Title: Barlow, W. 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), 288.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullphysical disability, discharged from serviceconvulsionsgeneral anesthesia, ethergeneral anesthesia, chloroformdischarged and pensionedtotal disability

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17031

TEI/XML: med.d1e17031.xml

CASE.—Corporal W. W. Barlow, Co. B, 1st Maine Cavalry, aged 23 years, was wounded at Dinwiddie Court-house, Virginia, March 31st, 1865, by a conoidal musket ball, which caused a compound fracture of outer table of the os frontis, left side, with compound comminution of inner table. He was admitted into the Cavalry Corps Hospital at City Point, Virginia, on the following day, and transferred on April 4th to Washington, per hospital steamer Thomas Powell, entering Mount Pleasant Hospital on the same day. The case progressed favorably until the morning of the 7th, when the patient had convulsions, followed by intense headache. The fractured portion of the outer table was then removed. On the following day ether and chloroform was administered, and Assistant Surgeon H. Allen, U. S. A., removed two large pieces of the inner table through the opening which had been enlarged by the trephine. Small fragments of bone came away from time to time, but the case progressed favorably, and on the June 15th, 1865, the patient was discharged from the service and pensioned. His disability is total.