Title: Beckwith, John H.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 378.

Keywords:post-mortem records of continued feversthe continued feverscases reported as typhoid fever, the clinical history insufficient or absentPeyer's patches ulcerated and the ileum or small intestine only affectedconstant delirium, jactitationlungs adherent to pleuræspleen enlargedPeyer's patches ulcerated

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7992

TEI/XML: med.d1e7992.xml

CASE 119.—Private John H. Beckwith, Co. C, 79th N. Y.; age 33; admitted June 6, 1865. Diagnosis—typhoid fever. Died 26th. The only symptoms mentioned are delirium, almost constant, and much jactitation. Post-mortem examination twelve hours after death: Lungs adherent to pleuræ by fibrinous bands; spleen enlarged and softened; Peyer's patches ulcerated.—Slough Hospital, Alexandria, Va.