Excised head of humerus

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Title

Excised head of humerus

Subject

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

Description

This amputated head of the left humerus was excised from a soldier in the American Civil War. He was shot at the battle of Fredericksburg. The amputation was performed sometime after the injury by Algernon Coolidge and was successful. The soldier was found working at the Charlestown Naval Yard in 1865..
Inscription: in pencil on bottom of base: "6536 / 14-1"; in red paint on base: "6536 / 14-1."

Abstract

Head of left humerus mounted on black wooden base.

Creator

Coolidge, Algernon (physician)

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

06536

Provenance

Donated by Dr. Algernon Coolidge in 1863.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bone

Files

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Citation

Coolidge, Algernon (physician), “Excised head of humerus,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6124.

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