Title: Wiser, Jonathan

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 195.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonespenetrating gunshot fractures of the skullballs lodged within the cranial cavitylodgement of missiles within the skullconoidal musket ball fractured and slightly depressed craniumball not extracted

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13961

TEI/XML: med.d1e13961.xml

CASE.—Private Jonathan Wiser, Co. E, 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 35 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which fractured and slightly depressed the cranium. He was at first admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Sixth Corps, and, on May 12th, was sent to the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington. The records of the latter hospital state that the ball had not been extracted. On September 24th, he was admitted to the Frederick Hospital, Maryland, where he remained under treatment until June 6th, 1865, when he was discharged from service. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon C. A. McCall, U. S. A. This patient is not on the pension list.