Title: Rogers, J. A.

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), 146.

Keywords:injuries of the abdomenpenetrating wounds of the abdomenwounds of the livergunshot woundsrecoveries from shot wounds of the liverwounded in liver, head, shoulder, and armconstant and profuse discharge of pus from abdominal wounddisability one-half

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31548

TEI/XML: med.d2e31548.xml

CASE 396.—Private J. A. Rogers, Co. H, 27th Connecticut, was wounded in the abdomen at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. He was admitted to the field hospital of the Second Corps on the same day, and transferred to Washington, and admitted to the Stone Hospital on the 20th. The note-book of Surgeon J. H. Brinton, U. S. V., gives the following minutes of the case: "Wounded in the liver, and also in the head, shoulder, and arm; there was constant and profuse discharge from the abdominal wound posteriorly; he sleeps on his back; the color of the discharge is green; this is thin and fluid, and mingled with a thick yellow matter; the attendant thinks there is but one discharge—the yellow is the concrete, the green the fluid portion; the bowels are slightly costive; the appetite poor; the general condition good; after the mixed discharge takes place there is a stream of fine yellow pus. Pulse about eighty all the time. A piece of the overcoat and a portion of rib were removed from the posterior opening. The discharge is not profuse at night; cough will start the flow." A drawing in the note-book, from which the adjacent cut (FIG. 115) is copied, indicates the situation of the wounds of entrance and exit. On February 16, 1863, he was transferred to Mount Pleasant Hospital, whence he was furloughed on February 23d. He was admitted to Knight Hospital, New Haven, on April 23rd, and was finally discharged the service on June 9, 1863; disability one-half. He is not a pensioner.

FIG. 115.—Orifices of entrance and exit in a case of shot perforation of the liver.