Title: Richardson, O. J.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 382.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8822
CASE 163.—Private O. J. Richardson, Co. C, 108th N. Y., was admitted Nov. 23, 1863, in a comatose condition; pulse 120, just perceptible; tongue dry and fissured; breast and abdomen covered with sudamina and feet and legs cold. Stimulants were freely given and warmth applied to the feet. He died on the 27th. Post-mortem examination thirteen hours after death: Much emaciation; feet becoming gangrenous. Lungs, heart and spleen normal; Peyer's glands enlarged and ulcerated; solitary glands of large intestine enlarged and ulcerated; mesenteric glands enlarged.—Act. Ass't Surg. W. H. Letterman, Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.