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Military Monday – James E. Shannon Surgeon’s Certificate

The following is a partial transcription of James E. Shannon’s Surgeon’s Certificate. See page 1 here and page 2 here.

Date of Examination: June 24, 1891.

Original Pension Claim No. 975223

James E. Shannon, Rank, Pvt & Corp Company C, 2 Reg’t Ark Cav      Marshfield Mo State,

High Prairie Mo      June 24, 1891

We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully examined this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz: Injury to right leg, Disease of lungs, eyes, heart, kidneys and stomach.

He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Original

About 17 years ago my right thigh was fractured and my right hip is out of place. I have pain in left breast all the time. I have no disease of kidney or stomach that I know of

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions: Pulse rate, 84; respiration, 20; temperature, 99; height, 5 feet 9 inches; weight, 156 pounds; age, 55 years. Injury to right leg result of fracture of thigh & surgical neck of femur, 2 1/2 inches shortening. Lamness & limited motion. No evidence of disease of lungs, eyes, heart, kidneys, or stomach. No other disability found. disability permanent and not result of viscous habits and incapacitated for manual labor 3/4

He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 10/18 rating for the disability caused by injury to right leg & hips for that caused……..

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