26 July 2011

"A man with a hole in his chest"

ca. 1890-1900, “Reverend Eavens, a man with a hole in his chest”, W.C. Bell

Post-traumatic?  Healed tuberculous fistula?  No details re etiology at the Wellcome Images source.

Via Historical Indulgences.


  1. Could be. Any CT surgeons (old ones) out there?

  2. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is in Frederick, MD. The address on the picture doesn't match the address of the museum (and the museum was a furniture factory and undertaking business during the Civil War. But I wonder if there's a connection.


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