Title: Chase, George C.

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 terminationfragment of shell fractured cranium, drove sixty fragments of bone through dura mater into brain substanceinflammation of brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16785

TEI/XML: med.d1e16785.xml

CASE.—Corporal George C. Chase, Co. F, 8th New York Heavy Artillery, aged 21 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a fragment of shell, which fractured the cranium, driving about sixty fragments of bone through the dura mater to the depth of about half an inch into the brain substance. He was, on the same day, admitted to the hospital of the 2d division, Second Corps; on June 8th, transferred to the Columbian Hospital, Washington; and on June 19th, sent to the McDougall Hospital, New York Harbor. Inflammation of the brain set in, and, on June 30th, chills occurred. On July 4th, fragments of bone were removed, and on July 7th, the operation of trephining was performed. Death occurred on July 7th, 1864.