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Stephen D. Myers, Hospital Number 20, 295

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

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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_027.dc

Stephen D. Myers. Hospital Number 20,295 Stephen D. Myers, Sergeant Company E. 15th N.Y. Cav., was admitted to Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital April 5th 1865, from City Point Va., having a gunshot wound of the scalp, with fracture of the outer table of the calvarium. The precise locality of the injury is in the course and to the right of the sagital suture, between the two parietal bones, one and one half inches from the posterior fontanelle. The patient complained of constant headache, dizziness and a tendency to drowsiness. He was put on a Low Diet, the use of all stimulants interdicted, quietness and the recumbent posture recommended. Under this treatment the patient gradually rallied from his lethargic condition, the suppuration diminished the flesh is granulating, and the prospect of speedy recovery is very fair. May 29th, 1865. Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital. R.B. BONTECOU, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In charge.