Title: Daly, 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), 444.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e18500
CASE 701.—Sergeant J. Daly, Co. K, 82d New York, aged 27 years, was wounded in the left leg, at the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, and admitted to Douglas Hospital, Washington, six days afterwards. Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A., described the injury as "a gunshot fracture of the fibula," and reported: "On May 17th, a bullet was extracted from the inner side of the leg, through a deep and oblique incision two or three inches below the knee. Three days afterwards three hæmorrhages occurred from the posterior tibial artery, amounting to one, three, and ten ounces respectively, and necessitating ligation of the femoral artery, which was performed below the profunda in Scarpa's space by Assistant Surgeon W. F. Norris, U. S. A. Ether was used as the anæsthetic. On the following day there was venous hæmorrhage to the amount of four ounces. A further loss of eight ounces of blood took place on May 25th, and of one and a half ounces the next day. Four more attacks followed on June 1st, each causing the loss of one-half ounce to an ounce of blood, and being checked by compression over the femoral where it emerges from the pelvis. Death resulted from exhaustion, June 3, 1864. At the post-mortem examination the ligature was found to have nearly sloughed through; clot below, but none above it."