Title: Matthews, —— (Private)

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), 145.

Keywords:injuries of the abdomenpenetrating wounds of the abdomenwounds of the livergunshot woundsrecoveries from shot wounds of the livershot perforation of right hypochondriumperforation of liver and probably of lungball traversed liverununited fracture of tenth rib

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31526

TEI/XML: med.d2e31526.xml

CASE 391.—Surgeon M. K. Hogan, U. S. V., reports Private Matthews as receiving a shot perforation of the right hypochondrium, at Bethesda, June 2, 1864. At Lincoln Hospital, Assistant Surgeon H. Allen diagnosticated​ a perforation of the liver and probably of the lung. The patient was discharged, and pensioned May 19, 1865. Pension Examiner C. C. P. Clark, of Oswego, concurred in the opinion that the ball traversed the liver, and noted that there was an ununited fracture of the tenth rib. This pensioner was on the list in December, 1872.