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Raphael (search for this): article 3
Gun-shot wounds --An Interesting Lecture.--A lecture on gun-shot wounds was delivered in the New York Medical College on Tuesday by Prof. Raphael: In the course of the lecture the professor remarked that there were more men killed and wounded, in proportion to the numbers engaged in battles at the present time, than in olden times. The fact was exemplified in the Crimean and Italian wars, and in our present troubles; and it was owing to the improved projectiles and weapons used now, particularly the Minnie and Enfield rifles and bullets. Wounds produced by bullets were of the kind called lacerated and contused, and were greatly modified by the seat of the injury and the state of health of the person wounded.--There were also what are called indirect wounds, made by spent balls, produced by splinters, or by the ricochet of the old fashioned round cannon ball, throwing up stones or earth which gave almost as serious injuries as would a ball of the same size as the stone th