Title: Dupont, Joseph

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), 270.

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 left parietal bonetrephining performed, one-tenth of bone removed inflammation of lung and pleuraphthisis

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16806

TEI/XML: med.d1e16806.xml

CASE.—Private Joseph Dupont, Co. G, 37th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 32 years, was wounded near Petersburg, Virginia, April 2d, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the left parietal bone. He was immediately conveyed to the field hospital of the 1st division, Ninth Corps, where the operation of trephining was performed the same day by Surgeon W. C. Shurlock, 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers. About one-tenth of the bone was removed. He was, on April 7th, transferred to Campbell Hospital, Washington. The wound was doing well, but the patient was suffering from inflammation of the right lung and pleura. He was transferred to Stanton Hospital on July 8th, where he died on September 2d, from phthisis.