Title: Buzhardt, 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), 807.

Keywords:wounds and complicationshæmorrhages and ligationsarteriesgeneral remarks on hæmorrhages and ligationsslight "warning bleeding" preceded actual hæmorrhagehæmorrhage from branches of profunda arteryshot fracture of upper third of femurfracture high up, femur much shatteredpus in body of sternum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e29239

TEI/XML: med.d2e29239.xml

CASE 1179.—Private A. M. Buzhardt, Co. K, 14th South Carolina, aged 23 years, received a shot fracture of the upper third of the right femur at the battle of Malvern Hill, July 28, 1864. He was captured and conveyed to hospital at City Point, whence he was transferred to hospital at Alexandria on August 10th. Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V., recorded the following result of the injury: "The fracture was very high up and the femur was much shattered. The limb was placed upon a double-inclined plane and the fragments were placed in apposition as nearly as possible. The patient was worn out with exposure and anxiety and had some diarrhœa. Slight hæmorrhages occurred on September 4th and 7th, which readily yielded to pressure. On September 8th a severe hæmorrhage took place, exhausting in amount, from which the patient sank rapidly, and died the same day. The post-mortem examination showed the heart to be exsanguineous and without clot; pus in body of the sternum; lungs sound; liver pale and anæmic; other organs sound. Evidences of hæmorrhage from branches of the profunda artery were found."