Specimen 11

Civil war specimen

Humerus. The distal end shows superficial necrosis (FIG. 1). Much of the proximal portion shows a thin layer of new bone secondary to periosteal inflammation as a result of osteomyelitis.

FIG. 1

The injury occurred at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, and an amputation was performed the same day. The patient was subsequently admitted to the hospital on June 28 and died from sepsis July 21.

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