Title: Hoffman, A.

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), 644.

Keywords:miscellaneous injuriesdislocationsdislocation of first lumbar vertebradislocation of superior lumbar vertebra by falling of brick wallperfect paralysis of all parts below seat of injurystools passed involuntarily, urine drawn off by catheterslight sensation in feet and legserysipelas and gangrene, inguinal region

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e24728

TEI/XML: med.d2e24728.xml

CASE 947.—Dislocation of first lumbar vertebra.—Private A. Hoffman, Co. E, 101st New York, sustained a dislocation of the superior lumbar vertebra by the falling of the brick wall of a building at Port Republic, June 1, 1862. He was admitted to Washington Street Hospital, at Alexandria, sixteen days after the occurrence of the accident, there being perfect paralysis of all the parts below the seat of injury. His stools passed off involuntarily, and the urine was drawn off by the catheter. On July 5th he passed his urine freely and some slight sensation was felt in both feet and legs. Erysipelatous inflammation attacked the inguinal region of the right side and resulted in gangrene, terminating in death on August 29, 1862. No autopsy was recorded.