Title: Herman, John

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 136.

Keywords:post-mortem recordspathology of malarial diseasedisease assumed typhoid charactertyphoid symptomsenteric fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e879

TEI/XML: med.d1e879.xml

CASE 85.—Private John Herman, Co. F, 59th N. Y., was admitted September 9, 1864, jaundiced; convalescing from remittent fever. He was up for several days, but a relapse occurred and the disease assumed a typhoid character. Diarrhœa set in with much fever and tenderness over the abdomen. Death, on October 16, was preceded by low delirium, involuntary stools and retention of urine. Post-mortem examination: Lungs healthy; heart loaded with fat; liver of proper consistence but abnormally yellowish-brown; intestines injected with blood; Peyer's patches somewhat diseased but only slightly ulcerated; kidneys congested.—Act. Ass't Surg. Henry Gibbons, jr., U. S. A., Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.