Title: Smith, J. F.

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), 866.

Keywords:wounds and complicationspyæmiaswelling of parotid glandsmetastatic abscesses of surfaceswelling of jointsicteric skin and conjunctiva of eyeprofuse diarrhœaswelling of submaxillary, sublingual, and parotid glandsshot fracture of kneeamputation through lower thigh

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e29009

TEI/XML: med.d2e29009.xml

CASE 1230.—Private J. F. Smith. Co. C. 61st New York, aged 17 years, received, at Barksville, Virginia. April 8, 1865, a shot fracture of the right knee. On the following day (April 9th) amputation through the lower third of the thigh was performed. He was treated in field hospital, and subsequently, on May 14th, he was admitted to Armory Square Hospital at Washington. The symptoms of the case are briefly noted on the bed-card by Acting Assistant Surgeon C. H. Brown: Metastatic abscesses of surface; swelling of joints; icteric tinge of skin and conjunctiva of eye; swelling of submaxillary, sublingual, and parotid glands; joints painful, chills, and change of chill to that of burning heat; profuse diarrhœa; nausea, headache, and delirium. Death on May 24, 1865, of pyæmia and exhaustion. No autopsy was made.