Title: Mclvor, Donald
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.d1e41518
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 484.—Private Donald Mclvor, company I, 15th Vermont volunteers; admitted April 14, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. [This man appears on the hospital register of his regiment admitted March 25th—measles—sent to general hospital April 14th.] The patient was feeble and emaciated; he had from six to eight watery stools in the twenty-four hours; abdomen tender and painful; pulse frequent and feeble; tongue dry, red and smooth; no appetite. Treatment: Stimulants, alteratives, fomentations to the abdomen. Died, May 19th. Autopsy: Body greatly emaciated; abdomen sunken. The lungs were slightly congested. The heart normal. The peritoneum covering the intestines was discolored. The mucous membrane of the ileum was softened; that of the large intestine not materially altered. The liver and spleen were somewhat enlarged. The kidneys were healthy.
⃰ 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.