Title: Blackman, Frederick A.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 796.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11364
CASE 121.—Private Frederick A. Blackman, Co. H, 28th Mich.; age 17; was admitted Jan. 30, 1865, with fever and coryza. The eruption of measles appeared next day, followed on February 2 by pneumonic symptoms in the lower lobe of the right lung and on the 6th by pleurisy on the left side. The fever abated on the 10th, but the area of dulness on the left side of the chest extended as high as the fourth rib. On the 14th erysipelas of the face set in, and on the 18th the patient died. Post-mortem examination: The left pleura, which was covered with soft whitish exudation, contained one pint and a half of serum; the lower lobe of the left lung was much engorged; the lower lobe of the right lung hepatized. The other organs were normal.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.