Title: Matthews, —— (Private)
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), 145.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31526
CASE 391.—Surgeon M. K. Hogan, U. S. V., reports Private Matthews as receiving a shot perforation of the right hypochondrium, at Bethesda, June 2, 1864. At Lincoln Hospital, Assistant Surgeon H. Allen diagnosticated a perforation of the liver and probably of the lung. The patient was discharged, and pensioned May 19, 1865. Pension Examiner C. C. P. Clark, of Oswego, concurred in the opinion that the ball traversed the liver, and noted that there was an ununited fracture of the tenth rib. This pensioner was on the list in December, 1872.