Title: Blodget, Perley J.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 137.

Keywords:pathology of malarial diseasepost-mortem recordsremittent feverPeyer's patches in lower ileum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e978

TEI/XML: med.d1e978.xml

CASE 90.—Private Perley J. Blodget, Co. H, 5th Wis. Vols.; age 21 ; was admitted October 17, 1864. Diagnosis—remittent fever. Died November 1. Post-mortem examination forty-eight hours after death: Eight ounces of serum in right and two ounces in left pleural sac, one ounce in pericardium and a pint in the abdominal cavity. Spleen soft, dark, weighing about two pounds; liver and kidneys normal; Peyer's patches in the lower ileum, and the solitary follicles in the cæcum and upper colon much thickened and ulcerated; mucous membrane of colon inflamed.—Second Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.