Title: Sutton, James
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.d1e10914
CASE 33.—James Sutton, substitute, unassigned; age 20; was admitted April 9, 1865. The prominent symptom was headache, for the relief of which ten grains of blue-pill, with castor oil to follow, were prescribed. During the night the bowels were freely opened and next day the headache was relieved; but the patient complained of uneasiness or slight pain in the right side, where was some dulness on percussion, with coarse crepitation over the lower and posterior part of the right lung. There was but little cough and no expectoration; pulse 100, rather small and compressible. Quinine, stimulants and nutrients were freely administered, but without effect; the patient died towards evening. Post-mortem examination: The lower lobe of the right lung and the lower part of its upper lobe were hepatized; the left lung was congested throughout. The spleen was congested and softened. The other organs were normal.—Act. Ass't Surgeon Lewis Heard, L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Va.