Fractured radius and ulna with gun shot wound

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Title

Fractured radius and ulna with gun shot wound

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Gunshot wounds
Osteopathic medicine
Surgery--History--19th century
human remains

Description

Case history: This radius and ulna was from a 35 year old soldier injured on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg. His radius was fractured by gunshot and his ulna by a two inch long piece of fragmented gun barrel. The soft tissue of the soldier's arm was heavily lacerated. He was removed to the military hospital at Portsmouth, Rhode Island on July 13th where the gun barrel fragment was removed. Infection set in and the arm was amputated on September 12th. A piece of the soldier's uniform was found embedded in the flesh of the amputated limb. The soldier did well until October 4th, when he became septic. He died on October 10th.
Inscription: "1027 / 12-3 Civil War / Gettysburg" handwritten in pencil under base; "1027. From Gettysburg. Soft parts / extensively lacerated. Wound - / ed July 3rd. Iron removed on 13th / extensive suppuration am- / putated Sept. 12th. Did well / till Oct. 4th then..."

Abstract

Radius and ulna articulated and mounted on wooden base painted black.

Creator

Cushing, Stephen
Morrison, Paul (photographer)

Date Created

Undated

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum

Format

model

Extent

11 H x 28 W x 10 D cm

Medium

Bone, metal, wood

Type

physical object

Identifier

01027

Provenance

Donated by Stephen Cushing, Harvard Medical Student, in 1863.

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Citation

Cushing, Stephen and Morrison, Paul (photographer), “Fractured radius and ulna with gun shot wound,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6117.

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