Title: Foster, H. M.
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.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40965
Case from the case-book of LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C.; Surgeon Henry Bryant, U. S. V., in charge to May, 1863.
CASE 331.—Private H. M. Foster, company A, 142d New York volunteers; admitted December 30, 1862. Typhoid fever. Died, January 13, 1863. Autopsy twenty-four hours after death: There were tuberculous deposits throughout the substance of the right lung, especially in its middle lobe, which was also much congested; the upper lobe of the left lung contained tuberculous deposits; the lower lobe was in the stage of red hepatization. The heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys were normal. The jejunum and ileum were congested at irregular intervals, the congested portions being contracted and thickened. The descending colon was so much contracted that its caliber was less than that of the small intestine. The mesenteric glands were enlarged and tuberculous.—Assistant Surgeon George M. McGill, U. S. A.