Title: Raatz, Herman
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 813.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e36060
CASE 18.—Private Herman Raatz, Co. F., 26th Wis.; admitted Jan. 22, 1863, with remittent fever. Died February 1. Post-mortem examination: Body greatly emaciated; excoriations on the back over the bony prominences. There was a copious sero-purulent collection in the right pleural cavity; the lung adhered at its lower and anterior parts to the parietal pleura; tubercles were scattered through its substance, but were most numerous in the upper lobe, where, also, were found some small and one or two large cavities. The upper lobe of the left lung contained a few small tubercles; the rest of the lung was healthy. The only abnormities observed in the abdominal cavity were slight engorgement of some of the mesenteric glands and a rather unusual injection of the omentum and mesentery.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.