Title: Paul, Isaac F.
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), 204-205.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41794
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 551.—Corporal Isaac F. Paul, company B, 27th United States colored troops; admitted November 17, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa, from which he stated he had suffered for three months. [This man appears on the register of the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, admitted August 20th—diarrhœa; no disposition.] He was much exhausted, greatly emaciated, and had from eight to ten stools daily, with occasional vomiting. Treatment: Astringents and tonics, laudanum enemata, beef-tea, boiled milk and toast, milk-punch. Died, November 20th. Autopsy: The intestinal canal was extensively inflamed. Some ulcers were observed in the stomach. The spleen was extremely small, weighing only ten drachms and a half.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Frank Buckland.