Specimen 18

Civil war specimen

Femur. A non-united fracture separates the upper and lower portions. The sequestrum (FIG. 1) extends almost 15 cm along the shaft inferiorly and is surrounded by a partially developed involucrum (FIG. 2).

FIG. 1
FIG. 2

The fracture occurred by gunshot of a conoidal ball at Winchester on September 19, 1864. He died of "exhaustion" on November 20.

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