Title: Spencer, C. R.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 574.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10147
Case at the Hospitals of Alexandria, Va.
CASE 68.—Private C. R. Spencer, Co. B, 107th N. Y.; age 23; admitted Nov. 2, 1864. Died 5th. Post-mortem examination: No emaciation; marked rigor mortis; extensive suggillation posteriorly and on abdomen. The arachnoidal surfaces along the longitudinal fissure were adherent; the pia mater was congested; there were purulent deposits by the sides of the large veins in the subarachnoid space and at the base of the brain, covering and in some places fluctuating on the under surface of the pons, cerebellum and medulla oblongata, the roots of the cerebral nerves and the spinal cord. The lungs were healthy. The heart was distended with dark unclotted blood. The spleen was enlarged and the intestines somewhat meteorized, but otherwise the abdominal viscera were healthy.