Title: Kopp, S. S.

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), 721.

Keywords:wounds and complicationsshot woundsperforations of boneshot fracture of femur, perforated above patellathigh amputated at middle thirdtwo longitudinal fissures of femur, one enters joint

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e26807

TEI/XML: med.d2e26807.xml

CASE 1066.—Private S. S. Kopp, Co. E, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, aged 21 years, received a shot fracture of the right femur, at Bull Run, August 28, 1862. He was admitted, one week after the injury, to Judiciary Square Hospital at Washington, where, the thigh was amputated at the middle third by Surgeon C. Page, U. S. A., on September 20th. The patient survived the operation two days. The amputated portion of the femur, perforated just above the patella by a musket ball, was contributed by the operator, and forms specimen 76 of the Surgical Section. It is represented in the wood-cuts (FIGS. 401, 402); two longitudinal fissures extend upward and a slight one enters the joint.

FIG. 401.—Lower third of right femur perforated. Spec. 76.
FIG. 402.—Posterior view of the same specimen.