Title: Smith, J. F.
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), 866.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e29009
CASE 1230.—Private J. F. Smith. Co. C. 61st New York, aged 17 years, received, at Barksville, Virginia. April 8, 1865, a shot fracture of the right knee. On the following day (April 9th) amputation through the lower third of the thigh was performed. He was treated in field hospital, and subsequently, on May 14th, he was admitted to Armory Square Hospital at Washington. The symptoms of the case are briefly noted on the bed-card by Acting Assistant Surgeon C. H. Brown: Metastatic abscesses of surface; swelling of joints; icteric tinge of skin and conjunctiva of eye; swelling of submaxillary, sublingual, and parotid glands; joints painful, chills, and change of chill to that of burning heat; profuse diarrhœa; nausea, headache, and delirium. Death on May 24, 1865, of pyæmia and exhaustion. No autopsy was made.