Specimen 19

Civil war specimen

Tibia/Fibula. Gunshot fracture of both bones with union by abundant callus. Fragments of necrotic bone and muscle were retained in wound, causing prolonged abscess formation.

The patient was admitted to hospital December 13, 1862. Amputation was performed at mid-thigh in February 1863 and the patient died of unknown cause in August 1863.

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