Title: Partington, James
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), 155.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40946
Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the DOUGLAS HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Assistant Surgeon William F. Norris in charge from October, 1864, to September, 1865:
CASE 324.—Private James Partington, company E, 1st Delaware volunteers; age 39; admitted July 14, 1865. Chronic diarrhœa. This patient came from Soldiers' Rest, with the information that he was supposed to be insane. He was in fact partly delirious, a condition which continued until death. He complained of no pain, prayed permission to go to a boarding house, and constantly asked for port wine. He was greatly emaciated; was very thirsty; his tongue parched; pulse feeble and frequent. He exhaled a very fetid odor. Died, July 20th. Autopsy: Near the sagittal suture the skull was very thin and translucent over four depressions corresponding to enlarged Pacchionian glands. The brain appeared to contain more blood than normal. The small intestine was pale. The solitary follicles of the large intestine were enlarged, with a darkened areola and a black dot in the centre of each. The spleen was small and soft. The other organs were apparently healthy.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Carlos Carvallo.