Title: Gerard, Joseph
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), 147.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40836
Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Thomas Antisell, U. S. V., in charge from October, 1862, to September, 1863:
CASE 287.—Private Joseph Gerard, company F, 140th New York volunteers; admitted August 18, 1863. Acute diarrhœa. Died, September 14th, at 4 A. M. Autopsy: Not much emaciation. The lungs were somewhat congested. The heart and pericardium normal. The liver was fatty, and weighed about seventy-two ounces; the gall-bladder was distended. The spleen normal. The mucous membrane of the stomach was thickened, softened, and slightly congested near the cardiac orifice. The duodenum was slightly congested; the jejunum healthy. The ileum and colon were congested in patches; in the ascending and descending colon the mucous membrane was softened. The rectum was slightly congested. The kidneys were normal.