Title: Powell, William
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), 198.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41595
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:
CASE 505.—Corporal William Powell, company K, 16th New York cavalry; age 43; admitted from Falls Church, Virginia, July 13, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. In this case the symptoms so closely resembled those of typhoid fever in its advanced stages that the disease was so registered. Died, July 24th, at 4 A. M. Autopsy six hours and a half after death: Body greatly emaciated. The lower lobe of the right lung was hepatized, and attached by slight pleuritic adhesions to the thoracic parietes. The liver was large and fatty. The spleen much enlarged and full of blood. Two intussusceptions were found in the ileum. There were many large ulcers in the lower two feet of the ileum, and in the large intestine from the ileo-cæcal valve to the anus.—Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V. [No. 419, Medical Section, Army Medical Museum, is from this case. The specimen is a portion of the colon, presenting numerous follicular ulcers, many of which are circular in form, with the diseased follicle remaining in the centre of the ulcer.]