Title: Dill, Baldas
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), 186.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41317
The notes were forwarded, with the specimens, to the Army Medical Museum from EMORY HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Nathaniel R. Moseley, U. S. V., in charge:
CASE 430.—Private Baldas Dill, company I, 1st Maryland volunteers; age 22; admitted from the field hospital of the 2d Division, 5th Army Corps, September 20, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. Treatment: Astringents and stimulants. Died, September 23d. Autopsy same day: The colon and rectum were soft and ulcerated, the ulcers presenting a dark-greenish base; the mucous membrane between them was coated with pseudomembrane in patches. [There is no record of the condition of the other organs.]—Surgeon Nathaniel R. Moseley, U. S. V. [Nos. 367 and 368, Medical Section, Army Medical Museum, are from this case. No. 367 is a portion of the transverse, No. 368 of the descending, colon; both are somewhat thickened, and have had the greater part of their mucous membrane destroyed by large diphtheritic ulcers.]