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|Subject: 1113 Friederick Christian Scheiss Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:01 am|| |
1113. Friederick Scheiss.
Died off the coast of Angola on board the Seraphis bound for England on 14th December, 1884 .
Buried at sea. Position Lat 13.00deg South by Long. 7deg 24' West (Recorded point of Ceremony)
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THE SURGICAL EXPERIENCES IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879.
Mr, FERDINAND SCHEISS, a non-commisioned officer in the N.N.C, a native of switzerland, while in a most gallant manner- for which personal bravery he was ordered the V.C- defending his post at rorkes drift, was hit on the ankle by a bullet . The wound was a small one. The projectile struck just over the instep of the left foot, a little anterior to the outer malleolus. when i saw him four days after the injury there was very great swelling of all the tissues in the neighbourhood, both ankle and foot. Poultices were kept regularly applied, and in two days evidence of diffuse suppuration was found, necessitating my making several long incisions into the tissues.After this was done and the poultices continued for some time, he made a very rapid recovery, and regained the use of his joint. The bullet must , in this case have been an ordinary round one, which had ricochetted off some box or stone and struck the patient in the ankle.Article provide by forum member 90th
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