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John White, Hospital Number 20, 713

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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_2_095.dc

John White. Hospital Number 20,713. John White, Private Co. A., 4th N.Y. Vols., age 19, was admitted to Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, April 12th 1865, with gunshot wound of the upper third of the left thigh. The ball entered posteriorly, passed upwards and inwards impinging against the femur, denuding a small portion of it of its periosteum, and lodged beneath the vastus externus muscle. The wound was received at Fort Fisher April 2nd, 1865, and was caused by the conoidal ball. The ball was extracted by Surg, R. B. Bontecou, April 17th 1865; the patient being under the influence of chloroform. The condition of the injured parts and the constitutional state of the patient at the time of the operation were poor. Pyaemic symptoms were developed April 19th, and the patient gradually sank, dying, April 27, 1865. Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, R. B. BONTECOU, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In Charge.