Title: Boner, J.

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), 37.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitiesflesh wounds of the lower extremitiescomplications of shot flesh wounds of the lower extremitieshæmorrhageligations of blood-vessels of the lower limbs after flesh woundsdeligation of the common iliac arteryshot flesh wounds of both thighs

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e2301

TEI/XML: med.d2e2301.xml

CASE 82.—Private J. Boner, Co. I, 48th Pennsylvania, aged 19 years, was wounded at Tolopotomy Creek, May 31, 1864, and admitted to the field hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps. Surgeon J. Harris, 7th Rhode Island, noted, "shot flesh wound of both thighs by a minié ball." Four days after being wounded the man entered Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington. Assistant Surgeon A. Ingram, U. S. A., corroborated the above description of the injury, and reported the result as follows: "Disorganization of tissue from a deep flesh wound; hæmorrhage took place on June 10th, from the small vessels, and was controlled by pressure, but recurred on June 15th, when the femoral artery was taken up at Scarpa's triangle. This vessel was again ligated, on June 18th, at Poupart's ligament; hæmorrhage again occurred on the morning of June 22d, when the common iliac was ligated. The patient died during the day." The report does not show which of the two limbs was operated on, and diligent search has revealed no additional record of the particulars of the case.