Two days after his 18th birthday, Private John Dice of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry was wounded at Turner’s Gap on South Mountain by a gunshot through his right wrist into in his abdomen. A few days later he had some pretty tricky surgery to his wrist to save his hand.

An illustration in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870) of the procedure is shown here. John’s was one of 6 such operations described on page 1000 (he’s #2) of Volume 2, Part 2 of the MSHWR, online from the US National Library of Medicine at NIH.

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