Title: Seeley, Austin
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 353-354.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7640
CASE 102.—Private Austin Seeley, Co. C, 73d Ohio, was admitted Dec. 18, 1862. He had been treated for intermittent fever in the Harewood hospital, Washington, D. C., from November 19. He died Jan. 30, 1863. Post-mortem examination next day: Age about 24; body emaciated. Lungs, excepting a slight bronchial inflammation, healthy; heart contained a large white clot in its right cavities; spleen redder than natural and flabby; liver pale brown and on section pale brown with darker intralobular spots; stomach and upper portion of small intestine apparently healthy; agminated glands in the lower five feet of ileum successively and gradually increasing in enlargement; glands in the terminal foot dark-red and bordered by inflamed mucous membrane, those nearest the ileo-colic valve presenting several small ulcerations; solitary glands apparently healthy; colon greatly distended, its mucous membrane redder than natural, but with no inflamed spots, streaks or patches, and with no visible disease of solitary glands; lymphatic glands of mesentery and mesocolon bluish-black, which color on section formed a circle within the periphery, and under the microscope presented the appearance of exceedingly fine particles similar to the black deposits in the intestinal glands in Chickahominy diarrhœa; kidneys healthy.—[Specimens Nos. 99-101, Med. Sect., Army Medical Museum, ulceration of Peyer's patches, are from this case.]—Act. Ass't Surg. Joseph Leidy, Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.