Title: Evans, William
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), 196.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41539
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 490.—Private William Evans, company E, 152d New York volunteers; admitted from regimental hospital October 17, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa of eight months duration. The patient was extremely debilitated, and had a severe cough. Treatment: Tonics, alteratives, opiates, blisters to the abdomen. Died, November 2d. Autopsy: Body greatly emaciated. The lower lobe of the left lung was congested; the rest of the left lung and the whole of the right were healthy. Some thickening of the stomach was observed around the pyloric orifice. The mucous membrane of the ileum was softened, and near the ileo-cæcal valve it was ulcerated. The whole colon was very much contracted.
⃰ 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.