Title: Butler, Thomas
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 380.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8371
CASE 141.—Private Thomas Butler, Co. H, 137th N. Y., was admitted Jan. 11, 1863, with typhoid fever, and died during the night. He came from Fairfax Court House, Va., to Washington in an ambulance without covering, so that he was thoroughly chilled. Stimulants were employed without effect. Post-mortem examination: The thoracic viscera, the liver, spleen and kidneys were normal. The small intestine was inflamed; Peyer's patches were thickened and ulcerated; the solitary glands were much swollen, especially in the jejunum, where they stood out from the mucous membrane, attaining the size of medium-sized shot and having their apices pigmented or, in some cases, ulcerated.—Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.