Title: Baine, Henry

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 346.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagecommon carotid ligatedloss of one eye, vision destroyed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17830

TEI/XML: med.d1e17830.xml

CASE.—Private Henry Baine, Co. C, 183th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 19 years, received, at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, a gunshot wound of head and face, conoidal ball entering in front of the meatus auditorius, left side, and emerging at nasal eminence, involving loss of left eye and partial destruction of internal maxillary artery. He was admitted to the Emory Hospital, Washington, on June 10th, 1864. Face much swollen; vision destroyed. Cold water dressings were applied and tonics administered. Patient did well until the evening of June 15th, when secondary hæmorrhage took place. He lost from four to six pounds of blood, necessitating operation. On June 16th, at ten A. M., Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., ligated the common carotid artery, in superior carotid triangle, just below origin of internal maxillary artery. He died on June 26th, 1864, from exhaustion and debility. The case is reported by the operator.