Title: Burnett, Allen A.

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), 269.

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 terminationshell fractured right frontal bonegunshot wound in left shoulderskull trephined upon battlefieldhæmorrhage of branch of cerebral artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16779

TEI/XML: med.d1e16779.xml

CASE.—Captain Allen A. Burnett, Co. K, 37th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 38 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, July 30th, 1864, by a shell, which fractured the frontal bone, right side; he received at the same time a wound in the left shoulder. The skull was trephined upon the field by Surgeon W. B. Fox, 8th Michigan Volunteers, and the patient was sent to Washington, entering Armory Square Hospital on August 1st. Hæmorrhage occurred on August 14th, from one of the branches of the cerebral arteries and was arrested by a ligature. His strength gradually failed, and death occurred on August 16th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V.