Title: Hayes, James K.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 581.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1999
From the footnote of CASE 99 on p. 581 of Part 3, Vol. 1:
. . . Dr. D. W. PRENTISS submitted as a case of spotted fever the following, which appears on the records of the hospital as one of cerebral apoplexy: Private James K. Hayes, Co. C, 10th V. R. Corps, was admitted Jan. 7, 1865, with headache, assumed to be the result of a debauch. Next day persistent coma came on, and he died on the 10th. Post-mortem examination: Rigor mortis well marked. There was a quantity, about eight ounces, of effused blood between the membranes of the brain and a large clot on the side of the right hemisphere; the substance of the brain was healthy. There were old adhesions of the lungs, and, in the heart, slight induration of the aortic valves. The other organs not examined.—Stanton Hospital, Washington, D. C. The coagulation of the blood is inconsistent with the theory of cerebro-spinal fever in this case . . .