Accession Number:

AD1066825

Title:

The Unusual Case of Private George Lemon

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Museum of Health and Medicine, USAMRMC Silver Spring United States

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Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The case of Private George Lemon is considered one of the most remarkable cases documented in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of Rebellion. Lemon, a shoemaker from Bird Hill, Maryland, was one of two men to survive a secondary amputation at the hip joint during the Civil War, an operation performed only nine times.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE