Title: Biederman, Morris
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), 199.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41637
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 517.—Private Morris Biederman, company I, 39th New York volunteers; admitted August 11, 1864. Acute diarrhœa. [This man appears on the register of the hospital of the 1st Division, 2d Corps, admitted July 24th—intermittent fever; no disposition; and on the register of the depot hospital of the 2d Corps, admitted July 27th—convalescent; no disposition.] Died, September 5th, at 7 A. M. Autopsy four hours after death: Body very much emaciated. The lower lobe of the left lung was hepatized, the left bronchial tubes inflamed; the right lung was healthy. The heart was normal. The liver of the ordinary size. The spleen small. The ileum was inflamed, with slightly enlarged solitary glands. The colon was similarly affected and inflamed, especially at the caput coli; it contained some fluid fæces.
⃰ 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.