Title: Kinney, Nelson

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.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiachronic diarrhœatenesmusmiliary tubercles in both lungs ileum and colon contracted, not ulceratedlost thirty pounds during three monthsautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41555

TEI/XML: med.d1e41555.xml

Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰

CASE 495.—Private Nelson Kinney, company G, 26th Michigan volunteers; age 27; admitted from regimental hospital October 17, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. This patient was much emaciated, and had lost thirty pounds during three months. He had ten or twelve passages a day, accompanied by some tenesmus. Treatment: Astringents, alteratives and opiates. Died, November 15th. Autopsy fourteen hours after death: There was a deposit of miliary tubercles and an abundance of pigment in both lungs. The ileum and colon were greatly contracted but not ulcerated.

⃰ 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.