Title: McClure, John

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 576.

Keywords:diseases allied to or associated with paroxysmal and continued feverscerebro-spinal fevercases at the hospital of Alexandria, Va.eyes fixed and staring, pupils dilatedcomachoroid plexus darkly congested, thickened, and opaquepost-mortem examination performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10371

TEI/XML: med.d1e10371.xml

Cases at the Hospitals of Alexandria, Va.

CASE 77.—Private John McClure, 2d U. S. Cav., was admitted April 8, 1865, in an unconscious state. He writhed incessantly; his pulse was slow and labored; his eyes fixed and staring and his pupils dilated. He had no convulsions, but died comatose on the 11th. Post-mortem examination: Serum and yellow lymph were found beneath the arachnoid, especially on the right side, and also between the optic tracts and crura cerebri; the substance of the brain was normal, but the choroid plexus on each side was darkly congested and somewhat thickened or opaque on its anterior margin. The right lung was pale, bloodless and solidified in the posterior parts of its upper and middle lobes and deeply congested in its lower lobe; the left lung was congested. The heart was large and slightly fatty; some old opacities were found on the anterior surface of the right ventricle. The liver was pale, the spleen small and hard; the lower ileum natural.