Title: Winslow, Charles
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 746-747.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10770
CASE 13.—Private Charles Winslow, Co. A, 44th N. Y.; age 19; admitted from the field Oct. 21, 1864, with chronic diarrhœa and syphilis. Died November 6 of diphtheria. Post-mortem examination: Brain normal; spinal cord not examined. Two spots, half an inch in diameter, on each side of the uvula were covered with false membrane; the epiglottis was erect from œdema and its under surface covered with false membrane, which extended through the larynx about two inches into the trachea. [Specimen 440, Med. Sec., Army Medical Museum.] The heart and left lung were normal; the right pleural sac contained three ounces of serum and a small shred of loose floating lymph, but there was no adhesion; the lower part of the upper lobe was carnified posteriorly, but the remainder was healthy. The liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, stomach, small intestine and colon were normal; the mesenteric glands were a little darker than usual.—Act. Ass't Surgeon Thomas Bowen, Second Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.