Specimen 14

Civil war specimen

Tibia/Fibula. Inferior portion of leg showing fracture of the fibula; the space between the two bone fragments was originally filled by soft tissue.

The patient sustained an unknown injury on September 16, 1862. The remaining upper third of the leg was amputated 78 days later, and the femur was amputated 1 month after that. The patient died of hemorrhage secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis on March 31, 1863.

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