Title: Toliver, Archibald

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), 193.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiacontinued fevernumerous purple specks near pyloric orificemucous membrane of large intestine soft and easily scraped offautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41438

TEI/XML: med.d1e41438.xml

Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰

CASE 465.—Private Archibald Toliver, company D, 20th Indiana volunteers; admitted October 14, 1862. Continued fever. Died, October 27th. Autopsy fifty hours after death: The mucous membrane of the stomach was softened, and presented numerous purple specks near the pyloric orifice. The spleen was enlarged and of light-blue color. The mucous membrane of the large intestine was soft and easily scraped off.

⃰ It is to be regretted that, in most instances, the records of this hospital do not show by whom the autopsies were made. It is known that many of them were made by Surgeon Bentley himself, or under his immediate supervision, but it is only possible to distinguish these from the others in a few cases.