Title: Alexander, Robert
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 354.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7777
CASE 108.—Private Robert Alexander, Co. E, 149th Pa.; age 18; was admitted Dec. 7, 1863, as a fully developed case of typhoid fever, the symptoms stated being a dry and red tongue, laboring pulse, scanty and high-colored urine, with great irritability of stomach and diarrhœa. On the 18th there were involuntary stools and more or less stupor and subsultus. He died on the 22d. Post-mortem examination nine hours after death: Softening of the coats of the stomach; thickening and softening throughout the lower course of the colon, but no ulceration of the intestinal membrane. Lungs comparatively healthy. Liver normal.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.