Title: Hackett, Henry

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 778.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresdisease of the respiratory organspneumonialobar pneumoniapost-mortem recordscoexisting tuberculosis

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11163

TEI/XML: med.d1e11163.xml

CASE 148.—Recruit Henry Hackett; admitted Oct. 31, 1864, with pain, labored breathing and dulnessor​ percussion over the left side of the chest. Ipecacuanha, stimulants and counter-irritants were employed. Died November 9. Post-mortem examination: The left lung was in a state of gray hepatization and the pleural cavity contained four pints of liquid; the right lung was much congested. Both lungs, the bronchial glands and the spleen contained tubercular deposits. The other viscera appeared to be normal.—Act. Ass't Surgeon W. E. Fletcher, L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Va.