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1737 case of the miller, Samuel Wood: Arm and scapula of the patient were torn off due to forearm becoming caught in a rope attached to the cogs of a mill. The veins and arteries were stretched taught when the amputation occurred, bleeding very little. The nerves were drawn clean out of the arm and snapped clean at the scapular base. The surgeon who made the initial visit tied off the blood vessels, and superficially dressed the wound. The wound healed without complications.

Amputation was a common operation if a patient's arm or leg had a extensive wound. The procedure lessened the chance that gangrene or fatal infection would occur. Although amputation could sometimes save the life of a patient, it left thousands of soldiers permanently disabled. [Pvt. Charles L. Sewell]

ca. 1868, “George Lemon, Thirty Months After Amputation at Hip-Joint” [PVT, Co. C, 6th Maryland Volunteers, injured at Battle of the Wilderness, 5 May 1864]

"ca. 1865-6, “United We Stand. Divided We Fall”, [portrait of Civil War veterans Frank M. Howe and Velorus W. Bruce]" From tuesday-johnson.t...

Amputation of third, fourth, and fifth metacarpals. Pvt. Robert Fryer, Co. G, 52nd NY Volunteers, wounded at Hatcher's Run, Virginia during the civil war

During the American Civil War, performing an amputation meant saving a life.

Case of Successful Primary Amputation at the Hip Joint : photograph, 1868

"Amputation" - Odd Nerdrum

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