The XP Deus does great on Civil War relics too...

teamroper

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#21
Jake,
First, congratulations on a great hunt and good providence on your future hunts. About your tooth marks, are there any on the reverse side? It would be pretty hard to bite down on a bullet with enough force to leave marks on one side only. Also, I found a forum reply from another site that may shed some light on the "pain bullet". Here is the quote from that reply:
"A very cool find indeed! But as a master docent at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, I have to step in and say that the "biting the bullet" is a myth perpetuated by Hollywood. Over 90% of Civil War operations were done with anesthesia (chloroform and ether were readily available)." For more info, check out our web site at www.civilwarmed.org. Here's a link to the video talking about pain bullets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-...st=PL7E74D2567F093815&feature=player_embedded
There are no marks on the back of it.
 

teamroper

Well-Known Member
#24
Jake,
First, congratulations on a great hunt and good providence on your future hunts. About your tooth marks, are there any on the reverse side? It would be pretty hard to bite down on a bullet with enough force to leave marks on one side only. Also, I found a forum reply from another site that may shed some light on the "pain bullet". Here is the quote from that reply:
"A very cool find indeed! But as a master docent at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, I have to step in and say that the "biting the bullet" is a myth perpetuated by Hollywood. Over 90% of Civil War operations were done with anesthesia (chloroform and ether were readily available)." For more info, check out our web site at www.civilwarmed.org. Here's a link to the video talking about pain bullets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-...st=PL7E74D2567F093815&feature=player_embedded
Great information. Thanks for posting it. (y)
 
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