Title: Lozar, Theodore

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), 11.

Keywords:injuries of the abdomeninjuries of the abdominal wallscontusions and wounds of the abdominal parietescomplications of parietal woundsforeign bodiesball entered cartilage opposite external rib and lodgedball lodged in transverse muscle opposite wound of entrancevariola, smallpoxpyæmic complicationsprojectile removed from abdominal wall

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31482

TEI/XML: med.d2e31482.xml

CASE 41.—Private Theodore Lozar, Co. H, 15th New Jersey, shot, at the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. A conoidal musket ball entered at the cartilage opposite the left external rib and lodged. The man was conveyed to Washington, and entered Douglas Hospital on May 7th. On May 11th, Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A., discovered the projectile (FIG. 4) in the right transverse muscle, opposite the wound of entrance, and removed it through a counter incision. The patient contracted variola, and was transferred to Kalorama Hospital on June 7, 1863, where he died July 19, 1863, with pyæmic complications.

FIG. 4.—Conoidal musket ball removed from abdominal walls. Spec. 4622.