Title: Davis, William W.

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), 348.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagefracture of upper maxillapermanent disability

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17866

TEI/XML: med.d1e17866.xml

CASE.—Private William W. Davis, Co. E, 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the upper maxilla. The missile entered the mouth and emerged at the middle of the left cheek, tearing out two inches of outer angle of mouth and destroying seven upper teeth and corresponding alveolar process. He was, on May 8th, admitted to Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington. Simple dressings were applied to the wound. May 14th, secondary hæmorrhage occurred from the facial artery, amounting to about two ounces of blood, which was controlled by pressure. On June 1st, he was transferred to Philadelphia, and admitted into the Satterlee Hospital, whence he was transferred to the 2d battalion, Invalid Corps, September 4th, 1863. He is a pensioner; has very considerable deformity, and neuralgic pains in face in damp weather. Disability, three-fourths and permanent. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon C. A. McCall, U. S. A.