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Title

Dr David Livingstone Humerus Cast

Description

A replica cast of David Livingstone's left humerus, showing a compound fracture which occurred when he was mauled by a lion on his first expedition. The cast being made prior to his internment in Westminster Abbey, the old healed fracture proved that the remains were indeed those of David Livingstone. It was presented to the Royal College by the Livingstone Memorial Trust in 1973 on the anniversary of his death, and is contained within a modern glazed case.

Date

c. 1874

Identifier

2006/6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 36 cm

Materials

Plaster cast.

Dr David Livingstone Humerus Cast

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 36 cm

Materials

Plaster cast.

Files

Replica cast of Livingstone's left humerus.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Dr David Livingstone Humerus Cast,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/111.