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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_039.dc

MARTIN BURKE. Gunshot wound. Disarticulation at shoulder. Martin Burke, sergeant, Co. K, 15th N.Y.H.A , aged 29 admitted to Harewood U.S.A. Gen'l Hospital, September 13, 1865, suffering from amputation of left arm, upper third. Wounded before Petersburg, June 25, 1864; operation performed at Lincoln Hospital- particulars unknown. The patient states that at time of operation his constitutional state was good; but that parts became soon afterwards erysipelatous, extending through the whole chest, gangrenous and considerably sloughing, a destruction of soft parts, and the shaft was entirely removed by disarticulation at shoulder joint, by straight incision, March 29, 1865. The bone became necrosed nine months after the amputation; several abscesses had since collected in stump, and up to date, although the patient is good health, there are still several fistulous openings, with considerable discharge of pus. Treatment disinfectant, astringent lotions, and supporting throughout with liberal use of iron internally.