Punch,  53 (1867), 143.

Bullets and Brains





Medical Practitioners, Experiment, Military Technology, Anatomy, Disease

    Discusses a British Medical Journal report of Dr Sarazin of the University of Strasbourg, a medical professor who has been 'trying experiments to ascertain the kind of effects produced by Chassepot rifle shots on the human frame'. Notes that his experiments on 'certain "subjects"—of the animal kingdom' have revealed that when these shots are fired at close range they produce a large exit wound and inflict disproportionate damage on the body. Evidently baffled by the human subject of this experiment, suggests that somebody of 'the spirit and faith of a martyr' has subjected himself to such a gruesome experiment.

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