Civil War doll Nina stars in detective story
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Civil War-era doll suspected of carrying medicines to wounded and malaria-stricken Confederate troops has been X-rayed, taken a trip to Virginia's crime lab and starred in a nationally televised investigation.
Nina still isn't giving up her 150-year-old secrets.
While X-rays revealed that her papier-mâché head was in fact hollow, technicians at the Richmond crime lab swabbed the inside of Nina's head and found no residue of either quinine, used to treat malaria, or morphine.
The tests are inclusive, however, because the drugs could have been sealed tightly with paper, muslin or oilcloth before they were stuffed into Nina's head....
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