Title: McMichael, John H.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 798.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11389
CASE 134.—Private John H. McMichael, Co. K, 5th Pa. Cav.; age 19; was admitted March 11, 1864, with pleurisy and laryngitis consecutive to measles. Hot pediluvia were employed, with cups to the chest and tobacco poultice to the larynx; saline cathartics were followed by wine of ipecacuanha, stimulants and beef-tea. He died on the 23d. Post-mortem examination: Larynx and trachea inflamed and filled with tenacious mucus; right lung collapsed and friable, its lower lobe thickly coated with pseudomembrane—[Specimen 342, Med. Sec., Army Medical Museum]; left lung slightly congested.—Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. Vols., Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.