Title: H——, Theodore B.
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), 445.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18900
CASE.—Private Theodore B. H——, Co. F, 7th Maryland Volunteers, received a penetrating gunshot wound of the chest and abdomen at Petersburg, Virginia, June 19th, 1864. He was taken to the field hospital of the Fifth Corps, where simple dressings were applied. On July 4th, he was transferred to the 3d division hospital, Alexandria. The ball had penetrated the lower lobe of the left lung, the symptoms being great prostration, difficulty of breathing, anxiety of countenance, slight hæmorrhage, and bloody expectoration. The patient was placed on his wounded side to favor discharge of blood and pus. No foreign matter was discovered. The hæmorrhage was controlled by rest and antiphlogistic treatment. Stimulants were carefully given. July 6th: Hectic fever set in. Opiates, tonics, stimulants, and beef essence. He sank rapidly, and died on July 9th, 1864. Necropsy: Ball entered between the ninth and tenth ribs, separated the former from its cartilage, passed through the lower lobe of the left lung, entered the abdomen, passed through the intestines without injury, and lodged in the second lumbar vertebra. The pathological specimen is No. 3349, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed, with a history of the case, by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V.