Title: Braman, William H.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 811.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11397
CASE 2.—Corp'l William H. Braman, Co. H, 28th Ind.; age 20; admitted Feb. 18, 1865, exhausted: Respiration hurried; cough dry; pulse hard; tongue coated; voice sharp and tremulous; left side comparatively motionless; dulness on percussion; much pain; decubitus dorsal. March 5: Tongue clean; appetite better; more cheerful. Heart appeared to be pressed forward and upward under the sternum; decubitus left dorsal. He became worse, and died on the 12th. Post-mortem examination: Left pleura firmly adherent to sternum and ribs; lungs much compressed; heart pressed over to right side, adherent in places; bronchial tubes of right side inflamed; two hundred and forty ounces of bloody serum in the thorax.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.