Title: Glassie, J.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 3, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883), 224, 288-289.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e12501
CASE 467.—Private J. Glassie, Co. B, 63d New York, aged 22 years, was wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, and admitted to the field hospital of the 1st division, Second Corps. Surgeon W. S. Cooper, 125th New York, noted: "Shot wound of left leg; amputation at lower third by Surgeon P. E. Hubon, 28th Massachusetts." One week after the reception of the injury the man was admitted to Emory Hospital, Washington, where Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., recorded that the limb was re-amputated above the knee on June 20th, also that abscesses formed subsequently, and that the stump of the femur became hypertrophied. On March 10, 1865, the patient was transferred to Central Park Hospital, New York City, whence Surgeon B. A. Clements, U. S. A., reported the following: "When admitted, the end of the stump was red and inflamed, and there were three sinuses leading to necrosed bone. On March 19th, chloroform was administered, and a sequestrum about eight inches long was removed by Acting Assistant Surgeon S. Teats. The patient did well after the operation. By July 15th, the stump had entirely healed, and one month later he was discharged from service." The man subsequently became a pensioner. He died at Brooklyn, New York, November 12, 1867. The removed fragment was contributed to the Museum by the operator, and constitutes Specimen 3100 of the Surgical Section. A representation of it appears in FIG. 3 of PLATE LXIX, opposite p. 224.