Title: Day, Alexander H.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 813.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresdiseases of the respiratory organspleurisypleurisies of the right sidepleura contained sero-purulent fluidthe contained fluid was sero-purulentpost-mortem examinationlung compressedpleural space separated into two cavities containing serum, lymph and pus

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11434

TEI/XML: med.d1e11434.xml

CASE 20.—Private Alexander H. Day, Co. C, 1st Me. Cav.; age 57; admitted Jan. 12, 1864. Diagnosis: Pneumonia. Died 30th. Post-mortem: Right lung compressed, solid, lower part congested; right pleura much thickened, a strong fibroid adhesion, apparently of long standing, separating it into two cavities containing twenty-four ounces of serum, lymph and pus.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.