Title: Vandercrook, Dan.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 777.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11133
CASE 138.—Dan. Vandercrook, Co. D, 17th Pa. Cav.; age 21; admitted June 15, 1863. Diagnosis: Typhoid fever. On admission there was much fever with delirium and pneumonia of the right side. On the 20th he coughed a good deal and expectorated profusely, the fever having meanwhile abated, leaving him rational. By the 27th he was noticeably gaining strength, but on the 29th his cough became constant, sputa profuse, grumous and fetid and the odor of his breath intolerable. He grew rapidly worse, and died July 3. Post-mortem examination: Pleuritic adhesions on right side, involving lower lobe; gangrene of half of right lung and inflammation and softening of the other half; tubercular deposits in apices of lungs.—Act. Ass't Surgeon W. J. Hazelton, Fairfax Seminary, Va.