Specimen 5

Civil war specimen

Ribs. Portions of 11th and 12th ribs showing fractures and adjacent callus (FIG. 1).

FIG. 1

The injuries were sustained at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862 and the patient was admitted to hospital Dec 23. He died of empyema on January 21, 1863.

Excerpt from The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion

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