Title: Poole, Richard
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), 142.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40775
Case was forwarded, with specimens, to the Army Medical Museum from the JUDICIARY SQUARE HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Assistant Surgeon Elias J. Marsh, U. S. A., in charge.
CASE 262.—Private Richard Poole, company C, 3d New Jersey volunteers; admitted from the army of the Potomac February 15, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. [It appears from the register of the hospital of the 1st Division, 6th Corps, that this man was admitted to that hospital January 20th—chronic diarrhœa—and sent to Washington February 13th.] The patient was in a dying condition when admitted. Died, February 16th. Autopsy twelve hours after death: Body emaciated. The brain and spinal marrow were not examined. The heart and lungs were healthy. The spleen was rather small. The pancreas and kidneys were healthy. The mucous membrane of the colon was softened, thickened, purple in color, and presented a number of follicular ulcers. The mucous membrane of the lower portion of the ileum was thickened and presented a number of small ulcers. The rest of the small intestine and the stomach were healthy. [Nos. 220 and 221, Medical Section, Army Medical Museum, are from this case. The specimens are successive portions of the thickened colon, presenting numerous follicular ulcers. In No. 220 the mucous membrane between the ulcers is slightly coated with pseudomembrane.]