A Peculiar Medical Case in the

2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company L

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The following account appeared in the Cleveland Press on June 4, 1898.

The Account:

Second O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry]

by B. L. M.

"Second Regiment O. V. I., Chickamauga Park, Ga., [Camp Thomas], June 3, - A peculiar case came before the surgeons of the Second regiment, Wednesday, and one that puzzled them considerably for awhile. Private Bowser, of Company L reported at the hospital, suffering from intense pain in his head. An examination revealed hundreds of maggots in his right ear. Bowser said that the day before a fly crawled into his ear, and was there about two hours before it could be removed. The case was treated with chloroform..."

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