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.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresdisease of the respiratory organspleurisydouble pleurisiespost-mortem examinationlarge amount bloody serum in thoraxleft side comparatively motionlessdulnessdullness on percussion of chestpleura adherent to sternum and ribslungs compressed, heart pressed to right side

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11397

TEI/XML: med.d1e11397.xml

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.