Title: Fetely, William S.

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), 156.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.typhoid feverlower lobe of lung in state of gray hepatization, serous effusion pleural cavityrectum contracted, walls thickenedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40962

TEI/XML: med.d1e40962.xml

Case from the case-book of LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C.; Surgeon Henry Bryant, U. S. V., in charge to May, 1863.

CASE 330.—Private William S. Fetely, company B, 121st New York volunteers; admitted January 2, 1863. Typhoid fever. Died, January 12th. Autopsy six hours after death: The right lung was normal; the lower lobe of the left lung was in the state of gray hepatization; the upper lobe was congested; there was a considerable quantity of serous effusion in the left pleural cavity. The heart was normal, but contained a very large and tenacious clot. The small intestine was normal. The rectum was contracted and its walls were thickened. The liver was normal, except that in the inferior part of the left lobe there was a small calcareous deposit. The spleen was normal. The kidneys were large.—Assistant Surgeon George M. McGill, U. S. A.