Specimen 22

Femur. The entire shaft is necrotic (FIG. 1, sequestrum) and partially encased by an irregular involucrum.

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FIG. 1

Fracture of the knee occurred in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864. Amputation was performed at the middle third of the femur 39 days later; the patient died of "exhaustion" 41 days after that.

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