Title: Hewitt, Henry L.
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.d1e41546
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 492.—Private Henry L. Hewitt, company E, 154th New York volunteers; admitted September 27, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. This patient was intemperate in his habits, and when admitted had some symptoms of delirium tremens. Died, November 8th. Autopsy sixteen hours after death: Body greatly emaciated. The stomach and intestines were anæmic; there was some thickening of the stomach about the pyloric orifice. The mucous membrane of the ileum was softened, and its solitary follicles were enlarged. The sigmoid flexure of the colon was greatly contracted. No ulceration could be seen in any portion of the intestines.
⃰ 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.