Title: Goldey, James H.

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), 103.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureexfoliationnecrosed boneexfoliated portion of external table

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6484

TEI/XML: med.d1e6484.xml

GOLDEY, JAMES H., Private, Co. A, 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Supposed gunshot scalp wound over occipital, Antietam, September 17th, 1862. Entered hospital at Washington, September 23d. Transferred to Fort Schuyler Hospital, New York, October 7th. Transferred to Fort Hamilton, December 1st. On December 13th, he entered the Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, complaining of pain in the occipital region. The wound was closed, but it reopened on December 18th. On January 18th, 1863, a circular portion of dead bone, an inch in diameter, was detected by a probe. The patient had no pain or derangement of the mental faculties, and walked actively about the ward. About February 2d, the discharge from the wound was profuse, and the necrosed bone had not separated. There was no change in his condition until February 25th, when the exfoliation was observed to be loose, and it was removed by Acting Assistant Surgeon J. N. Moore through a crucial incision. The exfoliation consisted of a portion of the external table, an inch in diameter, and several smaller pieces. On March 3d, yet another piece of the external table was removed. On March 17th, the wound was nearly healed. The patient felt entirely well; and on May 22d, 1863, he was discharged from service. He appears to have had no subsequent trouble, since his name does not appear on the list of applicants for pension.