Title: Murray, Michael
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), 157.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40975
Case from the case-book of LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C.; Surgeon Henry Bryant, U. S. V., in charge to May, 1863.
CASE 334.—Private Michael Murray, company K, 1st United States artillery; admitted December 29, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. The patient, when admitted, had also cough, thirst, and typhoid symptoms. January 12th: Troublesome hiccough set in. Died, January 20, 1863, at 6 P. M. Autopsy twenty-one hours after death: The brain weighed forty-six ounces and a half. The lower lobes of both lungs were congested posteriorly, and in parts could not be inflated; the right lung weighed twenty-three ounces, the left twenty-one ounces. The heart was empty, and weighed six ounces and a half. The liver weighed forty-two ounces; it was of a reddish-brown color and faintly mottled. The mucous membrane of the intestines was slate-colored and quite soft; in the ileum, cæcum, and ascending colon it was very thin; in the transverse and descending colon there were a number of ulcers. The rectum was not much diseased. The kidneys weighed five ounces and a half each.—Assistant Surgeon George M. McGill, U. S. A.