What is this lead ring?
December 16, 2009 8:17 PM Subscribe
In this excerpt
from Beloved Son Felix
, there is a description of a body that they have disinterred for an autopsy. They find a lead ring which causes disgust. What would the lead ring be?
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The relevant part:
On opening the winding sheet in which the body was sewn, we found a woman with a congenital deformity of the legs, the two feet turned inward. We did an autopsy and found, among other curiosities, various veins vasorum spermaticorum, which were not deformed, but followed the curve of the legs toward the buttocks. She had a lead ring, and as I detest these, it added to my disgust.
Surely not a lead ring on her finger, that wouldn't cause such detestation, would it? Could it be that it was some sort of device she wore because she had deformed legs?