Title: Joslyn, George
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), 151.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40893
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 308.—Private George Joslyn, company A, 111th New York volunteers; admitted from the army of the Potomac November 4, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. This patient was first seen by the reporter January 7, 1864. He was then exceedingly emaciated; his eyes sunken; pulse frequent and feeble. He had a continual desire to go to stool; his dejections were very thin, resembling colored water. He died January 15th. Autopsy: The solitary glands of the small intestine were inflamed, some of them ulcerated. There were several large ulcers in the patches of Peyer. The large intestine was contracted to about an inch in diameter, its coats much thickened; its mucous membrane was blackened by a deposit of pigment, and studded with numerous ulcers and cicatrices. The liver and kidneys were fatty. The other organs were normal. The brain was not examined.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Henry Gibbons, jr.