Title: Miller, John

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), 41.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headmiscellaneous injuries of the headfallsseverer contusions of the head, resulting from fallsfall from tree, struck upon left side of head and shoulderfractured claviclesevere concussion of brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2784

TEI/XML: med.d1e2784.xml

CASE.—Private John Miller, Co. E, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, aged 31 years, fell from a tree, on June 16th, 1863, and struck upon the left side of his head, and upon his shoulder, fracturing the left clavicle. He was admitted, a few hours afterwards, to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, in a semi-conscious condition, partially insensible, the surface pale and cold, with other symptoms of severe concussion of the brain. Stimulants were administered. He failed to react. On the following day his respiration became more labored, and, failing gradually, he died on June 18th, 1863. Surgeon G. S. Palmer, U. S. V., reports the case.