Title: Lamb, Hiram
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), 204.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41789
Case from the case-book of the L'OUVERTURE HOSPITAL, Alexandria, Virginia, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge. All the patients were colored men, most of them sent to Alexandria from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia.
CASE 550.—Private Hiram Lamb, company D, 28th United States colored troops; age 55; native of North Carolina; three-quarters white; enlisted about January 1, 1864, but had been able to do but little duty, except as nurse at City Point hospital; admitted from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, October 31, 1864, with chronic diarrhœa, from which he said he had suffered all summer. Treatment: Astringents, opiates, stimulants and light diet. He appeared to improve for a few days, but again declined, and died rather suddenly November 12th. Autopsy: The lungs were filled with tubercles, and in the apex of each were large cavities. The liver and spleen also contained tubercles. There were large and deep ulcers in the ileum, colon and rectum.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Freeman Stoddard.