Title: Miller, Louis
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.d1e41462
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 471.—Corporal Louis Miller, company C, 7th New York volunteers; admitted October 24, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, November 20th. Autopsy: Body extremely emaciated. There was great discoloration, resembling ecchymosis, over the thorax and abdomen. The greater omentum and a large part of the mesentery were much injected. The mucous membrane of the jejunum and ileum was softened; in the ileum it was much injected. The mucous membrane of the colon was greatly injected and very much disorganized.
⃰ 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.