Title: S——, John W.

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), 360.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæfractures of both the upper and lower jawserysipelasball entered side of nose, emerging at ramus of opposite inferior maxillafractured superior maxilla and inferior maxilla between condyle and ramus

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18111

TEI/XML: med.d1e18111.xml

CASE.—Private John W. S——, Co. I, 82d Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered at the left side of the nose, and, emerging opposite at ramus of inferior maxilla, fractured the superior maxilla at entrance and the inferior maxilla between condyle and ramus. He was conveyed to Washington, and, on June 10th, admitted to Emory Hospital, where, on the next day, the ball and upper portion of the jaw were removed, and simple dressings applied to the wound. On June 21st, he was transferred to Haddington Hospital, Philadelphia. Erysipelas, contiguous to the wound, supervened on July 6th, but disappeared under the application of iodine with stimulants internally. He was returned to duty on October 19th, 1864. The pathological specimen, consisting of one inch and a half of the right condyloid extremity of the inferior maxilla, including the articular surface, was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., and is numbered 564 of the Surgical Section. The patient is not a pensioner.