Title: Riley, Patrick

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), 406.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the neckgunshot wounds of the neckwounds of the larynx and trachealaying open both tubes

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18410

TEI/XML: med.d1e18410.xml

CASE.—Private Patrick Riley, Co. D, 1st New York Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 1st, 1863, by a musket ball, which entered on the left side of the neck, passed behind the trachea, near the cricoid cartilage, and in front of the œsophagus, laying open both tubes. He was, on May 12th, admitted to Stanton Hospital, Washington. Enemata, stimulants, and opiates were administered, and beef tea injected by an œsophageal tube. Air and nourishment passed through the wound. The patient had a severe cough, and was restless and constipated. May 24th, vomiting occurred; 28th, emaciated from inanition; capillary circulation diminished; skin cool and moist; pulse slow and feeble, and the mind wandering. The patient died on May 29th, 1863. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon P. C. Davis, U. S. A.