Right scapula, showing a well-defined circular rifle ball perforation

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Title

Right scapula, showing a well-defined circular rifle ball perforation

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
Osteopathic medicine
Gunshot wounds
human remains

Description

This scapula was found or removed from an unidentified soldier injured on a Virginia battlefield in 1863.
Inscription: "984 12-3 Civil War Gettysburg" written on the underside of the base in pencil; Hand written label "984. Gun Shot Fracture." adhered to the posterior surface of the bone.

Abstract

Right scapula mounted on a black wooden base with a split metal rod.

Creator

Foye, John W. (physician)
Morrison, Paul (photographer)

Date Created

Undated

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum

Format

model

Medium

Bone, metal, wood

Type

physical object

Identifier

00984

Provenance

Donated by John W. Foye, a Harvard Medical School graduate and surgeon in the Eleventh Massachusetts Infantry, in 1863.

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Citation

Foye, John W. (physician) and Morrison, Paul (photographer), “Right scapula, showing a well-defined circular rifle ball perforation,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6115.

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