Specimen 16

Civil war specimen

Femur. Upper third of the bone shows a depressed and fragmented gunshot fracture (FIG. 1) of the anterior surface of the shaft adjacent to the lesser trochanter. A large splinter (FIG. 2) has partially separated from the medial aspect.

FIG. 1
FIG. 2

The gunshot wound was sustained at Port Hudson on June 14. Patient was admitted to the hospital June 17 and died from "exhaustion" ten days later, on July 27.

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