Title: Lewis, D.
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), 179-180.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e7928
CASE 362.—Captain D. Lewis, Co. G, 8th Ohio, aged 26 years, was wounded at the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, by a minié ball, which entered the external part of the left thigh about the junction of the upper and middle third, fractured the femur, and made its exit at the left buttock two inches from the anus. He was conveyed to Fredericksburg and treated with a double inclined plane for three weeks. On May 26th he was removed to a private dwelling in Washington, where he was attended by Acting Assistant Surgeon G. K. Smith, who applied Buck's method of treatment. There was but little suppuration or constitutional disturbance, and by July 9th the fracture had so far united as to permit the patient to walk on crutches. On July 13, 1864, Captain Lewis was mustered out by reason of expiration of service, and pensioned. In October following his wound had entirely healed, and soon afterwards he was able to walk on the injured limb. Subsequently he was for some years an employé in the Treasury Department. On August 22, 1865, his photograph was taken at the Army Medical Museum (Photo. Series of Surgical Cases, No. 91, A. M. M.), at which time he was in excellent health, and the injured limb showed no other deformity than one and a half inches shortening. The St. Louis Examining Board, in September, 1874, certified to "occasional lameness and soreness." The pensioner was paid March 4, 1879. His photograph is represented in FIG. 1 of PLATE LVIII, opp. p. 180.