Title: P——, Willard

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), 266.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonestrephining after gunshot fractures of the skulltrephining practiced, fatal terminationconoidal ball fractured and depressed right parietal bone near sagittal suturegeneral anesthesia, chloroformball fractured and depressed parietal bone near sagittal suture

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16717

TEI/XML: med.d1e16717.xml

CASE.—Private Willard P——, Co. I, 120th New York Volunteers, aged 18 years, was wounded near Hatcher's Run, Virginia, March 25th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the right parietal bone near the sagittal suture. He was, on the same day, taken to the hospital of the 3d division, Second Corps, and thence conveyed to Washington, and admitted to the Emory Hospital, on the 5th of April. On the following day, he was placed under the influence of chloroform, and Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., trephined and elevated the fractured portion of the parietal bone. Cold water dressings and compresses were applied, enemas administered, and nutritious diet ordered. On the 13th, the patient was apparently doing well, but death supervened on April 17th, 1865, from exhaustion. The pathological specimen is No. 4074, and shows a disc and two fragments of bone from the right parietal. The fragments are chiefly from the inner table, and include one-half square inch of surface. The specimen and history were contributed by Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V.