Title: Cousins, 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.d1e41598
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 506.—Private William Cousins, company I, 31st Maine volunteers; admitted July 6, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, August 1st. Autopsy six hours after death: There was extensive ulceration of the ileum, cæcum, colon and rectum, with a general inflammatory condition of the whole intestinal canal and thickening of the mucous membrane.
⃰ 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.