Title: Morse, S. T.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 880.

Keywords:on certain local diseasesidiopathic peritonitisabdominal cavity contained bloody purulent serumintestines coated with greenish-yellow lymph, could not be separated without ruptureliver coated with greenish-yellow lymphadmitted with chronic diarrhea

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11665

TEI/XML: med.d1e11665.xml

CASE 5.—Private S. T. Morse, Co. B, 38th Wis.; admitted July 24, 1864, with chronic diarrhœa. Died September 4. Post-mortem examination: Body much emaciated. The lungs were bound down by old adhesions. The abdominal cavity contained twelve pints of bloody purulent serum. The intestines were coated with greenish-yellow lymph and glued together so that they could not be separated without rupture. The liver had a similar coating; the gall-bladder was distended; the spleen was soft and measured seven inches by four and a half; the kidneys and supra-renal capsules were healthy.—Act. Ass't Surgeon J. H. Price, Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Va.