Specimen 7

Femur. Fracture of the upper third of the shaft with poor apposition, united by irregular callus (FIG. 1).

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FIG. 1

The injury was sustained at Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862. The patient was admitted to the hospital on July 30 and died of sepsis September 26.

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

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