Title: Rowe, Nathaniel

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 diarrhœaextensive pleuro-pneumonialiver large and congestedmucous membrane of colon inflamedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41585

TEI/XML: med.d1e41585.xml

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

CASE 503.—Private Nathaniel Rowe, company G, 44th New York volunteers; age 50; admitted from the hospital of the 1st Division, 5th Corps, City Point, Virginia, July 2, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, July 23d, at 1 P. M. Autopsy twenty-two hours after death: Body much emaciated. There was extensive pleuro-pneumonia on the right side. The liver was large and congested. The mucous membrane of the colon was inflamed.

⃰ 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.