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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 0 Browse Search
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w confined to some diphthongs and the &, which is derived from &, the logotype of et. 2. (Surgical.) a. A thread to tie arteries or veins. b. A wire cord or thread used in removing tumors, etc. See ecraseur. c. The bandage used for phlebotomy. Galen recommends silk thread for tying bloodvessels in surgical operations. The ligation of the femoral artery was first performed by Hunter, about 1785. That of the external iliac by Abernethy, 1796. The internal iliac by Alexander Stevens, in 1812. The common iliac successfully by Dr. Valentine Mott, in 1827. The common carotid by Sir Astley Cooper (successfully), in 1808. The innominata by Mott in 1818, and successfully by Dr. J. W. Smythe in 1864. Ambrose Pare, born at Laval, in France, in 1509, was a member of the fraternity of barber-surgeons; but, such was the reputation he acquired as an operator, he was made surgeon to four successive sovereigns of France, and, among others, to the weak and cruel Char
Recollections of a Bull Run prisoner. Corporal Merrill, a returned Bull Run prisoner, recently returned from Richmond, is relating his experience in the Rochester Express. He indulges in personal impertinences in relation to Hon. Alex. Stevens, but in conclusion describes him as of a reserved demeanor, but agreeable in conversation, and while talking with the prisoners, seem to studiously avoid any remark that could be supposed to injure their feelings. He visited quite often. A Treacherous editor. We were also "honored" with a call from the editor of the Richmond Dispatch, who came in disguise, and regaled the prisoners with plug tobacco and cigars, professed the deepest sympathy, and was exceedingly inquisitive. The day following he spread before his readers an account of his observations at the hospital, wherein he took occasion to denounce us in the most unsurprising terms. Tray, Blanche and Sweetheart joined in the demoniac howl, and for a season little else was
d the remainder captured, with upward of thirty horses. Of the Federals, one was killed and one wounded. The captured and their captors arrived at Guyandotte on Wednesday evening. Mr. Reader, our informant, is a private in Captain Smith's company, and was engaged in the affair. He gives an interesting account of the skirmish. The rebels were surprised, being employed, when attacked, in feeding their horses from the crib of a Union man, now a refugee. Among the rebels killed was Stevens, who participated in the butchery of a small party of Platt's Zouaves, sometime since. All were engaged in the raid on Guyandotte. A Circular from Gen. Halleck. St. Louis, Feb. 16. --The following circular has been issued from headquarters: "All persons who are known to have been in arms against the United States, or to have actively aided the rebellion by word or deed, are to be arrested. Those who are accused of acts in violation of the laws of war, such as the destru