Title: D——, J. H.

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), 268.

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 terminationgunshot fracture of right parietal bone, slight depressionabscess formed in brain, patient died

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16759

TEI/XML: med.d1e16759.xml

CASE.—Private J. H. D——, Co. B, 2d New York Heavy Artillery, received, at Cold Harbor, Virginia, on the 7th of June, 1864, a gunshot fracture of the right parietal bone causing slight depression. He was at once admitted to the 1st division, Second Corps, hospital, and transferred to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia, on June 9th, complaining of headache. Surgeon D. P. Smith, U. S. V., applied the trephine and removed a disk and six fragments of bone. Water dressings were applied to the wound, which suppurated freely. An abscess formed in the brain, and the patient died on June 10th, 1864. The pathological specimen is No. 3305, Sect. I, A. M. M., and was contributed by the operator.