Handwritten letter detailing the medical procedures undertaken to heal an 'ununited fracture of the humerus.'

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Handwritten letter detailing the medical procedures undertaken to heal an 'ununited fracture of the humerus.' No author, date or location, although dates in the text indicate the treatment took place around 1851-1852, perhaps in Massachusetts. Single sheet, folded into four pages, all full of writing. The author documents his encounter with a 28 year old male who had broken his humerus in a carriage fall. It had not healed correctly, despite attempts by other doctors. The doctor/author of this letter recalls his efforts to reset the bones, including removing callouses and other treatments that eventually led to an apparent somewhat successful outcome. FAIR/GOOD condition. A one by two inch area of loss present at the upper left corner, resulting in small amounts of MISSING text in that location on the first two pages. Dark browning present in this area, with other small spots of browning and staining to the paper. Small hole at the center fore edge, with a few letters missing because of this. Another tiny hole present in the last page. Horizontal fold creases present. A few tiny tears along the extremities. Light fading. Bookseller Inventory # 008831

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