Title: Whittemore, Amasa
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.d1e41551
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 494.—Private Amasa Whittemore, company B, 83d New York volunteers; age 32; admitted October 16, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. This man was jaundiced, complained of pain in the right hypochondriac region, and of severe gastralgia. His urine was high colored. He had about eight loose stools daily. Treatment: Diaphoretics, alteratives and opiates. He passed into a typhoid condition, with small feeble pulse; his abdomen became tympanitic. For some time before death stimulants were freely administered. Died, November 13th. Autopsy: The lungs were congested. The ileum and colon were greatly contracted and thickened; there were three intussusceptions in the space of fourteen inches in the upper part of the ileum.
⃰ 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.