Title: Fisher, Lewis T.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 135.

Keywords:pathology of malarial diseasepost-mortem recordsremittent fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e755

TEI/XML: med.d1e755.xml

CASE 80.—Private Lewis T. Fisher, Co. K, 149th Pa. Vols.; age 20; was admitted March 26, 1864. Diagnosis—remittent fever. Died April 25. Post-mortem examination nine hours after death: Brain, lungs and heart healthy. The mucous membrane of the stomach was thickened and slate-colored. The intestines were much congested, and their serous coat, which was of a slate-blue color, was adherent to the abdominal walls. The upper half of the duodenum was extensively ulcerated and almost perforated in some places. The liver was much softened in the neighborhood of the gall-bladder; the spleen firm and healthy; the pancreas somewhat ulcerated along its attached surface. The left kidney was enlarged and much congested.—Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.