Title: Hickson, Wm. H.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 784.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11203
CASE 6.—Private Wm. H. Hickson, Co. C, 3d Pa. Heavy Art'y; age 24; admitted Jan. 10, 1865, from Prince street prison with pain in the right hypochondrium and shoulder; tongue pale, furred lightly, white at base; skin yellow; some frontal headache; constipation; pulse 80; slight cough. He says he has had several attacks of inflammation of liver. Died January 27. Post-mortem examination: Right lung mostly crepitant, anterior edge of middle lobe quite so, firm, elastic, grayish-yellow color with fine pigmented spots, occasional white spots and some smooth-walled ramifying cavities filled with pus; left lung hardened in places, a cicatrix in the apex and a cavity filled with pus situated deep within the lung.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.