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The Daily Dispatch: April 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], Death from Wounds by copper nails. (search)
Death from Wounds by copper nails. --Mr. Perry Jordan, of Boston, died on the 30th ult, under unusual circumstances. He was at work repeating a pump, and accidentally placed his knee on a strip of leather in which were two or three corroded copper nails, making a considerable wound. He took ordinary measures to the wound, but after about a week the time commenced to swell, and after two weeks suffering mortification took place, and he died from the injury.