Title: Fitzgerald, Hiram

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 349.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagefracture of lower maxilla

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17880

TEI/XML: med.d1e17880.xml

CASE.—Private Hiram Fitzgerald, Co. E, 3d Virginia Cavalry, aged 24 years, was wounded at Old Church, Virginia, May 29th, 1864, by a conoidal hall, which fractured the inferior maxilla. The missile passed from a point midway between the angle of the mouth on the left side, to the neck below, and behind the angle of the jaw on the right side. He was, on June 5th, admitted to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. Secondary hæmorrhage from the branches of the facial and internal maxillary arteries occurred June 5th, and recurred onthe 6th, amounting to three pints of blood, which was controlled by approaching syncope and injections of ice water into the mouth. The patient lived seven hours after the last visible hæmorrhage, but never rallied, although stimulants were freely administered. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A.