Title: Blair, W.

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), 10.

Keywords:injuries of the abdomeninjuries of the abdominal wallscontusions and wounds of the abdominal parietescomplications of parietal woundshæmorrhageflesh wound of parietes of inguinal regionrepeated bleedings with fatal result

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31478

TEI/XML: med.d2e31478.xml

CASE 36.—Corporal W. Blair, Co. F, 63d Pennsylvania, aged 26 years, received a flesh wound of the parietes of the right inguinal region, from a conoidal ball, at Spottsylvania​, May 12, 1864. The wound presented no serious complication, and the patient was soon conveyed to Washington and placed in Lincoln Hospital, and was allowed full diet and a supporting treatment. The wound became inflamed and irritable, and hæmorrhage supervened. This was arrested by compression, but recurred, when applications of the solution of persulphate of iron were used in addition to pressure. Repeated bleedings took place, with a fatal result. The patient sank, in spite of free stimulation, and died on June 30, 1864.