Title: Mahaer, Patrick
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.d1e11215
CASE 8.—Private Patrick Mahaer, Co. K, 11th N. J.; age 20; was admitted Jan. 13, 1865, with typhoid pneumonia. Dulness with tubular respiration on both sides, specially marked over the lower part of the right lung and the upper part of the left; breathing short and hurried; cough severe; sputa thick, yellow and very offensive; pulse 130 and weak; tongue furred brown, darker in the centre than elsewhere; teeth covered with sordes; skin sallow, hot and dry; bowels relaxed; urine scanty and high-colored. A blister over the chest gave some relief; warm fomentations were afterwards applied. Expectorants, diaphoretics and sustaining measures were employed but without benefit; the patient became delirious, frequently covering his head with the bedclothes and begging not to be shot. He died on the 27th. Post-mortem examination: The lower lobe of the right lung was hepatized gray and quite soft. The bronchial tubes generally were dilated and had thickened walls and a brownish-red lining. The heart was normal and contained the usual clots. Liver nutmeg; spleen pale; kidneys pale and fatty.—Hospital, Alexandria, Va.