Title: H——, H. C.

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), 569.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestexcisionsexcision or removal of portions of the ribsfragments of rib imbedded in lower lobe of lungball perforated both cavities of thorax, lodged in kidney

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e20112

TEI/XML: med.d1e20112.xml

CASE.—Private H. C. H——, Co. B, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, aged 21 years, was wounded May 6th, 1864, at the battle of the Wilderness, by a conoidal musket ball, which perforated both cavities of the thorax, and lodged in the left kidney. The patient was sent to Washington, and died in Lincoln Hospital, June 3d, 1864. The large fragments from the rib were found imbedded in the lower lobe of the left lung, which was in a state of grey hepatization. Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A., contributed the specimen.