Title: N——, Oliver 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), 436.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinefractures of the dorsal vertebrægunshot fracture of the fourth dorsal vertebrasymptoms of paralysis and functional disturbances of alimentary canal and urinary organsfracture of fifth ribulceration of lower and middle lobes of right lungball imbedded in fourth dorsal vertebraautopsy performedball entered below nipple and lodged

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18757

TEI/XML: med.d1e18757.xml

CASE.—Private Oliver A. N——, Co. B, 13th New York Cavalry, aged 21 years, was wounded at Aldie, Virginia, July 6th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right side below the nipple and lodged. He was treated in the field, and, on July 13th, sent to the 3d division hospital, Alexandria. On July 17th, gangrene appeared in the wound. Creosote was applied. Stimulants, anodynes, and tonics were administered, and nutritious diet given. Death occurred on July 23d, 1864. The autopsy revealed a fracture of the fifth rib, ulceration of the lower and middle lobes of the right lung, and the ball imbedded in the fourth dorsal vertebra. The pathological specimen is No. 3333, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V.