Radiograph of the right elbow of Henry Pickering Bowditch, showing fragments of bullet

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Title

Radiograph of the right elbow of Henry Pickering Bowditch, showing fragments of bullet

Subject

Radiography in orthopedics
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care

Description

Autograph presentation inscription "from E. A. Codman to Henry P. Bowditch" on verso

Abstract

This radiograph was taken by Ernest Amory Codman (Assistant in Anatomy at Harvard Medical School) of the elbow of H. P. Bowditch, showing fragments of a bullet he had received on November 27, 1863, when he was shot in the forearm, leading a charge. Codman, who would marry Bowditch's niece, Katherine, in 1899, presented the X-ray plate as a Christmas gift.

Creator

Codman, Ernest Amory

Date Created

1896, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Henry Bowditch, 1806-1957 (inclusive), 1858-1910 (bulk), H MS c5.4.

References

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Format

image

Extent

1 radiographic print

Medium

Radiographic film

Type

image

Identifier

DigID0001526

Provenance

Donated by Mrs. Harold Bowditch to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1968.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Radiograph

Physical Dimensions

7" x 9"

Files

0001526_ref.jpg

Citation

Codman, Ernest Amory, “Radiograph of the right elbow of Henry Pickering Bowditch, showing fragments of bullet,” OnView, accessed March 5, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6051.

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