Title: Jenks, Clarence C.
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), 178.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41204
Case from the case-book of LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C.; Surgeon J. Cooper McKee, U. S. A., in charge.
CASE 401.—Private Clarence C. Jenks, company A, 8th Illinois cavalry; age 29; admitted March 12, 1864. Intermittent fever. Died, April 4th, of epilepsy. Autopsy eighteen hours after death: Height five feet eleven inches; rigor mortis well marked; body somewhat emaciated. The brain weighed forty-nine ounces, and was quite soft. The right lung weighed twenty-three ounces and a half, the left sixteen and a half. The heart weighed eleven ounces. The pericardium contained two ounces of serum. The liver weighed seventy-five ounces and a half. The spleen weighed twenty-five ounces; the pancreas four ounces. The right kidney weighed seven ounces and a half, the left six and a half. The stomach was healthy. There were several patches of congestion in the small intestine, and in the last two feet of the ileum there were several ulcers in the process of cicatrization. Several cicatrizing ulcers were also observed in the colon, especially in the descending colon and sigmoid flexure; they varied from a line to half an inch in diameter.—Acting Assistant Surgeon H. M. Dean.