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Experimentation and Maintenance

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These are notes kept by the scientists who held The Soldier, beginning in 1948, under Doctor Arnim Zola

 

Entry 6:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

July 31, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola has returned to HYDRA.

Doctor Johann Fennhoff accompanies him. Fennhoff's specialty is manipulation of the brain and thoughts

Maintenance of The Soldier will be Zola's responsibility.

Doctor Zola has designated James Barnes The Soldier. He is to be referred to in no other way.

 

Entry 7:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 3, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Soldier removed from stasis

Soldier slow to regain consciousness. Cleaned and checked for need of repairs.

Left arm non-functional. Healing impaired.

Soldier rehydrated through IV. Nutritional supplement administered through feeding tube.

Solid foods to be given three times per day beginning with the evening meal

Soldier given adequate clothing and assigned a cell

 

Entry 8:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 5, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Soldier conscious

Repairs to left arm inspected, cleaned, and maintained

Left arm continues to not heal correctly

Radius and ulna rebroken and reset

Humerus rebroken and reset

Doctor Zola believes the serum will heal the arm.

recommend removal

restraints required

 

Entry 9:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 8, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Soldier conscious

Repairs to left arm inspected, cleaned, and maintained

Bones in arm still not healing properly
Areas with missing muscle and skin still not healing properly

recommend removal

restraints required

 

Entry 10:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 9, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Soldier conscious

Repairs to left arm inspected, cleaned, and maintained

Left arm not healing correctly

Radius and ulna rebroken and reset

Humerus rebroken and reset

Doctor Zola is frustrated with the condition of the arm

recommend removal

restraints required

 

Entry 11:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 11, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Soldier conscious

Repairs to left arm inspected, cleaned, and maintained

Left arm continues to not heal correctly

Radius and ulna rebroken and reset

Humerus rebroken and reset

recommend removal

restraints required

 

Entry 12:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 11, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Soldier conscious

Repairs to left arm inspected, cleaned, and maintained

Bones in arm still not healing properly
Areas with missing muscle and skin still not healing properly

Doctor Zola has determined that the cryostasis has damaged the ability of the arm to heal

recommend removal

restraints required

 

Entry 13:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 13, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

The left arm continues to be problematic. The bones are still not healing correctly. The muscles are still not knitting properly. The bones must be rebroken and reset repeatedly and still the ends will not form a solid bond.

The Soldier is being evaluated for removal of left arm

 

Entry 14:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 14, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

Surgery has been approved for removal of The Soldier's left arm.


The arm has continued to be non-functional. Though repairs have been attempted, the results are not optimal. The muscles are not knitting. The bones healed improperly and the fused places are weak and poorly aligned. Due to The Soldier's rapid healing, it has been deemed more harmful to his efficiency to continue breaking and resetting bones that will not be strong enough at the repaired break sites.

The Soldier is scheduled for surgery tomorrow.

 

Entry 15:

HYDRA Facility
Dnepropetrovsk Region
Ukraine

August 15, 1948

Doctor Arnim Zola supervising

The Soldier's non-functioning arm has been removed.

The surgery itself was routine. The skin and muscle was removed cleanly to just below the elbow joint.

The bone was removed to just above the elbow joint.

The leftover muscle was smoothed over the end of the humerus. The excess skin was stitched to completely cover the wound.

The Soldier could not be sedated enough to remain unconscious.


Restraints were necessary.

The screaming was disturbing to the doctor and The Soldier also had to be gagged.

Recovery is expected to be quick.