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Walter Wheeler, Hospital Number 20,870

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Photographer:

Institution:
Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, R.B. Bontecou, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In charge

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Date:
1865

Resource type:
albumen print

Original format:
image/jpeg

Language:
en

Collection:
Historical Medical Photography Collection

Rights:
Public Domain

Repository:
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Historical Library

Local Title:
Reed B. Bontecou, Gunshot Wounds Illustrated (Binder's Title)

Identifier:
Bontecou_1_004.dc

Walter Wheeler. Hospital Number 20,870. Walter Wheeler, Private Co. B. 91st N.Y. Vols., age 37, was admitted into Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, April 19th 1865, with gunshot wound of the right side of the head. The wound was received before Petersburg, Va., April 2nd 1865. The ball entering above the anterior zygomatic articulation and passing through temporal fossa emerged just above the external meatus. April 22nd 1865 he had a slight hemorrhage from the common temporal artery which was ligated. An incision was made between the wound of entrance and exit, when it was found that a small portion of the bone at the point of exit was denuded of pericranium. A portion of bone was subsequently removed and the patient is now (June 17) fully recovered. Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, R. B. BONTECOU, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In charge.