Sunday, November 21, 2010
Fort Sill, Ind. Ty.
Nov. 21st 1875
To The Surgeon General U.S. Army
I would respectfully state that a citizen, Thomas Dougherty, died in hospital on the 13th inst. of Remittent Fever – the deceased was however of intemperate habits. This patient was found to have an ununited fracture of the right forearm of a number of years standing – both bones were fracture. No attempt at bony union has resulted, and free motion remains between the upper and lower fragments. As the specimen appears to be somewhat interesting, the forearm which has been preserved, will if desired be suitably packed and turned over to the Post Quartermaster for shipment to the Army Medical Museum.
Your obt. servant
Surgeon U.S. Army
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 7132
November 18, 1903.
Mr. Henry Reens,
409 Fourth Ave.,
New York, N.Y.
In accordance with your request of the 17th inst. 6 copies of printed circular of Museum photograph 177, recovery after fracture of the right ilium by a musket ball (from your own case), are herewith forwarded.
Col. Asst. Surgeon General, U.S.A.
In charge of Museum & Library Division