Title: Jewett, L. T.

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), 462.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spineoperationsremoval of ballsextractions of missiles after gunshot fractures of the vertebræpalsy of lower extremitiesretention of urineperitonitis

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19028

TEI/XML: med.d1e19028.xml

CASE.—Private L. T. Jewett, Co. A, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, aged 23 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 18th, 1864. The missile entered the left side, near the first lumbar vertebra, and emerged on the opposite side, near the angle of the eleventh rib. He was treated in the field, and, on May 22d, was admitted to Emory Hospital, Washington, D. C. On admission, there was palsy of the lower extremities, retention of urine, and peritonitis. The ball was extracted, water dressings were applied to the wound, and the urine was drawn off by the catheter. Death resulted on May 25th, 1864.