Title: Bowen, Martin

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), 419.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the neckoperations on the neckoperations on the air-passagesbronchotomy for diseasetracheotomy for non-traumatic causesoperation for simple laryngitisgeneral anesthesia, etherpneumonia of lower lobes of both lungs

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18547

TEI/XML: med.d1e18547.xml

CASE.—Private Martin Bowen, Co. K, 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 31 years, was admitted to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, October 24th, 1863, with pneumonia of the lower lobe of both lungs. On November 24th, asphyxia set in. Ether was administered, and Acting Assistant Surgeon W. F. Peck performed tracheotomy. One small vessel was ligated. About half an ounce of blood was lost. Tonics, stimulants, and nutritious diet were given. He gradually improved, and recovered, with the exception that he still had to wear the tube. He was transferred, on August 12th, to the hospital at Whitehall, Pennsylvania, and discharged from service June 26th, 1865.