Title: Morse, William
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 769.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11009
CASE 76.—Private William Morse, Co. I, 16th Vt.; age 30; admitted April 14, 1863, with pain in left side; cough; urgent dyspnœa; pulse 120 and feeble; respiration 30; dulness over entire right lung and tubular respiration along the posterior border of the scapula; dulness over lower half of left lung, mucous râles over upper half. 23d: Pain in both lungs increased; dyspnœa urgent; diarrhœa with pain in abdomen; copious sanguineo-purulent expectoration; free diaphoresis. Died 26th. Post-mortem examination: Right pleura, much thickened with lymph, contained three pints sero-purulent liquid; lung solid, exuding a little pus on pressure. Left pleura contained two pints of sero-purulent liquid; lung in second stage of inflammation. Six ounces of serum, with floating particles of lymph, in pericardium; villous-shaped lymph coating the heart. Liver and spleen somewhat enlarged. Mucous coat of stomach injected, of small intestine reddened and softened,—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.