Title: Healey, Samuel

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), 86.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpcomplications from intercurrent diseasespneumonia reported as cause of deathquestioned if pulmonary complications were not embolic phenomena, indicating metastatic fociquestioned whether cases were not more properly classified under head of pyæmiafragment of shell caused wound of scalppleuro-pneumonia

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5320

TEI/XML: med.d1e5320.xml

CASE.—Private Samuel Healey, Co. C, 25th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 28 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a fragment of shell, which caused a wound of the scalp. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the Eighteenth Corps, on June 7th transferred to the Second Division Hospital at Alexandria, and, on June 12th, sent to the hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Warm applications were made to the wound to promote discharge, but on the 19th pleuro-pneumonia set in, and death occurred on June 23d, 1864. Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V., records the case.