Title: Everly, Evan

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 108.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Ward Hospital, Newark, New Jerseydiarrhœatyphoid fevertricuspid and mitral valve vegetationsjejunum intensely congestedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40739

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The case is from the case-book of WARD HOSPITAL, Newark, New Jersey, Assistant Surgeon J. Theodore Calhoun, U. S. A., in charge.

CASE 116.—Private Evan Everly, company E, 4th Ohio volunteers; admitted from Harewood hospital, Washington, D. C., November 9, 1862. Diarrhœa. This man was convalescent from typhoid fever, but was still suffering from diarrhœa, and was much emaciated. [The register of Harewood hospital shows that he was admitted October 7th, but gives no diagnosis or disposition.] He died suddenly, at 6.15 P. M., December 10th. Autopsy: The right lung was healthy; the left lung was bound to the posterior walls of the thorax by firm adhesions. The heart was unusually small and pale; the right auricle and ventricle were almost empty, the left auricle and ventricle full of blood; the tricuspid and mitral valves were thickened and studded with vegetations. The stomach was distended by semi-fluid ingesta; its mucous coat was smooth and of a pale fawn color. The jejunum was intensely congested; the rest of the intestines was rather pale, but otherwise healthy. The liver was normal in size and structure, with the exception of a fissure an inch in length and about four lines deep, near the external border of the right lobe.