Specimen 10

Specimen 10 civil war

Femur. Cut surface of the upper femur with acetabulum shows necrosis of medullary tissue (FIG. 1) that extends from the margin of amputation to the mid-portion of the neck.

FIG. 1

The soldier was shot by guerrilla fighters near Ellisford on December 1, 1863. Amputation took place on December 2 and he died on January 17, 1864.

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