The case of caries of the tibia.

In 1828, the North American Medical and Surgical Journal published an account of Stantonsburg doctor Josiah R. Horn’s treatment of an undiagnosed bone disease in an enslaved man’s leg. The man is unnamed, and his suffering is unspeakable, despite Dr. Horn’s best efforts. Ultimately, his leg was amputated at the thigh, and he recovered.

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2 comments

  1. Lisa,
    Just a note to acknowledge your Important research.
    I read each post not only for the historical references and information such as this medical
    article but also for the delight I experience when I recognize a family member or landmark. And there have been many, especially the St. Alphonsus and C.H. Darden H.S. … and Rest Haven Cemetary where I lost my virginity in the backseat of my « boyfriend’s Daddy’s car!
    Happy New Year!

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