Title: Stewart, W.

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), 680.

Keywords:miscellaneous injuriesoperations for miscellaneous injuriesligations for miscellaneous injuriesincised wound of lower third of arm inflicted with penknifeligation of brachial artery at bifurcationpersistent radial pulse on side of operation

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e25022

TEI/XML: med.d2e25022.xml

CASE 1009.—Ligation of brachial for incised wound.—Private W. Stewart, Co. G, 1st Connecticut Cavalry, aged 23 years admitted to Douglas Hospital, Washington, July 31, 1865, with an incised wound of the internal aspect of the lower third of the left arm inflicted with a penknife. July 31st, ligation of the brachial artery (supposed) at its bifurcation in continuity by Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V. The radial pulse was almost if not quite as full as on the right side, leading to the conclusion that either the brachial had not been tied or that the bifurcation was high up in the arm. August 6th and 8th, ligatures came away. August 25th, wound entirely healed; slight pain in forearm. Transferred to New Haven August 31, 1865.