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Joseph Briggs, Hospital Number 20, 989

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Institution:
Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, R.B. Bontecou, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In charge

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Original format:
image/jpeg

Language:
en

Collection:
Historical Medical Photography Collection

Rights:
Public Domain

Repository:
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Historical Library

Local Title:
Reed B. Bontecou, Gunshot Wounds Illustrated (Binder's Title)

Identifier:
Bontecou_1_030.dc

Joseph Briggs. Hospital Number 19,989. Joseph Briggs, Priv. Co. I., 8th Pa. Cav., Aged 41, admitted to Harewood General Hospital, March 23rd, 1865, with accidental gunshot wound of the left hand. The ball entered about the middle of the palmar surface, and emerged at the dorsal, fracturing the third metacarpal bone. The wound was received near Petersburg, Va., March 15th 1865. and was caused by the conoidal ball. The use of the middle finger is much impaired, in consequence of the necessary removal of loose spicula of bone, and gangrenous sloughing of tendon of flexor muscle. The patient had erysipelas in the left arm a short time, but it yielded promptly to treatment. The wound has entirely healed. Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital. R. B. BONTECOU, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In charge.