< ^ txtSun Jun 19 07:57:49 EDT 2016 Slept from around 11:30 to seven, without waking. Mostly sunny. High of ninety-one. Ugh. https://allthingsliberty.com/2013/05/battle-wounds-never-pull-an-arrow-out-of-a-body/ "One method to determine if the arrowhead was lodged in bone was by “twirling the shaft,” if the shaft moved the arrowhead was declared not to be lodged in bone. The force needed to remove an arrowhead embedded in bone was surprising. In one particular case Private Bishop was hit in the upper arm near the shoulder. Dr. Bill describes his effort; “…and bracing my knees against the patient’s thorax, I applied all the traction I could muster. Suddenly the arrow-head flew out of its seat, and I would have fallen on the floor, had not the steward caught me.” In 1876 Dr. Bill presented his own design of forceps specifically for removing arrowheads." Went to Beaumont, and spent a couple of hours with dad this afternoon. He appeared well, and was in reasonably good spirits. Bad news about his liver, but it's unclear at this stage how bad. Full moon tonight.
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