Title: Wood, George
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 384.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9079
CASE 171.—Private George Wood, Co. B, 1st Bat'y, 2d Me. Light Art.; age 24; was admitted July 25, 1864, in very low condition. He died comatose on the following day. Post-mortem examination twenty-two hours after death: Body extremely emaciated. Stomach and intestinal canal greatly inflamed; large intestine much ulcerated; liver fatty; gall-bladder enormously distended; other organs healthy. [Specimen 420, Med. Sect., Army Medical Museum, which is from this case, shows several large ulcers of Peyer's patches just above the ileo-cæcal valve, penetrating in some places to the transverse muscle and in others to the peritoneum, as also some enlarged and ulcerated solitary follicles.]—Surg. E. Bentley, U. S. V., Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.