Title: E——, 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), 444.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinegunshot injuries of the lumbar vertebrægunshot fractures of the apophyses of the lumbar spineperitonitiscomplete paraplegiabullet into the abdominal cavity through spinal canallaceration of liver

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18873

TEI/XML: med.d1e18873.xml

CASE.—Corporal John E——, Co. M, 14th New York Heavy Artillery, being wounded in front of Petersburg, on July 30, 1864, was sent to Washington, and admitted to Douglas Hospital on August 3d, with peritonitis and complete paraplegia. He died on the same day. The autopsy revealed the passage of the bullet into the abdominal cavity through the spinal canal, and laceration of the liver. The pathological specimen was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A. It is figured in the adjoining wood-cut (FIG. 196).

FIG. 196.—Two lumbar vertebræ fractured vertically. Spec. 3583, Setct​. I, A. M. M.