Title: Griffin, Shipman

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), 143.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœatyphoid feverchronic enteritisdescending colon presented follicular ulcersautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40789

TEI/XML: med.d1e40789.xml

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 267.—Private Shipman Griffin, company C, 122d New York volunteers; admitted February 15, 1863, with chronic diarrhœa. Died, April 3d. [It appears from the register of the regimental hospital of the 122d New York volunteers, near Falmouth, Virginia, that this man was treated in that hospital during December, 1862, and the early part of January, 1863. January 17th, typhoid fever is entered opposite his name; January 19th, sent to division hospital at Aquia Creek. The register of the hospital of the 1st Division, 6th Corps, shows that he was admitted to that hospital January 19th, and sent to Washington February 14th; the diagnosis recorded is chronic enteritis.] Autopsy: The colon was thickened, and presented well-marked follicular ulcers. [The condition of the other organs is not recorded.]—Assistant Surgeon Elias J. Marsh, U. S. A. [No. 203, Medical Section, Army Medical Museum, is from this case. The specimen is a portion of the descending colon, which is thickened, and presents a number of follicular ulcers.]