Title: Riley, Martin
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 387.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9476
CASE 191.—Private Martin Riley, Co. C, 122d Pa.; admitted April 21, 1863. Continued fever. Died May 24. Post-mortem examination twenty hours after death: The body was much emaciated. The lungs were healthy, but the bronchial tubes contained a purulent secretion. The heart was softened and pale; a small point of pus was found at its apex; the mitral valve was thickened and slightly roughened. The stomach was nearly filled with bile. The liver was healthy; the gall-bladder nearly empty. The duodenum and jejunum were normal; the ileum inflamed and Peyer's patches ulcerated; the ascending colon congested in spots, the transverse and descending portions healthy. The kidneys were normal.—Act. Ass't. Surg. A. H. Haven, Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.