Title: Gilbert, A.

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), 378.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the faceplastic operationscheiloplastic operationsgunshot wounds of the facefracture of upper maxilla

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18286

TEI/XML: med.d1e18286.xml

CASE.—Private A. Gilbert, Co. B, 126th Ohio Volunteers, aged 24 years, was wounded at the Wilderness, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left side of the face at a point corresponding to the body of the malar bone, passed inward and forward, and emerged at symphysis of superior maxilla. He was treated in field hospital until May 16th, when he was sent to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, where simple dressings were applied. The wound healed rapidly, leaving an opening through the upper lip. On May 28th, he was transferred to Mower Hospital, Philadelphia. On October 5th, Dr. Morton closed the opening in the upper lip by taking a flap of tissue from the left side of the face and making union as for hare-lip. Water dressings were applied. Gilbert was discharged from service May 27th, 1865.