Title: Fulton, John
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), 186.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41327
The notes were forwarded, with the specimens, to the Army Medical Museum from EMORY HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Nathaniel R. Moseley, U. S. V., in charge:
CASE 433.—Private John Fulton, company B, 16th Pennsylvania cavalry; age 23; admitted from the hospital of the Cavalry Corps, City Point, Virginia, November 14, 1864. Intermittent fever and chronic diarrhœa. Treatment: November 15th: Quinine and a febrifuge mixture. November 30th: Quinine and opium. December 15th: Continue treatment; add stimulants and astringent enemata. The diet throughout consisted of milk and farinaceous food. Died, December 27th. Autopsy by Acting Assistant Surgeon L. M. Osmun: The whole large intestine was thickened, and presented numerous follicular ulcers, and quite a number of cysts about the size of peas; the mucous membrane between the ulcers was congested, and had shreds of pseudomembrane adherent to it. [The condition of the other organs is not recorded.]—Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V. [No. 527, Medical Section, Army Medical Museum, is from this case. The specimen is a portion of the thickened transverse colon, which presents a number of follicular ulcers, between which there is some adherent pseudomembrane. When first received at the Museum a number of small cysts projected above the surface of the gut; in the alcohol these have collapsed, and the excavations thus made resemble the other ulcers.]