Thoracic vertebra with cut-mark

Dublin Core

Title

Thoracic vertebra with cut-mark

Alternative Title

Osteological preparation of thoractic vertebra with stab wound

Subject

Osteological Preparations
Spine
Vertebrae
Wounds
Stab
Homicide
Hodges, Richard M. (Richard Manning), 1827-1896

Description

Vertebra of a 25 year old man who was stabbed in the middle of the right side of the neck with a broad and sharp knife, and was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital. The hemorrhage, which was very copious, was arrested. The common carotid artery was tied. Subsequently, the carotid artery was found to be uninjured. After this, the man rallied well. However, on the 2nd day, phlegmonous inflammation came on about the wound. He died 78 hours after the injury.

Abstract

Seventh cervical vertebra and first and second thoracic vertebrae with rib sections. Cut mark on body of first thoracic vertebra. Articulated and mounted to wooden base painted black. Transverse processes sawed off.

Creator

Hodges, Richard M. (Richard Manning), 1827-1896

Source

Hodges, Richard M. (Richard Manning), 1827-1896

Date

1863

Date Created

1863

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum

References

Hodges, Richard, "Wound of the Neck; Ligature of the Common Carotid; Death; Autopsy.“ Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 69 (1863): 98

Format

object

Extent

One osteological preparation

Medium

osteological preparation

Type

physical object

Identifier

WAM 00947

Provenance

The osteological preparation was prepared by Richard Hodges and donated by Hodges to the Warren Anatomical Museum in 1863.

Files

00947_v1.jpg

Citation

Hodges, Richard M. (Richard Manning), 1827-1896, “Thoracic vertebra with cut-mark,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 6, 2019, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17928.

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