Inscription: Inscribed in negative: "179"; Labeled on mount, verso C: "Surgeon General’s Office, // ARMY MEDICAL MUSEUM. // PHOTOGRAPHS NOS. 139, 178 AND 179. Partially Consolidated Gunshot Fracture of the Upper Third of the Right Femur. // Private George Ruoss, Co. G, 7th New York Volunteers, aged twenty- // seven years, was wounded in the engagement at the South Side Railroad, // near Petersburg, Virginia, on March 31st, 1865, by a conoidal musket // ball, which struck the anterior and outer aspect of the right thigh, about // three inches below the great trochanter, and inwards and a little down- // wards, comminuting portions of the upper and middle thirds of the femur, // and passed out posteriorly about the middle of the gluteal fold. He was // taken to the Base Hospital at City Point, and on April 6th, was trans- // ferred to Campbell Hospital at Washington. On July 8th he was removed // to Stanton Hospital, and on September 12th to Harewood Hospital. On // his admission at Harewood he was able to sit up, and the constitutional // condition was tolerably good. The fracture had united, though with // great deformity; yet there were several fistulous orifices, through which // fragments of necrosed bone were extracted almost daily. On May 1st, // 1866, Ruoss was transferred, on the closure of Harewood, to the Post // Hospital at Washington. On June 8th he was etherized, and Brevet // Major Wm. Thomson, Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A., made a V shaped // incision at the upper and outer part of the thigh, and removed several // fragments of diseased bone. September 30th, 1866: the wound has // nearly healed; there are three sinuses, (two on the upper and one on the // lower surface,) which lead to what is evidently necrosed bone. December // 31st, 1866: Sinuses still open and discharging, general condition feeble; // there is great deformity, and about five inches shortening of th limb, // with almost complete anchylosis of the knee joint. The photograph was // taken July, 1867. Ruoss is still, November 4th, 1867, an imante of the // Post Hospital. // Photographed at the Army Medical Museum. // BY ORDER OF THE SURGEON GENERAL: // GEORGE A. OTIS, // Bv’t Lt. Col. and Ass’t Surg. U.S.A. Curator A.M.M.”; Stamped on mount, verso BC: "Surgeon General's Office. // ARMY MEDICAL MUSEUM. // PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES."