|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1868|
From a report filed in the National Archives:
"DVI. Account of an Amputation of both fore-arms for Gunshot Injury. By DONALD JACKSON, M. D., Acting Assistant Surgeon.
Private George Grey, Troop M, 9th Cavalry, while firing a national salute on June 29, 1868, at
Fort Clark, Texas, was wounded by the sponge-staff of a field piece, which carried away portions of both hands, tore several tendons from their origin, and superficially injured the arms above the elbow-joints. He was at once admitted to hospital, and on the next day equal parts of ether and chloroform were administered, and both fore-arms amputated by the circular method, the left four inches, and the right one and a half inches above the wrist-joint. The patient, at the time, was powerfully narcotized, opiates having been administered on the previous night to quiet excessive nervous excitement. The pulse was 120 to 150, weak and irregular. The anesthetic improved (and) the pulse was better after the operation than at the commencement. He continued under the influence of the opiate, and his condition was rather critical. On July 9th, the right stump had healed and the left was nearly well. On the llth of July, tetanus occurred, and death on July 15, 1868."
Created by: Rick Lawrence
Record added: May 30, 2012
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