Title: Hopkins, George

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), 297.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headhernia cerebri after gunshot fractures of the skullfungus cerebri

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17184

TEI/XML: med.d1e17184.xml

CASE.—Private George Hopkins, Co. G, 8th Ohio Volunteers, aged 32 years, was wounded before Petersburg, Virginia, June 17th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which fractured and depressed the frontal bone, left side. He was admitted to the Ninth Corps field hospital, where spiculæ of bone were removed and water dressings applied. He was thence conveyed by steamer to Washington, and admitted, on June 24th, into the Emory Hospital. On June 27th, coma; on June 30th, delirium; and on July 1st, hernia cerebri supervened, which latter was, on July 3d, removed and cauterized with nitrate of silver. Death occurred on July 8th, 1864.