Title: Webber, Christian
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), 8.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e192
CASE 8.—Private Christian Webber, 8th Co., New York Independent Volunteers, received, September 24, 1863, a severe wound from an axe, severing the quadriceps of the left thigh two inches above the patella. He was sent to Fairfax Seminary Hospital, September 26th, and deep-seated suppuration having appeared, burrowed, and finally penetrated the knee joint, Surgeon D. P. Smith thereupon decided to amputate the limb. The operation was practised, October 4th, at the junction of the lower and middle thirds of the femur. The patient was transferred, convalescent, to York, Pennsylvania, October 30th, and subsequently discharged. The portion of the femur amputated has been catalogued in the Army Medical Museum,¹ but exhibits nothing abnormal.
¹See No. 2004, Section I, p. 364, of Catalogue of the Surgical Section of the Army Medical Museum, Washington, 1866.