Title: Oleman, Peter
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), 194.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41453
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 469.—Private Peter Oleman, company A, 16th Michigan volunteers; admitted October 24, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, November 11th. Autopsy: Body extremely emaciated. There were slight pleuritic adhesions between the right lung and the thoracic parietes; firm adhesions to the diaphragm. The mucous membrane of the stomach was considerably injected and softened; that of the small intestine was also congested. In the large intestine the mucous membrane was congested, softened, and ulcerated, especially in the descending colon and rectum. There were tubercle-like deposits in the kidneys.
⃰ 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.