Title: Lambert, 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), 389.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitieswounds and injuries of the knee jointexcisions at the knee joint for shot injuryprimary excisions at the knee jointfatal cases of primary excision of the knee jointwounded in knee jointshot fracture of knee jointhead of tibia exciseddelirium

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e16111

TEI/XML: med.d2e16111.xml

CASE 597.—Private J. Lambert, Co. E, 1st Michigan Cavalry, aged 33 years, was wounded in the left knee joint, at Cold Harbor, May 31, 1864. Surgeon W. H. Rulison,, 9th New York Cavalry, reported that resection was performed at the field hospital of the 1st division, Cavalry Corps. Acting Assistant Surgeon S. Graham reported that the patient was admitted to Emory Hospital, Washington, June 7th, in a weak and debilitated condition, caused by a shot fracture of the knee joint, the head of the tibia having been excised" before admission. Tonics, stimulants, and nourishing diet constituted the treatment, and water dressings and bandages were applied locally. The patient became delirious June 12th, and died June 16, 1864.