Title: Aber, Harrison

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.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiaremittent feverchronic diarrhœaliver and spleen engorgedileum, colon and rectum ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41617

TEI/XML: med.d1e41617.xml

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

CASE 511.—Private Harrison Aber, company B, 14th New York artillery; admitted from Soldiers' Rest May 8, 1864. Remittent fever. Died, August 9th, of chronic diarrhœa. Autopsy fourteen hours after death: Body somewhat emaciated. The liver and spleen were engorged. The ileum, colon and rectum were 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.