Title: Lysle, 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), 221.

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 injuriespiece of shell fractured and depressed both tables of craniumbrain apparently not injuredloose bone extracted, depressed parts elevated

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15448

TEI/XML: med.d1e15448.xml

CASE.—Private Reuben Lysle, Co. I, 148th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a piece of shell, which fractured and depressed both tables of the cranium. Surgeon C. S. Wood, U. S. V., laid open the scalp, extracted the loose portions of the bone, and elevated the depressed parts. The brain, apparently, was not injured. For several weeks he was treated in the 1st division, Second Corps, field hospital, and on June 14th, admitted into Carver Hospital, Washington. On the 16th, he was transferred to West's Building Hospital, Baltimore, and thence, on July 4th, to the general hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland. He recovered and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, June 28th, 1864. The case is reported by the operator, Surgeon C. S. Wood, U. S. V. The patient's name does not appear upon the Pension List.