Title: Brown, George
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 764.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10906
CASE 31.—Private George Brown, Co. E, 1st Me. Cav.; age 24; was admitted from the Army of the Potomac, Aug. 9, 1864. The patient was scarcely able to raise himself in bed. His skin was covered with perspiration and sudamina, which in some places were on inflamed bases. He had diarrhœa, cough and pain in the chest, but the chest symptoms were not of much severity. He lay upon either side without inconvenience, breathed regularly though rather slowly, and complained of distress only in the bowels. Astringents, opiates and stimulants, with counter-irritation, were employed. He rallied for a day or two, but again grew worse, and died on the 25th. Post-mortem examination: The left lung was hepatized, a portion of it being in the gray stage; the right lung was nearly healthy. The small intestine was inflamed but not ulcerated.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.