Title: Somers, Theodore
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 772.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11040
CASE 94.—Private Theodore Somers, Co. D, 55th Mass.; age 19; admitted Jan. 29, 1865. Dulness on percussion over the upper lobe of the left lung; severe cough; free expectoration; anorexia; excessive nostalgia; pulse 120, full and soft. 31st: Rolling about, looking anxious; wanting to die; refusing food and medicine. Died February 7. Post-mortem examination: Dark straw-colored liquid and lymph in pericardium. Apex of left lung solid, lower anterior part crepitant but sloughy; lower lobe dark brownish-red and doughy; miliary tubercle in right lower lobe. Liver pale and fatty; spleen small; kidneys granular.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.