Title: Richardson, J. B.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 340.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6034
CASE 29.—Corporal J. B. Richardson, Co. E. 2d Mich.; age 26; admitted Feb. 8, 1863, having been affected for two weeks with anorexia, tympanites, diarrhœa and cough, and presenting a hot and dry skin, furred tongue and injected eyes; delirium and involuntary stools occurred on the 11th, and death took place on the 17th. Post-mortem examination: The brain was normal. The bronchial tubes on both sides presented indications of inflammation, and the lower lobes of the lungs contained hepatizations from the size of a chestnut to that of a hen's egg. The liver and spleen were large but unaltered in texture; the gall-bladder was small and half full of dark bile; the kidneys healthy; the pancreas enlarged and somewhat hardened. The mesenteric glands were enlarged and indurated; the mucous membrane of the stomach much injected; the duodenum and jejunum inflamed in patches; the ileum congested, thickened and softened, and its agminated glands ulcerated, the ulcers having thick, hard, prominent edges. The colon was inflamed in patches and its mucous membrane thickened.—Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.