Title: McDonald, James

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), 441-442.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinegunshot injuries of the lumbar vertebrægunshot fractures of the apophyses of the lumbar spineball lodged in transverse process of first lumbar vertebrafracture of transverse process of first lumbar vertebranecrosis of transverse process of first lumbar vertebrasecondary hæmorrhage

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18842

TEI/XML: med.d1e18842.xml

CASE.—Private James McDonald, Co. C, 8th New Jersey Volunteers, aged 32 years, was wounded at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2d, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right side, above the crest of the ilium, and lodged in the transverse process of the first lumbar vertebra. He was taken to the field hospital of the Second Corps, and, on April 5th, sent to Douglas Hospital, Washington. Secondary hæmorrhage occurred on the 12th, which was controlled by compression. On the 14th, the ball was extracted. This man was discharged from service on September 11th, 1865. On October 20th, he was readmitted to Douglas Hospital by order of the medical director. Necrosis of the transverse process of the first lumbar vertebra was diagnosed. He was transferred to Harewood Hospital on November 2d, and finally discharged from hospital on November 9th, 1865. He is not a pensioner.