JUNE 1st, 1864
COMMISSIONER PRESENT.—Hon. J. I. Clark Hare.
Surgeon G. B. PARKER, who was before sworn, recalled:—
A great many of those whom I mentioned yesterday as suffering from debility and no specific disease, afterwards recovered. Several cases where their appearance was really favorable died very suddenly. On examination, post mortem, they were found exsanguinated to a wonderful degree; the evidence of which was in large white fibrinous clots in the left side of the heart, and extending into the aorta. This was found to be the case with the majority of those who died. In other cases, as I mentioned yesterday, they would take on acute disease, generally congestion of the lungs, and die within twenty-four hours after the attack.
G. B. PARKER,
Assistant Surgeon U. S. Army.