Title: Pitcher, George
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 351.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7380
CASE 88.—Private George Pitcher, Co. H, 23d Mich.; age 36; was admitted Feb. 11, 1865, with chronic rheumatism. While under treatment he became attacked, March 18, with symptoms of typho-malarial fever. He progressed favorably until the 23d, when abdominal pains set in; next day he became semi-comatose and died. He was treated with turpentine emulsion and carbonate of ammonia. Post-mortem examination twelve hours after death: Liver much enlarged, bronzed; intestines congested, small intestine showing shaven-beard appearance of Peyer's patches and four intussusceptions from four to six inches long.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.