Title: Quick, Philip C.

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 hæmorrhagefracture of lower maxilla

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18006

TEI/XML: med.d1e18006.xml

CASE.—Sergeant Philip C. Quick, Co. H, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which caused a compound fracture of the inferior maxilla, right side. He was on May 16th admitted to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. Secondary hæmorrhage from the sublingual and the superior thyroid artery of the left side occurred May 18th, and recurred on the 19th, amounting to about sixty ounces of blood. In consequence of the laceration of the muscular structure, it was impossible to ligate in the wound; and after the hæmorrhage occurred, the patient was too much debilitated to admit of ligating the carotid artery, which was the only alternative. As he opened his mouth with great difficulty, enemas of beef tea and brandy were administered every three or four hours. Lint, saturated with a solution of chloride of iron, was constantly applied to the wound. He died May 19th, 1864. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A.