Title: Bicking, Kelso
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 880.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11659
CASE 4.—Private Kelso Bicking, Co. E, 175th Pa.; admitted July 6, 1863. Peritonitis. Died 11th. Post-mortem examination: Body not emaciated; thighs, shoulders and back purple. The peritoneal cavity contained a quantity of serum mixed with pus and lymph. The mesentery was much thickened and congested, and the coils of the intestine were glued together and to contiguous organs by thick lymph; on breaking up the adhesions several large perforations were found. All the coats of the intestines were disorganized and in a putrid condition.—Act. Ass't Surgeon Lloyd Dorsey, Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.