Title: Miller, Henry
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), 148.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40862
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 297.—Private Henry Miller, company I, 26th Michigan volunteers; admitted February 1, 1864, from the army of the Potomac. Chronic diarrhœa. [It appears from the register of the regimental hospital of the 26th Michigan volunteers, that this man was treated in that hospital, then near Stevensburg, Virginia, for diarrhœa from January 14th to February 1st.] Died, February 6th. Autopsy: Emaciation extreme. The right lung normal; in the left lung there were from ten to fifteen patches of lobular pneumonia from the size of a chestnut to that of a hen's egg. The heart was normal. The pericardium contained half an ounce of serum. Liver normal. The spleen somewhat enlarged. The pancreas indurated. The stomach, duodenum, jejunum, and the upper three-fourths of the ileum were healthy; the lower fourth was injected, and its mucous membrane softened. The ascending colon was healthy; the remainder of the large intestine was highly injected, and presented numerous ulcers, particularly in the sigmoid flexure. The peritoneal cavity contained about four ounces of straw-colored serum. The bladder was empty.—Acting Assistant Surgeon N. C. Stevens.