Title: Gilman, 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), 413.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the neckgunshot wounds of the neckwounds of the pharynx and œsophaguspyæmiaabscess in the spleengangrenous congestion, lower lobes of both lungs

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18507

TEI/XML: med.d1e18507.xml

CASE.—Private John Gilman, Co. G, 12th New Hampshire Volunteers, aged 31 years, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3d, 1863, by a musket ball, which grazed the ramus of the inferior maxilla, near the angle of the left side, and entered the neck above the sterno-clavicular articulation of the right side, and passed to some point not ascertained. He was, on May 9th, admitted to Harewood Hospital, Washington. Cold water dressings were applied to the wound; stimulants were administered, and generous diet ordered. On May 14th, the patient had some cough, expectoration of a yellowish tenacious sputa, and crepitus in the apex of the right lung. On the 15th, he had chills and fever; on the 23d, restless; pulse frequent; slight venous hæmorrhage. The patient died on May 23d, 1863. The post-mortem examination revealed an abscess like an egg, in the spleen, which was eight inches, by four inches wide. Black gangrenous congestion in several patches in the lower lobe of the right and left lungs. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon Hirshfield.