Richmond Dispatch, 6/10/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 6/10/1862, p. 3, c. 2

HAPPENING in the St. Charles Hospital yesterday evening, we witnessed an operation said to be the most difficult in Surgery, viz: Ligating the subclarian artery for secondary hemorrhage. The patient was Jesse Wright, of the 9th Va. Regt. The operators W. E. Kemble, C. Carter, Z. B. Herndon, and among them D. C. Jones, M. D., 4th Texas Regt., now acting Assistant Surgeon at Kent, Paine & Co.s Hospital, Main street each one appeared to perform his part with ability, clearly showing their familiarity with their profession, which at this time is so important to the wounded and suffering soldier.

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