Title: Perkins, M. J. H.
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), 81.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e4387
CASE 166.—Private M. J. H. Perkins, Co. K, 6th Maine, aged 21 years, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. He was admitted to Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, May 7th, and transferred to McDougall Hospital, Fort Schuyler, New York Harbor, one month afterwards. Assistant Surgeon R. Bartholow, U. S. A., contributed the specimen (Cat. Surg. Sect., 1866, p. 235, Spec. 1659), represented in the adjacent wood-cut (FIG. 34), with the following description: "A minié ball entered the left hip, striking the neck of the femur within the capsule, passing through the obturator foramen and between the rectum and urethra without injuring either, and escaped behind the ramus of the right ischium. Inflammation of the prostate gland, and priapism set in. The patient died June 13, 1863." The specimen consists of the bones of the hip joint, the articular surfaces being entirely eroded.