Title: Bicking, Kelso

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 880.

Keywords:on certain local diseasesidiopathic peritonitisseveral large perforations of small intestineperitoneal cavity contained serum, pus, and lymphpost-mortem examinationcoils of intestine glued together and to contiguous organs by thick lymphcoats of intestines disorganized and in putrid condition

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11659

TEI/XML: med.d1e11659.xml

CASE 4.—Private Kelso Bicking, Co. E, 175th Pa.; admitted July 6, 1863. Peritonitis. Died 11th. Post-mortem examination: Body not emaciated; thighs, shoulders and back purple. The peritoneal cavity contained a quantity of serum mixed with pus and lymph. The mesentery was much thickened and congested, and the coils of the intestine were glued together and to contiguous organs by thick lymph; on breaking up the adhesions several large perforations were found. All the coats of the intestines were disorganized and in a putrid condition.—Act. Ass't Surgeon Lloyd Dorsey, Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.