Title: Delano, A. 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), 817.

Keywords:wounds and complicationsvenous hæmorrhagesdeath ascribed to sudden entrance of air into veinsball entered just back of ear, fracturing mastoid process of temporal bone, lodged anterior to artery at angle of lower jawhæmorrhage from internal jugular veinair passed into veinjugular vein ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e28240

TEI/XML: med.d2e28240.xml

CASE 1193.—Corporal A. M. Delano, Co. E, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, aged 21 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, May 12, 1864, by a minié ball, which entered just back of the left ear, fracturing the mastoid process of the left temporal bone, passed downward and forward and lodged just anterior to the artery at the angle of the lower jaw. On May 22d he was admitted into Emory Hospital, Washington, where, on the same day, the missile and a fragment of the cranium were removed. On May 25th hæmorrhage to the extent of twenty ounces occurred from the internal jugular vein. He died suddenly on May 25, 1864. Air was supposed to have passed into the vein. The autopsy revealed the jugular vein to be in process of ulceration two inches of its length, with its tissues severed from before backward, except a few fibres on its posterior surface. Surgeon N. E. Moseley, U. S. V., reports the case.