Title: Christenson, Casper
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 135.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e726
CASE 77.—Recruit Casper Christenson, 66th N.Y. Vols.; age 40; was admitted March 7, 1861, with remittent fever, for which quinine and brandy were given, but he did not improve. Two days before his death his left leg and ankle became enormously swollen and painful, and next day the right leg became similarly affected. He died March 18. Post-mortem examination forty-eight hours after death: There were old pleuritic adhesions on both sides. The pericardium contained about two ounces of bloody serum, and there were other evidences of recent pericarditis. Some old ulcers were observed in the intestines.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.