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Pvt. William H. Nims after facial maxillary surgery (SP 032), National Museum of Health and Medicine

Pvt. William H. Nims after facial maxillary surgery (SP 032), National Museum of Health and Medicine

 

Description: Pvt. William H. Nims, Company D, 61st New York Volunteers, with a shell wound to the face he received at the Battle of Petersburg, Va. on June 17, 1864. Surgical photo number 32, prepared under the supervision of Assistant Surgeon George A. Otis, U.S.A., by order of the Surgeon General.

 

History on reverse: "Surgeon General's Office. Army Medical Museum. Photograph No. 32 Shell Wound of the Face. Private William H. Nims, Co. D, 61st New York Volunteers, was wounded June 17, 1864, in front of Petersburg, Virginia, and was admitted into Columbian College Hospital, at Washington, June 22, 1864. He was struck by a fragment of shell, which evacuated the humors of the right eye, and fractured the nasal bones and right superior maxilla. The treatment consisted in the removal of fragments of bone, and adjustment of the lacerated soft parts. At this date, April 25, 1865, there is a small fistula, communicating, probably, with a necrosed fragment of the spongy bones. Photographed at the Army Medical Museum. By order of the Surgeon General: George A. Otis, Ass't Surg. U.S.A., Curator A.M.M."

 

Date: 1864

 

Photo ID: SP 032

 

Source collection: OHA 82: Surgical Photographs

 

Repository: National Museum of Health and Medicine, Otis Historical Archives

 

Rights: No known restrictions upon publication, physical copy retained by National Museum of Health and Medicine. Publication and high resolution image requests should be directed to the NMHM (www.medicalmuseum.mil/)

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