Title: Colbert, John H.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 879.

Keywords:on certain local diseasesidiopathic peritonitislarge perforation in duodenum, intestinal contents escapeddiarrhœa with bloody stools, exhaustion

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11652

TEI/XML: med.d1e11652.xml

CASE 2.—Private John H. Colbert, Co. H, 32d Wis.; age 31; admitted May 15, 1865, exceedingly exhausted from the continuance of a violent diarrhœa with bloody stools. Died 23d. Post-mortem examination: There was a large perforation in the duodenum through which the intestinal contents had escaped. The whole of the canal was much inflamed and its mucous membrane eroded.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.