Title: Hutton, John
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 382-383.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8853
CASE 164.—Private John Hutton, Co. D, 1st Vt. Cav., was admitted Nov. 23, 1863, delirious. He rolled from side to side in bed and picked at the bedclothes; his tongue and skin were dry, his pulse small and his feet cold; involuntary stools were passed frequently. Stimulants were given and warmth and mustard applied to his feet and legs. He died on the 27th. Post-mortem examination twelve hours after death: Body not emaciated; both feet gangrenous. Heart and lungs healthy. Spleen enlarged and of a dark-purple color; kidneys healthy; mesenteric glands enlarged; Peyer's glands enlarged and ulcerated; solitary glands of large intestine ulcerated.—Act. Ass't Surg. W. H. Letterman, Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.