Title: Henning, Henry
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), 147.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40838
Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Reed B. Bontecou, U. S. V., in charge:
CASE 288.—Private Henry Henning, 1st Virginia battery; admitted October 10, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, October 13th. Autopsy the same day: Body slightly emaciated. The upper lobe of the right lung was somewhat adherent; the left lung pale but healthy. The pericardium contained three ounces of serous fluid; the heart was normal. the ileum somewhat congested throughout. The ascending and transverse colon somewhat congested and thickened; and old ulcer was observed at the junction of the transverse and descending colon. The rectum was contracted and thickened; its mucous membrane softened and greenish, but not ulcerated. The kidneys were much congested; weight nine ounces each; on the under surface of the left kidney was a cyst about an inch in diameter filled with cheesy matter. The interior of the suprarenal capsules was occupied by a grumous mass resembling decomposed blood.