Title: Morton, Henry

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 132.

Keywords:post-mortem recordspathology of malarial diseaseremittent fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e517

TEI/XML: med.d1e517.xml

In the next case the intermissions disappeared and the patient became affected with remittent fever; yet the post-mortem appearances did not differ from those already described. The stomach, lungs and kidneys had suffered, but the other thoracic and abdominal organs were not perceptibly altered.

CASE 62.—Private Henry Morton, Co. E, 56th Mass. Vols. (colored); age 30; was admitted December 16, 1864, from field hospital, with intermittent fever. The paroxysms were checked by quinine, and the patient was soon able to walk about. About December 31 he had an attack of diarrhœa, which was readily controlled by astringents. A few days later his ague recurred, and persisted in spite of the administration of quinia. The disease assumed the pernicious form, the remissions being but slight; the respiration became hurried, and delirium setting in, he died January 9, 1865. Post-mortem examination: The left lung was congested. The mucous membrane of the stomach was of a dark yellow color and much softened. The kidneys were congested. No other abnormal appearances were observed. The brain was not examined.—Act. Ass't Surg. F. Stoddard, L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Va.