Title: Brenner, Frederick

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), 180.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœalower lobes of both lungs congestedmucous membrane of large intestine studded with ulcers, many very deepautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41228

TEI/XML: med.d1e41228.xml

Case from the case-book of LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C.; Surgeon J. Cooper McKee, U. S. A., in charge.

CASE 408.—Sergeant Frederick Brenner, company C, 15th New York artillery; age 5O; admitted from the army of the Potomac October 7, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, October 10th. Autopsy ten hours and a half after death: Height five feet seven inches; rigor mortis well marked; body well supplied with fat. The brain weighed forty-three ounces. The lower lobes of both lungs were much congested, and a large amount of rust-colored frothy mucus exuded on section; the remaining lobes appeared to be normal; the right lung weighed twenty-one ounces, the left sixteen and a half. The heart and its valves were normal; it weighed eleven ounces; its right side contained a very large black clot, the left auricle a small one. The liver was congested, and weighed seventy-seven ounces; the gall-bladder contained seventeen drachms of very thick ropy bile. The spleen was light colored and soft; it weighed six ounces and a half. Both kidneys appeared to be normal; the right weighed six ounces, the left six and a half. The œsophagus, stomach and small intestine appeared to be normal. The mucous membrane of the large intestine was studded with ulcers, many of which were very deep.—Acting Assistant Surgeon H. M. Dean.