Title: Maloney, Nelson

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 107.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Ward Hospital, Newark, New Jerseychronic diarrhœatyphoid feverincipient phthisislung filled with dark, purulent fluid, which exuded and left small cavitiesautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40731

TEI/XML: med.d1e40731.xml

The case is from the case-book of WARD HOSPITAL, Newark, New Jersey, Assistant Surgeon J. Theodore Calhoun, U. S. A., in charge.

CASE 110.—Private Nelson Maloney, company H, 3d New York cavalry. Admitted June 3, 1864. Diarrhœa and incipient phthisis. [The records of the depot hospital of the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac, City Point, Virginia, show that this man was admitted to that hospital May 16th, with chronic diarrhœa. He was sent to Washington on May 24th. The records of Lincoln hospital, Washington, D. C., show that he was admitted to that hospital May 25th; diagnosis typhoid fever. He was transferred from Lincoln hospital June 2d, and admitted to this hospital at the date above given.] He was ordered to be discharged from service on surgeon's certificate of disability, March 7, 1865, but died March 9th, while waiting for his papers. Autopsy ten hours after death: Body emaciated; skin dark and dingy. The lower lobe of the left lung was filled with a dark, purulent fluid, which exuded on slight pressure, leaving small cavities. The left pleural sac contained a quantity of dark pus. The right lung was filled with frothy serum. The heart and pericardium were normal. The blood was dark colored and fluid, no coagula being found anywhere. The stomach and intestinal canal appeared to be normal. The liver was yellow, with a tinge of brown in some parts. The kidneys were anæmic, and increased in size and weight.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Milton Baldwin.