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Extract from HMS Theseus medical officer’s journal for 25 July 1797 relating to the amputation of part of Nelson’s right arm

Catalogue reference: ADM 101/123/2 page 7

Mens Names, Ages and Qualities When and Where put on the Sick List Statement of the Case when put on the List Symptoms and Treatment while under cure When discharged to duty, died or sent to the Hospital Remarks
Admiral Nelson 25 July Compound fracture of the right Arm by a musket ball passing thro’ a little above the Elbow an Artery divided the Arm was immediately Amputated the following given him

R’ Opii g’ ij f Pil statim s
Rep Pil Opi ij
Rep Pil Opii ij Noxa S.S.

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