Editorials and Medical Intelligence

1863 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
artery was destroyed-of course making amputation imperative. I was therefore compelled to operate at the lower third of the thigh, which I did under fire. The Medical Director allowed me thirty minutes to do the operation and get my patient into an ambulance, as we were very much exposed to shot and shell. I was on time, and had everything properly secured, using extra precaution to prevent bleeding on the road. He was taken 60 miles in the ambulance to Kinston, and there put on board a steamer
more » ... on board a steamer for Newbern, where he arrived with the stump in excellent condition, and is now doing well ; in fact it is the model stump in the Stanley Hospital, the largest hospital in Newbern. I have been thus particular in detailing his case, from the fact that it is oníy one of many which are constantly occurring, showing under what unfavorable circumstances military surgeons have to act. The present sanitary condition of the regiment is very satisfactory indeed, arid is much superior to that of the regiments in our immediate vicinity, the 44th and 46th. Yours, &c, A. A. Stocker, Surg. 3d Reg't M.V.M.
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