Title: Wolfus, Henry

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 138.

Keywords:post-mortem recordspathology of malarial diseasecongestive chillscerebral congestionintermittent fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1014

TEI/XML: med.d1e1014.xml

CASE 92.—Private Henry Wolfus, Co. I, 187th N. Y. Vols.; age 25; was admitted May 10, 1865. Diagnosis—intermittent fever and cerebral congestion. The patient was quite cold and comatose; pulse irregular; respiration noisy. There was no dulness​ on percussion except over the posterior and lower part of the left lung. Warmth was applied to the feet, cold to the head and a large stimulating enema was administered. He died next day. Post-mortem examination eleven hours after death: Lower lobe of right lung hepatized; liver congested; spleen congested and softened; venous blood diffluent; cerebral sinuses and veins turgid; three ounces of serum in arachnoid.—Slough Hospital, Alexandria, Va.