Title: Boon, John

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), 363.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæfracture of lower maxillafracture of jawabscess below jawsyphilisball entered below angle of mouth, lodged in front of angle of jaw

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18155

TEI/XML: med.d1e18155.xml

CASE.—Private John Boon, Co. C, 8th Ohio Volunteers, was wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a ball from a case-shot, which entered one inch below the right angle of the mouth, and lodged at a point one inch in front of the angle of the jaw. He was treated in field hospital until May 9th, when he was admitted to the Carver Hospital, Washington. There was a hard and painful swelling over the lower jaw, near its angle. There was no wound within the mouth. Fracture of the jaw could be detected. An abscess formed below the jaw, which was opened on May 18th, and again on the 20th, allowing the escape of considerable pus. On May 22d, a bullet was discovered within the wound, which was removed with forceps by Acting Assistant Surgeon B. F. Craig. Poultices were applied over the jaw and wound, and on June 23d, the patient was transferred to the McClellan Hospital, Philadelphia, thence on October 24th, to Camp Dennison, Ohio, where he was treated for syphilis until November 16th, 1863, when he was returned to duty. The specimen, showing a spherical leaden ball somewhat grooved at one portion, with a long fragment of bone imbedded, was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by the operator, and is numbered 809 of the Surgical Section. He is not a pensioner.