Title: Shea, Thomas
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 745.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10733
CASE 3.—Private Thomas Shea, Co. F, 4th Minn.; age 25; was admitted Feb. 16, 1865, with pneumonia. He progressed satisfactorily until the 21st, when white deposits appeared upon the throat. He died on the 25th. Post-mortem examination: Membranes of brain fully injected. Pharynx dark-purple; tonsils with patches of thick white deposit. Right lung crepitant but coated with yellow lymph; upper lobe of left lung solidified and bronchial tubes dark-colored. Heart adherent and some yellow serum in pericardium. Liver small, anæmic, with old adhesions; spleen soft, pale, granular; kidneys fatty.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.