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X-Ray found in file

My brother gave me this x-ray to add to the family archives. It is labeled in pencil, “Schrpwunde,” which I have taken to be an abbreviation of ‘Schrapnellwunde.’ If you look carefully, you will see a dense lump at the base of the brain and top of the spine. I showed it to my dentist who confirmed that it is foreign matter and very dense.

I know that Lea Risse (our great grandmother’s sister) died in WWI as a nurse. Does anyone know of someone who had a schrapnell wound in their head? I hope some of the German cousins will see this post.

This x-ray is German and likely dates to WWI. Prevo Family Archives, Scan 2013.

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