Title: Bloss, Henry

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), 477.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestinternal injuries without external woundsinjury of the lung by concussion of the chest

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19245

TEI/XML: med.d1e19245.xml

CASE.—Private Henry Bloss, Co. A, 3d Michigan Volunteers, aged 28 years, received an injury of the lung by concussion of the chest from a large fragment of shell, at the Wilderness, May 6th, 1864. He was treated in the field until May 24th, when he was transferred to Harewood Hospital, Washington. Anodynes were administered and rest enjoined. On February 20th, 1865, he was transferred to the Post Hospital at Camp Chase, Ohio, and, on February 25th, to Tripler Hospital, Columbus, whence he was discharged from service on April 10th, 1865, on account of expiration of term of service. Acting Assistant Surgeon C. A. Perdue, who reports the case, says : "In this case there is a tendency to mental aberration. The lung is in a bad condition." Bloss is not a pensioner.