Title: Gay, F. M.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1876), 937.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e30784
CASE 1891.—Corporal F. M. Gay, Co. F, 12th New Hampshire, age 22 years, was wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864; and was admitted to Harewood Hospital, Washington, on the 7th. Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., contributed the photograph of the patient, represented by the adjacent wood-cut (FIG 683), and reported: "Gunshot wound of the left forearm, the ball entering the middle third posteriorly and making its exit anteriorly, fracturing the ulna in its course. June 3, 1864, resection of the ulna of the right side, middle third, three inches of the shaft removed; anæsthetic unknown. Operation performed on the field; operator unknown. Patient states that he was in good health at the time of the operation. Progress was favorable; treatment, simple dressing and supporting diet. Furloughed July 23, 1864." The patient was discharged the service December 3, 1864. In January, 1865, the patient was an applicant for pension, and stated that in addition to the above wound he was continually suffering from a severe form of chronic diarrhœa. In May, 1865, his agent withdrew the claim on account of the death of the soldier, but did not give the date of or cause of death.