Title: Gallager, John

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), 81.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalphæmorrhage, hemorrhagesecondary haemorrhage from wounds of scalp, bleeding controlledround ball struck parietal region, laying bone bareattacks of vertigohæmorrhage from temporal artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4771

TEI/XML: med.d1e4771.xml

CASE.—Private John Gallager, Co. G, 5th New Jersey Volunteers, aged 25 years, was wounded at the battle of the Seven Pines, Virginia, June 1st, 1862, by a round ball, which struck in the right parietal region, two inches from vertex, laying the bone bare. He was conveyed to Washington, and admitted, on June 4th, into the Seminary Hospital, Georgetown. A hæmorrhage took place from the temporal artery on the same day. The patient suffers from occasional attacks of vertigo. On July 18th, he was transferred to the Union Hotel Hospital, in the same place, and, on July 25th, 1862, was returned to duty. Assistant Surgeon Joseph R. Smith, U. S. A., reports the case.