Title: Ramsey, Reuben

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), 285.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullrecovery sufficient to resume military duties

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16982

TEI/XML: med.d1e16982.xml

CASE.—Private Reuben Ramsey, Co. H, 93d Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the left parietal bone to the extent of a ten-cent piece, about one inch above and one and a half inches anterior to ear. On the 9th. he was admitted into Harewood Hospital, Washington, where Acting Assistant Surgeon O. D. Brooks applied the trephine, and removed the depressed portions of hone. Cold water dressings were applied to the wound, and by June 22d he had so far recovered as to be able to go home on furlough. He was returned to duty on August 26th, 1863, entirely recovered. He is not a pensioner. The case is reported by the operator. Acting Assistant Surgeon O. D. Brooks.