Title: Coad, Joseph

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), 87.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpcomplications from intercurrent diseasesdiarrhœa reported as fatal complicationconoidal ball lacerated side of scalpdeath from "chronic diarrhœa"

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5581

TEI/XML: med.d1e5581.xml

CASE.—Private Joseph Coad, Co. F, 3d Maine Volunteers, aged 35 years, was wounded, at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 8th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which lacerated the right side of the scalp. He was sent to Washington, and admitted, on May 27th, to Carver Hospital, where simple dressings were applied to the wound. Death occurred on June 18th, 1864, from "chronic diarrhœa." Surgeon O. A. Judson, U. S. V., recorded the case.