Title: Perry, W. H.
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), 583.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e21725
CASE 829.—Private W. H. Perry, Co. C, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, aged 39 years, received a gunshot fracture of the right tibia and fibula, also flesh wounds of both lower extremities, and a wound of the thorax, at Spottsylvania, May 19,1864. He entered Lincoln Hospital, at Washington, three days afterwards, where he died of pyæmia May 30, 1864. The history, with the pathological specimen (No. 4580), represented in the accompanying cut (FIG. 335), was contributed to the Museum by Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A. The specimen consists of the greater portion of the bones of the right leg, showing the fibula to be transversely fractured in the lowest fourth and the anterior portion of the tibia shattered into the ankle.