Title: Homer, John
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.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18416
CASE.—Private John Homer, Co. B, 18th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 18 years, was admitted to Douglas Hospital, Washington, June 4th, 1862, having been wounded by a missile which entered immediately below the zygomatic arch, passed downward through the parotid gland into the pharynx, and emerged through the integuments on a level with and one inch external to the thyroid cartilage on the opposite side. June 5th, patient being unable to swallow, and fluids taken into the mouth passing out at the lower orifice, he was nourished by fluids introduced into the stomach through a tube; pus and saliva discharged from wound. June 7th, no grave constitutional symptoms; patient still nourished by means of the stomach tube. June 8th, dyspnœa came on about four in the afternoon, and he died seven hours subsequently from apnœa.