Title: H——, Elias

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), 447.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinegunshot injuries of the lumbar vertebrægunshot fractures of the apophyses of the lumbar spinemusket-ball fractures of the third lumbar vertebraball lodged between arches of second and third lumbar vertebræball partially in spinal canal, injuring spinal cordparaplegiabladder distended

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18923

TEI/XML: med.d1e18923.xml

CASE.—Private Elias H——, Co. E, 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 40 years, was wounded on May 8th, 1864, and, on the 18th, was admitted to Douglas Hospital, Washington, in a paraplegic condition, and died a few hours after. A conoidal musket ball had entered over the lower ribs of the left side, and, passing deeply in the muscles of the abdomen, lodged between the arches of the second and third lumbar vertebra​ and partially in the spinal canal, injuring the cord. The bladder was distended. The pathological specimen was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A. It is represented in the adjoining wood-cut (FIG. 199)

FIG. 199.—Third and fourth lumbar vertebræ, with a ball lodged between their arches and projecting into the canal.Spec. 3523, Sect. I, A. M. M.