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al keay
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Hello lankey

The codes usedto classify wounds were as follows:

Classification

Description

Class I

Gunshot wounds of the head

I.1

Continuous and simple flesh wounds of the scalp

I.2

With fracture of the cranium without depression

I.3

With fracture of the cranium

I.4

Penetrating the cranium

I.5

Perforating the cranium

Class II

Gunshot wounds of the face

Ii.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

II.2

With fracture

II.3

Fracture with lesion

II.4

With fracture of the lower jaw

Class III

Gunshot wounds of the neck

III.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

III.2

With injury of the …

Class IV

Gunshot wounds of the chest

IV.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

IV.2

With injury of bony or cartilaginous parietes without lesion of contents

IV.3

With lesion of contents by contusion, or non-penetrating wound

IV.4

Penetrating

IV.5

Implicating contents

Class V

Gunshot wounds of the abdomen

V.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

V.2

Contusion or non-penetrating wound with lesion of …

V.3

Penetrating or perforating, with lesion of …

Class VI

Gunshot wounds of the back and spine

VI.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

VI.2

With fracture of vertebra, without lesion of spinal cord

VI.3

With fracture and lesion of spinal cord

Class VII

Gunshot contusions and wounds of the perineum and genital urinary organs, not being at the same time cases of infection of the peritoneum

Class VIII

Gunshot wounds of the upper extremities

VIII.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

VIII.2

With contusion or fracture of long bones

VIII.3

Simple fracture of long bones by contusion

VIII.4

Compound fracture of long bones

Class IX

Gunshot wounds of the lower extremities

IX.1

Simple flesh contusions and wounds

IX.2

With contusion or fracture of long bones

IX.3

Simple fracture of long bones by contusion

IX.4

Compound fracture of long bones

Class X

Gunshot wounds with direct injury of the large arteries, not being at the same time cases of compound fracture

Class XI

Gunshot wounds with direct penetration or perforation of the larger joints

Class XII

Gunshot wounds with direct injury of the large nerves, not being at the same time cases of compound fracture

Class XIII

Wounds caused by sword or lance

Class XIV

Bayonet wounds

Class XV

Miscellaneous wounds

This list was printed on the inside front cover of CCS admissions books, and I got it from one of Howard Williamson's books on medal collecting.

Ron

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Helwyn and Ron - many thanks your input - It now makes sense not to consider the the notation as codes but as references as where to locate information on the entry. thanks again - Alan

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