Title: Douglass, Frank W.

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), 286.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullrecovery sufficient to resume modified duty in Veteran Reserve Corpspermanent disabilitythree-fourths disabilityloss of memory

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17015

TEI/XML: med.d1e17015.xml

CASE.—Sergeant Frank W. Douglass, Co. C, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the frontal bone at the right supraorbital region. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 3d division, Second Corps, and thence sent to Washington, and admitted to the Campbell Hospital on May 13th. Thence he was sent to the West's Buildings Hospital, Baltimore, on the 16th, and finally transferred to York, Pennsylvania, on May 21st. On June 1st, Surgeon H. Palmer, U. S. V., trephined the skull and removed thirty-four pieces of bone. He recovered, and on March 7th, 1865, was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. The case is reported by the operator, Surgeon H. Palmer, U. S. V. Douglass was a pensioner in 1869, his disability being regarded as three-fourths and permanent. The examining surgeon, Dr. Turner, reports that both tables had been driven in upon the brain; that the patient suffers pain, is incapable of much exposure to the sun, and is afflicted with loss of memory and sometimes unconsciousness