CASE.—Sergeant G. C——, Co. A, 11th New Jersey Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, May 3d, 1863, by a musket ball, which penetrated the right temporal bone, and lodged deeply in the substance of the brain. He was conveyed to Washington, and on the 7th, was admitted to the Douglas Hospital. Hemiplegia of the left side existed at the time of his admission; the pupil of the right eye was much dilated, and brain substance was protruding from the wound of entrance. Simple dressings were applied to the wound, and expectant treatment was had recourse to; but he died on the 11th of the month. At the autopsy, the missile was found lodged behind the sella Turcica​. It was a bullet, with a deep groove containing a fragment of the temporal bone, contributed, with its history, by Acting Assistant Surgeon John O. Smith.

FIG. 102.—Round ball lodged in the cerebrum. Sp. 1288, Sect. I, A. M. M.