Title: Farrell, J.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 3, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883), 86.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitieswounds and injuries of the hip jointshot fractures at the hip jointshot fractures at the hip joint unsuccessfully treated by conservationinvolved parts of joint not indicated

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e4863

TEI/XML: med.d2e4863.xml

CASE 195.—Private J. Farrell, Co. B, 14th U. S. Infantry, aged 35 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, May 12, 1864, and admitted to the field hospital of the 2d division Fifth Corps. Surgeon W. R. DeWitt, jr., recorded: "Gunshot wound of left thigh; severe." On May 18th the wounded man was received into Douglas Hospital, Washington. Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A., reported: "Gunshot wound of left hip; fracture of pelvis and femur. Hæmorrhage to the amount of two ounces occurred from a muscular branch on May 28th, and ceased spontaneously. The patient died of asthenia May 28, 1864."