Title: Leasure, Solomon

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), 197.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiachronic diarrhœaileum contracted in placescolon contracted almost its whole extentcoats of colon thickened and induratedmesenteric glands enlargedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41568

TEI/XML: med.d1e41568.xml

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

CASE 493.—Private Solomon Leasure, company I, 149th Pennsylvania volunteers; admitted December 6, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, January 29, 1864. Autopsy thirty hours after death: Great emaciation. The heart and lungs were perfectly healthy; there were no pleuritic adhesions. The ileum was contracted in several places, the colon throughout almost its whole extent; the coats of the colon were thickened and indurated. The liver and spleen were healthy; the mesenteric glands enlarged. The kidneys were somewhat firmer than natural.

⃰ 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.