Title: Ginder, Hiram
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 353.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7608
CASE 100.—Private Hiram Ginder, Co. B, 57th Pa.; age 17; was admitted Nov. 2, 1864, his previous history being unknown. He was deaf but not delirious; skin yellow, cheeks flushed and murky, respiration hurried, pulse 110, teeth covered with sordes, tongue, lips and gums dry, cracked and oozing blood. On the 5th some cough was noted; the respiration became more embarrassed and the cheeks darker. He died on the 7th. He was treated with turpentine, camphor and spirit of nitre, counter-irritation to chest, beef-essence and milk-punch. Post-mortem examination: Pleuritic adhesions on left side; four ounces of dark bloody serum in right pleural sac; congestion of lungs posteriorly and hepatization of part of upper lobe of right lung; heart normal. Mesenteric glands enlarged and filled with dark blood; mucous coat of ileum and cæcum thickened and inflamed; fifteen Peyer's patches, from one-fourth inch in diameter to one and a half by two and a half inches, thickened and some showing commencing ulceration. Spleen large and soft; liver normal in size but yellow; gall-bladder large, containing three ounces of bile; kidneys normal.—Act. Ass't Surg. Thomas Bowen, Second Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.