Title: Wells, F. M.
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), 723.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e26991
CASE.—Specimen 1064 (FIG. 410) exhibits the lower portion of the left femur, amputated in the middle third for a perforation with oblique fracture above the seat of injury: Lieutenant F. M. Wells, Co. D, 132d Pennsylvania, received, at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863, a comminuted fracture of the left femur just above the condyles. He was at once removed to the field hospital, and on May 6th was transferred to Washington and admitted into Armory Square Hospital. Shortly after admission he was placed under the influence of chloroform and the injured limb examined. It was decided to amputate the thigh at the middle, which operation was performed by the antero-posterior flap method, by Assistant Surgeon C. C. Byrne, U. S. A. The patient gradually sank, and died June 2, 1863.