Title: Kirby, B. F.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 811-812.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresdisease of the respiratory organspleurisydouble pleurisiespost-mortem examinationperitoneum covering liver and spleen coated with lymph

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11403

TEI/XML: med.d1e11403.xml

CASE 5.—Serg't B. F. Kirby, Co. C, 61st Va. Cav.; admitted Jan. 4, 1864. Died 12th. Post-mortem examination: There was recent pleurisy on both sides, but no pneumonia. The heart was healthy. The peritoneum covering the liver and spleen was coated with fresh flakes of lymph; the liver and kidneys were healthy; the spleen of moderate size and very firm.—Ass't Surgeon Harrison Allen, U. S. A., Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.