Title: Mattice, J.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1876), 836.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the upper extremitieswounds and injuries of the elbow jointshot wounds of the elbow jointshot wounds of the elbow joint treated on the expectant planball entered elbow joint on anterior face, extracted from posterior part of jointerysipelasgangrenejoint anchylosed at right anglesanchylosis of elbow joint

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31428

TEI/XML: med.d2e31428.xml

CASE 1750.—Private J. Mattice, Co. K, 1st New York Artillery, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863, and was sent to Aquia Creek Hospital. On June 14th, he was transferred to Douglas Hospital, Washington, and on October 29, 1863, to St. Joseph's Hospital, New York. Acting Assistant Surgeon G. T. Shrady reports that: "The conical ball entered the left elbow joint on the anterior face, and was extracted on June 11th from the posterior part of the joint, together with several fragments of bone. Patient states that erysipelas set in in the latter part of July and terminated in gangrene. The treatment of the latter consisted in the application of nitric acid for the first week; but it did not seem to benefit the case, and bromine was next used, applied once a day for four days, when the gangrene was arrested. Constitutional treatment consisted of milk punch and a good nourishing diet. One piece of bone has been thrown out of the wound of entrance since the operation. This piece came out about October 1st. The wound is still discharging a little. The joint is anchylosed at nearly right angles." Discharged November 12, 1863, because of "anchylosis of the left elbow joint," and pensioned, and paid December 4, 1874.