Title: Miller, Benjamin

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 883.

Keywords:on certain local diseasesdiseases of the kidneysadmitted with dropsyœdema of lower extremities, swelling became generalabdominal cavity filled with serumkidneys large, fatty and granular

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11729

TEI/XML: med.d1e11729.xml

CASE 7.—Private Benjamin Miller, Co. K, 30th Colored Troops; age 20; admitted Dec. 7, 1864, with dropsy. Died Jan. 22, 1865. This man did light duty for some time about the wards, but on January 1 the œdema of the lower extremities began to increase, and in a few days the swelling had become general; he had also several chills, each followed by fever. Post-mortem examination: The abdominal cavity was filled with serum and the kidneys were large, fatty and granular.—Act. Ass't Surgeon W. Bishop, L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Va.