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Civil War Gunshot Wound about 1861-1865
Skull showing ‘keyhole’ gunshot trauma. Civil War Collection, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.
Reading Gunshot Patterns
The mass manufacture of guns in the 19th century led to an epidemic of gunshot wounds incurred in wars, violent crimes, suicides, and accidents. The study of gunshot wounds became an integral part of criminal investigation and forensic pathology.
National Museum of Health and Medicine: The institution’s 25-million object collection, focusing on topics as diverse as innovations in military medicine, traumatic brain injury, anatomy and pathology, military medicine during the Civil War, are on display. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/medtour/nmhm.html