Cranium fragment with embedded bullet

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Title

Cranium fragment with embedded bullet

Subject

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

Description

This cranium fragment is from a solider of the American Civil War. He exhibited no symptoms after injury. The wound developed into a brain abscess and the soldier died 3 weeks after being shot.
Inscription: in pencil on bottom of base: "Civil War / 4973 /12-3."

Abstract

Cranium fragment with bullet mounted on wooden base, painted black.

Creator

Unknown
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

Medium

Bone, metal, wood

Type

physical object

Identifier

04973

Files

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Citation

Unknown and Morrison, Paul (photographer), “Cranium fragment with embedded bullet,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6120.

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