Title: Dorsey, Solomon
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), 205.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41798
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 553.—Private Solomon Dorsey, company B, 39th United States colored troops; admitted from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, October 31, 1864. Ascites. Was first seen by the reporter November 19th. At that time he was very weak and much emaciated; had chronic diarrhœa, some cough, and was suffering from purulent otorrhœa in both ears. He was quite deaf, and complained of continual pain in the head. He seemed disinclined to answer questions. The cervical glands were enlarged. To take five grains of iodide of potassium three times daily; tincture of bark; nourishing diet; milk-punch; opiates at bed-time. Died, November 27th. Autopsy: Tubercular ulceration of both large and small intestine. The omentum was one mass of tubercle.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Frank Buckland.