Title: Moore, Amer

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), 301.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headhernia cerebri after gunshot fractures of the skullfungus cerebriball struck vertex of cranium at centre of coronal suture, passed backward along sagittalboth tables of skull fractured, leaving opening

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17209

TEI/XML: med.d1e17209.xml

CASE.—Private Amer Moore, Co. G, 2d United States Artillery, aged 20 years, was wounded in a skirmish near Culpeper, Virginia, on September 13th, 1863, by a carbine ball, which struck the vertex of the cranium at the centre of the coronal suture, passed directly backward along the sagittal a distance of three inches, and lodged. The missile was extracted the same day. Both tables of the skull were fractured, leaving an opening, through which pulsations of the brain could be seen. The dura mater was uninjured. Complete paralysis of the lower extremities and of the left arm existed. He was admitted into the Armory Square Hospital, Washington, on September 14th, and on the following day a plate of bone, three-fourths by one-fourth of an inch, and several small particles, were extracted by Acting Assistant Surgeon E. Brooks. Creosote wash and permanganate of potash were used to dress the wound, which looked well. The general condition of the patient was apparently good on September 21st, when an oblong piece of lead was removed from beneath the scalp; but hernia cerebri followed this operation, and death occurred on October 10th, 1863. The case is reported by Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V.