Title: McMahon, Edward

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 145.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.dysentery for four monthstubercles in apex of lungperitoneum congestedmucous membrane of rectum dark-red and much ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40812

TEI/XML: med.d1e40812.xml

Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Thomas Antisell, U. S. V., in charge from October, 1862, to September, 1863:

CASE 275.—Private Edward McMahon, company E, 71st New York volunteers; admitted December 31, 1862. Dysentery of four months' standing. Died, February 20, 1863. Autopsy: Body very much emaciated. There were tubercles in the apex of the left lung. The pericardium contained half an ounce of serum, and colorless fibrin clots were found in the ventricles of the heart. The peritoneum was much congested; the abdominal cavity contained eight ounces of serum. The liver was somewhat enlarged and congested. The spleen and pancreas were small. The stomach, duodenum, and jejunum appeared nearly normal. The mucous membrane of the ileum and colon was thickened and softened; that of the rectum was dark-red and much ulcerated. The bladder contained several ounces of urine.