Title: Tickle, Lewis E.

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), 168.

Keywords:injuries of the abdomenpenetrating wounds of the abdomenwounds of the kidneygunshot woundsshot wounds of lumbar region and armparalysis of lower extremitiespassed both urine and fæces involuntarilybuckshot wound of kidney

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31698

TEI/XML: med.d2e31698.xml

CASE 529.—Private Lewis E. Tickle, Jackson's Virginia Artillery, aged 22 years, received shot wounds of the lumbar region and right arm at Tenallytown, July 13, 1864. On the 27th, he was admitted into Lincoln Hospital, Washington. Acting Assistant Surgeon N. A. Robbins states that "when admitted the patient was in a hopeless condition. There was paralysis of the lower extremities, and he passed both urine and fæces involuntarily. Stimulants and tonics were given, and nux vomica, quinine, and iron were exhibited freely. He lingered until August 4th, when he died from gradual exhaustion." Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee notes as the cause of death, upon the monthly report, "severe buckshot wound of the kidney."