Title: Everett, William H.

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), 122.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Cuyler Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniachronic diarrhœalung contained black pigment, and white cheesy mass in upper middle lobesome Peyer's patches quite large, none ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40756

TEI/XML: med.d1e40756.xml

Case from the case-book of the CUYLER HOSPITAL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Surgeon Josiah Curtis, U. S. V., in charge at the date of the case:

CASE 182.—Corporal William H. Everett, company C, 5th Maine volunteers; age 29; admitted May 13, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. [He appears on the register of the regimental hospital of the 5th Maine, admitted March 20, 1863—chronic diarrhœa—sent to general hospital April 18th. The register of the hospital of the 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, records him admitted April 18th—chronic diarrhœa—sent to Washington, D. C., April 21st. He is borne on the register of Harewood hospital, Washington, admitted April 21st—chronic diarrhœa—sent to Philadelphia May 9th.] This man stated that he was taken sick with diarrhœa in January last. He was treated in the Broad and Prime streets hospital for several days, and his diarrhœa was temporarily checked. He was brought to this hospital on a stretcher. When admitted he was much emaciated; his voice was very feeble; pulse small and feeble; eyes sunken; the temperature of his surface low. Treatment: Acetate of lead and opium, quinia, brandy, &c. Died, May 14th. Autopsy eleven hours after death: Brain not examined. There were no pleuritic adhesions; the left lung was somewhat congested; the right lung contained an unusual quantity of black pigment, and had a white cheesy mass in the upper part of its middle lobe. The heart was normal in size and appearance; the gall-bladder was distended with normal looking bile. Some of Peyer's patches were quite large, but none of them were ulcerated. [The condition of the large intestine was not recorded.]—Acting Assistant Surgeon William Darrach, jr.