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Livingstone's Humerus Fracture

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A Fellow of the Royal College, David Livingstone was a medical missionary in Southern Africa during the 1800s. He was notoriously attacked by a lion and the mysterious anatomy of his fractured arm still puzzles people today!

In this animation we compare the anatomy of a regular humerus to that of Livingstone's after it healed.

Livingstone's Humerus Fracture

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humerus comparison.jpg

Citation

“Livingstone's Humerus Fracture,” Heritage, accessed October 17, 2019, https://www.heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1301.