CASE 606.—Corporal A. Glazier, Co. B, 1st Minnesota, aged 29 years, was wounded at Ream's Station, August 25, 1864. Surgeon N. Hayward, 20th Massachusetts, reported the injury as a "shot fracture of the left knee joint," for which he performed excision at the field hospital of the 2d division, Second Corps. Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V., reported that the patient was admitted to the Armory Square Hospital, Washington, August 28th, in a low condition and suffering severe pain from nervous spasms of the limb, caused by a wound of the knee joint with slight fracture of the external condyle, the patella having been removed on the field. Circular amputation at the lower third of the thigh was performed by Acting Assistant Surgeon D. W. C. Van Slyck on the day after admission. Chloroform inhalation induced alarming symptoms, and electricity was resorted to. Opium and alcoholic and diffusible stimulants were administered. Gangrene appeared in the stump the second day and spread rapidly. Death resulted on September 2, 1864.