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Title

Cannon Shell extracted from patient's face during the Second World War.

Description

Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/9.2

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

metal

Cannon Shell extracted from patient's face during the Second World War.

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

metal

Files

2000.9.2_canon shell 4.jpg
2000.9.2_canon shell 2.jpg
2000.9.2_canon shell 5.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Cannon Shell extracted from patient's face during the Second World War. ,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/45.