Title: Fry, John
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), 195.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41497
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 480.—Private John FryM, company G, 6th Maine volunteers; admitted December 20, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, January 17, 1863. Autopsy: The skin was unusually discolored; body greatly emaciated. The liver was small and lighter colored than usual; it was adherent to the diaphragm. The bloodvessels of the peritoneum covering the abdominal viscera were greatly injected. The colon exhibited signs of chronic inflammation. The mesenteric glands were enlarged and softened.
⃰ 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.