Title: Mitting, Luther
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 797.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11382
CASE 131.—Private Luther Mitting, Co. H, 28th Mich.; age 19; was admitted Feb. 11, 1865, with measles. The eruption disappeared on the 19th, and next day the patient had much pain in the chest and a cough with copious blood-streaked sputa. On the 23d he had severe diarrhœa, hurried breathing, sordes on the teeth and delirium. He died on the 25th. Post-mortem examination: There were no adhesions, but the pleural cavity contained a small quantity of serum; the lungs were small and congested; the posterior part of the lower lobe of the right lung sank in water and a bloody fluid escaped from it on section. There was an excess of serum in the pericardium; the heart contained clots. The peritoneum was thickened; the liver enlarged and congested; the gall-bladder distended. There were patches of congestion in the small intestine and the agminated glands were softened.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.