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.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœalower third of ileum and entire colon presented patches of ulcerationkidneys enlarged and fattyautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40865

TEI/XML: med.d1e40865.xml

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.