Title: Scott, Thomas W.

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), 232.

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 skullrecovered after gunshot fractures of the skulldefective visionpartial or complete loss of visiongunshot fracture of skullportion of left parietal bone, both tables with intervening diploë, removedloss of eyesightheadache, dizzinessloss of memory

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e15998

TEI/XML: med.d1e15998.xml

CASE.—Sergeant Thomas W. Scott, Co. A, 5th Ohio Volunteers, received, at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9th, 1862, a gunshot fracture of the skull. He was, on August 6th, admitted to 2d division hospital at Alexandria, and discharged October 22d, 1862. Pension Examiner William Devens reports, October 26th, 1868, that a portion of the left parietal bone, one inch by three-fourths of an inch, comprising both tables, with the intervening diploë, have​ been removed, and that the patient, six years after the reception of the injury, was seriously affected by loss of eyesight, frequent headache, dizziness, and loss of memory.