Title: Frink, John P.

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), 501.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingball penetrated chest in seventh intercostal space outside of vertical line through nipple, emerged near the angle of same rib

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19561

TEI/XML: med.d1e19561.xml

CASE.—Private John P. Frink, Co. F, 17th Maine Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 18th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which penetrated the left chest in the seventh intercostal space, one inch outside of a vertical line through the nipple, and emerged near the angle of the same rib. The wound was hermetically sealed at the hospital of the 3d division, Second Corps. On August 27th, he was transferred to Finley Hospital, Washington, and discharged from service on June 8th, 1865. Pension Examiner Eugene F. Sanger reports, October 27th, 1868: "Necrosis followed, and spitting of blood. Dulness​ in region of wound and adhesion of lung to pleura. Pain, soreness, and dyspnœa upon exposure and hard work." The case is reported by Surgeon O. Everts, 20th Indiana Volunteers.