Title: Henderson, J. 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), 540.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestligationsligations of the subclavianpyæmiasubclavian artery ligated in outer thirdhæmorrhage from anterior arm wound

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19820

TEI/XML: med.d1e19820.xml

CASE 12.—Private J. H. Henderson, Co. F, 57th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at Fair Oaks, Virginia, May 31st, 1862, by musket ball, which entered the left arm in front of the insertion of the deltoid and passed out at the posterior border of the axilla. He was admitted to Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, on June 4th. The humerus was uninjured; arm much ecchymosed. June 19th, there was copious hæmorrhage from the anterior wound. On June 23d, the left subclavian artery was ligated, in the outer third. At the time of operation there was great prostration from the hæmorrhage. No unfavorable symptoms till June 26th; then great mental excitement, patient asserting lie was dying; was partially quieted by anodynes; no chills. He died from pyæmia June 27th, 1862. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon Francis H. Brown.