Title: Roth, Peter

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 upper maxillaball shattered malar bone, lodged in superior maxilla

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18167

TEI/XML: med.d1e18167.xml

CASE.—Private Peter Roth, Co. E, 4th United States Artillery, was wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, by a musket ball, which lodged in the left superior maxilla, after having shattered the malar bone. He was admitted to the Carver Hospital, Washington, on December 21st, and on January 8th, 1863, transferred to Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, where, on January 11th, Acting Assistant Surgeon Theodore Artaud extracted the ball and fragments of bone. After the extraction of the ball, the probe could communicate freely with the antrum of Highmore. The wound healed with some depression. The patient was returned to duty in June, 1863. The pathological specimen, a very greatly battered leaden bullet, was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by the operator, and is numbered 4554 of the Surgical Section. Roth is not a pensioner.