Title: Burdickson, Daniel

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 825.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresconsumptionpost-mortem recordscases of pulmonary tubercle unsoftened, softened, or in process of eliminationtubercles found in both lungssputasputum thick, mucous and bloodytubercles in both lungs, pleuritic adhesions on one side

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11473

TEI/XML: med.d1e11473.xml

CASE 1.—Private Daniel Burdickson, Co. I, 28th Colored Troops; age 19; was admitted Dec. 7, 1864. He was debilitated; he slept a great deal, and his mind was dull. About Jan. 3, 1865, his cough became very distressing and the sputa​ thick, mucous and occasionally bloody. He died on the 15th. At the post-mortem examination tubercles were found in both lungs and pleuritic adhesions on the left side.—L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Va.