Title: Reed, Joseph J.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 379.

Keywords:post-mortem recordscontinued feverstyphoid fever, clinical history insufficientPeyer's patches ulcerated, only ileum or small intestine affectedPeyer's patches were enlarged, many ulceratedmesenteric glands enlargedlower lobes of lungs congested

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8204

TEI/XML: med.d1e8204.xml

CASE 132.—Private Joseph J. Reed, Co. B, 8th Ill. Cav.; admitted April 16, 1864. Typhoid fever. Died May 6. Post-mortem examination five hours after death: body slightly emaciated. The lower lobe of the left lung and the lower border of the right lung were much congested and sank in water. The heart was normal. The liver was slightly enlarged; the gall-bladder full; the spleen much congested, weighing forty-one ounces; Peyer's patches were enlarged and many of them ulcerated; the mesenteric glands were much enlarged.—Act. Ass't. Surg. J. D. Linton, Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.