Title: Freeman, Jackson
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 768.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10974
CASE 67.—Private Jackson Freeman, 1st Mich. Colored troops; age 19; was admitted March 17, 1865, with pneumonia. His pulse was 100, skin hot, tongue furred; he had severe cough with viscid sputa, crepitus on the right side of the chest and bronchial respiration on both sides. Stimulants, expectorants, Dover's powder and poultices were prescribed. On the 19th crepitation was heard on both sides. The tongue on the 24th became dry and brown in the centre, red and moist on the edges; sordes appeared on the teeth and there was considerable abdominal tenderness. He died April 17. Post-mortem examination: The greater part of the right lung was adherent and in a state of red hepatization—in places commencing to soften; the right pleural sac contained sixteen ounces of serum mixed with pus; the left lung was congested. The pericardium contained four ounces of serum. A number of lumbricoid worms were found in the ileum. The kidneys were congested and soft.—Act. Ass't Surgeon S. D. Twining, L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Va.