Title: B——, P. H.

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), 487.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chestgunshot penetrating fractures of the sternumtraumatic pneumoniaball entered between second and third ribs, fractured sternumball lodged beneath sternum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19388

TEI/XML: med.d1e19388.xml

CASE.—Private P. H. B——, Co. C, 147th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2d, by a conoidal musket-ball, which entered between the second and third ribs, on the right side, two inches from the median line, fractured the sternum, and lodged beneath it. The wound bled profusely, but the hæmorrhage was arrested by pressure The patient was conveyed to Douglas Hospital, Washington, on May 8th, and died the following day. He had hæmoptysis and the symptoms of traumatic pneumonia. The pathological specimen, contributed to the Army Medical Museum by Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A., is figured in the adjoining wood-cut (FIG. 226.)

FIG. 226.—Superior portion of sternum fractured by a ball which is attached. Spec. 1073, Sect. I, A. M. M.