Title: Dicey, 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), 431.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e17460
CASE 668.—Private J. Dicey, Co. F, 17th Michigan, received a flesh wound of the left thigh and a contused wound by a shell on the fore part of the middle of the right leg, at Antietam, September 17, 1862. He entered Casparis Hotel Hospital, Washington, October 13th, with the latter wound in a gangrenous condition and the tibia denuded of periosteum for four or five inches. The best antiseptic remedies failing to check the spreading of the disease, the limb was amputated on October 21st, by Acting Assistant Surgeon L. Heard, some five or six inches below the knee. The patient was very feeble and failed to rally. He died October 24, 1862. The amputated bones of the leg were contributed to the Museum by the operator, and constitute specimen 212 of the Surgical Section, A. M. M.