Title: Bussell, Hiram D.
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.d1e40841
Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Reed B. Bontecou, U. S. V., in charge:
CASE 290.—Private Hiram D. Bussell, company C, 6th Vermont volunteers; admitted October 10, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, October 15th. Autopsy: Body very much emaciated. Both lungs were studded with small tubercles, some of which had ulcerated. The heart was normal. The liver was slightly hypertrophied and somewhat fatty; gall-bladder distended. Spleen softened, but normal in weight. Stomach and upper portion of duodenum congested. The jejunum was thickened and presented patches of ulceration; the upper portion of the ileum was in the same condition, the lower portion healthy. The ascending and transverse colon were thickened and studded with ulcers; the descending colon and rectum were much thickened and extensively ulcerated. The kidneys were enlarged; near the middle of the right kidney was an abscess of some size.