Title: Mead, Simon P.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 786.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresdisease of the respiratory organspneumoniasecondary pneumoniasbroncho-pneumonia with implication of pleurapost-mortem examination

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e36059

TEI/XML: med.d2e36059.xml

CASE 20.—Private Simon P. Mead, Co. I, 140th Ind.; admitted Feb. 3, 1865, with symptoms of bronchitis. 12th: Expectoration difficult; sputa streaked with blood, tenacious. 14th: Dyspnœa increased, 15th: Small and large crepitation in both lungs. 16th: Involuntary stools; delirium; sputa obstructing air-passages. 17th: Sputa rusty; dyspnœa increased, — died. Post-mortem examination: Three pints of serum with lymph-flakes in right pleura; lung adherent, thirty-six ounces and a half, lower lobe hepatized in patches, upper lobes engorged; left lung twenty-nine ounces, somewhat engorged; bronchi of both lungs much congested and filled with tenacious sputa; effusion in pericardium; liver eighty-four ounces; spleen eleven ounces; intestines normal.—Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.