Title: P——, John H.

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), 353.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagefractures of both the upper and lower jawsball entered mouth, comminuted fracture of alveolar process of superior maxilla, fracture of inferior maxilla, lacerated right border of tongue

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17994

TEI/XML: med.d1e17994.xml

CASE.—Corporal John H. P——, Co. H, 19th Maine Volunteers, aged 31 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the mouth, producing a comminuted fracture of the alveolar process of the superior and fracture of the inferior maxilla; also lacerating deeply the right border of the tongue to the extent of two inches. He was on May 21st admitted to Finley Hospital, Washington. Simple dressings were applied to the wound. Secondary hæmorrhage from the internal carotid artery occurred May 28th, amounting to two pints of blood. Patient died May 29th, 1864. The specimen is No. 207, Sect. I, A. M. M. The case is reported by Surgeon G. L. Pancoast, U. S. V.