Title: Arne, Anthony

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), 150.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.acute dysenterypainful bloody passagesstupor and comalarge intestine coated with diphtheritic layerautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40887

TEI/XML: med.d1e40887.xml

Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the DOUGLAS HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Assistant Surgeon William Thomson, U. S. A., in charge from February, 1863, to September, 1864, and after September, 1865:

CASE 306.—Private Anthony Arne, company K, 10th New York cavalry; age 27; admitted September 20, 1863. Acute dysentery. This man reported that he had been broken down by long marches in Virginia just after the battle of Gettysburg, and contracted a mild diarrhœa, which he neglected. Two weeks prior to his admission he got his feet wet, and the symptoms became more urgent, assuming a dysenteric character. When admitted he was much exhausted and considerably emaciated. During the twenty-four hours following his admission he had seven painful bloody passages, and sank into a state of stupor approaching coma. Died, September 22d. Autopsy twenty hours after death: The mucous membrane of the stomach was abraded. The whole large intestine coated with a diphtheritic layer. The gall-bladder filled with very dark viscid bile. The remaining viscera were normal.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Carlos Carvallo.