Title: Smith, J.
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), 296.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e35050
CASE 862.—Private J. Smith, Co. A, 10th New York, wounded at Bull Run on August 28, 1862, was sent to Washington, and admitted into hospital on September 2nd. Assistant Surgeon V. B. Hubbard, U. S. V., reported that a ball entered the pelvis at the left sacro-iliac synchondrosis and lodged. There ensued complete paralysis of the bladder,and no urine was voided save by the use of the catheter, which was retained in the bladder and gave issue to an intimate mixture of blood and urine in about equal proportions. The genitals were œdematous; the tissues of the pelvis were infiltrated with urine, and escaped from the wound with the pus. The patient died on September 19, 1862. The symptoms and termination of this case were very similar to those of Private Frank Smith, who died five days previously from a similar wound.