Title: Brannan, Benjamin

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 subclaviansecondary hæmorrhagegunshot wound of shoulder and arm

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19829

TEI/XML: med.d1e19829.xml

CASE 14.—Private Benjamin Brannan, Co. B, 61st New York Volunteers, aged 22 years, received, at Spottsylvania​, May 8th, 1864, a gunshot wound of the right shoulder and arm. He was admitted into the Campbell Hospital, Washington, on May 13th. Secondary hæmorrhage to the amount of forty ounces occurred on May 29th, and Surgeon A. V. Sheldon, U. S. V., ligated the subclavian artery in its continuity beneath the clavicle. The patient did well until June 15th, when the ligature came away and slight hæmorrhage occurred, which was arrested by compression, but recurred, and he died on the 19th. The case is reported by the operator.