Title: Rice, Edward E.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 339.

Keywords:post-mortem recordscontinued feverstyphoid feverPeyer's patches ulcerated, large intestine also implicated

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5927

TEI/XML: med.d1e5927.xml

CASE 25.—Private Edward E. Rice, Co. D, 123d N. Y., was admitted Jan. 11, 1863. During the interval between his admission and his death on the 14th extreme agitation, hurried respiration, delirium and tenderness in the right iliac fossa were noted. Post-mortem examination seven hours after death: The lungs were crowded into the upper part of the thorax by the distended intestines; the left lung was slightly congested posteriorly; the upper and middle lobes of the right lung were partially congested and solidified, apparently the result of hypostasis; the blood was fluid. The liver was large and pale; the spleen large, congested and soft; the kidneys pale and exsanguine. The intestines were inflated with gas; the ileum congested; Peyer's patches enlarged and ulcerated, some to a marked degree; the cæcum congested; the mesenteric glands enlarged.—Surg. H. Bryant, U. S. Vol's., Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.