Title: Linton, Robert

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), 216.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonesremoval of fragments after gunshot fractures of the skullexfoliation and removal of necrosed or detached fragments of cranial bones after gunshot injuriesrecovered, slight disabilities, returned to dutyfragment of shell fractured both tables of frontal boneperiodical attacks of dizziness and headache

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15007

TEI/XML: med.d1e15007.xml

CASE.—Private Robert Linton, Co. D, 14th United States Infantry, aged 19 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​ Court-house, Virginia, May 13th, 1864, by a fragment of shell, which fractured both tables of the frontal bone. He was at once admitted to the 1st division, Fifth Corps, hospital, and on May 24th, transferred to the Finley Hospital, Washington. He experienced periodical attacks of dizziness and some headache until June 1st, when Acting Assistant Surgeon F. G. H. Bradford removed several fragments of bone from the wound. Simple dressings were applied; the patient recovered rapidly, and was returned to his regiment for duty on August 26th, 1864. He is not a pensioner.