bandersnatch7 (bandersnatch7) wrote in little_details,

Gunshot wound that an unequipped doctor of 1919 can't fix

I am writing a sci-fi/detective novel.
The scene is set in an English forest, mid autumn, 1919. A woman has been shot - fatally - and I need her to be conscious and take a long time to die. The only other person present is a doctor who cannot save her because of the nature of her wound and lack of equipment &/or assistance, taking into account that he has all the knowledge of an ex-WW1 medic.

BUT, later, when the doctor has access to a time machine he goes back and saves her... so she needs to be salvageable.

What kind of injury would be appropriate? The woman needs to be capable of coherent speech - even if she is in terrible pain - and the wound is inflicted by a single bullet from a revolver.
Tags: 1910-1919, ~medicine: historical, ~medicine: injuries: gunshot wounds, ~weapons: firearms

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