Title: Scanlan, 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), 104.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureexfoliationfragment of shell hit over middle of lambdoidal sutureexfoliations of outer tablepermanent disability, dizziness and pain in head

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6688

TEI/XML: med.d1e6688.xml

SCANLAN, JOHN, Private, Co. D, 164th New York Volunteers, aged 33 years, was hit, at the battle of North Anna, May 18th, 1864, by a fragment of shell, over the middle of the left lambdoidal suture. Treated at field hospital of 3d division, Second Army Corps, Carver Hospital, Washington, and Mower Hospital, Philadelphia. At the latter hospital the wound reopened, and several exfoliations of the outer table came away. On August 25th, this soldier was returned to duty by Surgeon J. H. Hopkinson, U. S. V. He was discharged July 17th, 1865, and pensioned from that date. On January 16th, 1866, Pension Examining Surgeon J. E. King reported that his disability was permanent, and that he had dizziness and pain in the head, especially when in a stooping posture, and that he could not endure the sunlight.