Title: Elmer, 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.d1e40865
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 298.—Sergeant Henry Elmer, company F, 16th Pennsylvania cavalry; admitted February 1, 1864, from the army of the Potomac. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, February 20th. Autopsy: Thoracic viscera normal. The liver weighed ninety ounces. The spleen was normal. The duodenum, jejunum, and upper ileum were healthy; the lower third of the ileum and the entire colon were livid, and presented patches of ulceration; the mucous membrane was softened. The kidneys were enlarged and fatty.—Acting Assistant Surgeon J. W. Fitzpatrick.