Title: Stannard, George E.

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), 892.

Keywords:anæstheticdeaths from chloroformshot fracture of ulnaremoval of loose pieces of bonegeneral anesthesia, chloroform

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e29122

TEI/XML: med.d2e29122.xml

CASE 1256.—Private George E. Stannard, Co. G, 14th Connecticut, admitted into Finley Hospital, Washington, with a shot fracture of left ulna, received at Fredericksburg December 31, 1862. Patient was a perfectly healthy, robust man, of lively temperament, rather pale in color. On January 28, 1863, chloroform was administered for the purpose of removing the loose pieces of bone. About two drachms of the anæsthetic were sprinkled on a towel and placed to the nose; in about five or six minutes he came under its influence; the usual struggle came on just preceding complete anæsthesia, when he suddenly ceased to breathe and his pulse failed. Every effort to resuscitate him failed. The history of the case, together with the specimen of the lower extremity of the left ulna, was contributed by Surgeon I. Moses, U. S. V.; the Specimen is numbered 859 of the Surgical Section of the Museum.