Title: Alexander, Robert

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 354.

Keywords:post-mortem recordscontinued feverstyphoid feverentered as typhoid, but the clinical histories suggestive of malarial complicationscondition of Peyer's patches not stated, the intestines variously affectedthickening throughout lower course of colonno ulceration of intestinal membrane

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7777

TEI/XML: med.d1e7777.xml

CASE 108.—Private Robert Alexander, Co. E, 149th Pa.; age 18; was admitted Dec. 7, 1863, as a fully developed case of typhoid fever, the symptoms stated being a dry and red tongue, laboring pulse, scanty and high-colored urine, with great irritability of stomach and diarrhœa. On the 18th there were involuntary stools and more or less stupor and subsultus. He died on the 22d. Post-mortem examination nine hours after death: Softening of the coats of the stomach; thickening and softening throughout the lower course of the colon, but no ulceration of the intestinal membrane. Lungs comparatively healthy. Liver normal.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.