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Plukovník Karel, rytíř von Kopal (Ctidružice 3.2.1788-Vicenza 17.6.1848) Nález periferního pahýlu horní končetiny Karla von Kopala a lékařsko-antropologická analýza

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Title in English The Colonel Charles, Knight von Kopal (Ctidružice 3 February - Vocenza 17 June 1848) The find of the peripheral stump of the upper limb of Charles von Kopal and a medical anthopological analysis


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ve službách archeologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Karel von Kopal; Napoleon battles; amputation
Description The colonel Charles von Kopal (1788-1848) was known Office of Austrian army, which began his military career in 1805. He campaigned many battles and obtained numer of medails (for example: Canon Gross, Order of the Iron Crown, Order of Maria Theresia). During the battle on the rise of Monte Berico (10th June 1848) by Vincenza the colonel Kopal is wounded in his right arm by a projectile. He had to undergo complicated amputation on the right arm above the elbow, which is successfully survived. However, in spite of that, 60 years Kopal dies at night of the 16th and 17th June 1848. This article see into medical and anthopological analysis of the peripheral stump of the upper limb of the colonel Charles von Kopal.
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