Title: Dunham, M.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 3, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883), 8.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitiesflesh wounds of the lower extremitiespunctured and incised woundsother punctured and incised woundsamputationsincised wound of anklesuppuration and necrosis of tibia-tarsal articulationpatient of strumous habitcircular amputation in lower third of legpyæmia

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e196

TEI/XML: med.d2e196.xml

CASE 10.—Private M. Dunham, Co. D, Engineer Battalion, aged 23 years, received a severe incised wound of the left ankle January 24, 1864. He was sent to hospital at Alexandria. Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V., reports that long-continued suppuration had ended in necrosis of the tibia-tarsal articulation, the patient being of a strumous habit. Dr. Bentley practised a circular amputation in the lower third of the leg May 5, 1864. Pyæmia supervened, and death ensued June 18, 1864.