Title: Soukil, Philip

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), 107.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Ward Hospital, Newark, New Jerseychronic diarrhœasolitary glands in descending colon enlargedcæcum and ascending colon thickened and vascularautopsy performed, large intestine alone examined

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40729

TEI/XML: med.d1e40729.xml

The case is from the case-book of WARD HOSPITAL, Newark, New Jersey, Assistant Surgeon J. Theodore Calhoun, U. S. A., in charge.

CASE 109.—Private Philip Soukil, company A, 8th New Jersey volunteers; admitted January 16, 1865. Chronic diarrhœa. [The records of the depot field hospital of the 2d Army Corps, City Point, Virginia, show that this man was admitted December 7, 1864, for chronic diarrhœa. December 12th he was sent on board the hospital transport Connecticut and carried to Washington, D. C. December 13th he was admitted to Harewood hospital; diagnosis chronic diarrhœa. December 24th he was sent to his home on furlough; being too sick to return, he was admitted to this hospital at the date given above, by order of the medical director.] Died, January 17th. Autopsy thirteen hours after death: The large intestine alone was examined. In the cæcum and ascending colon the walls of the gut were very much thickened and very vascular, and the same characteristics were observed in the descending colon and sigmoid flexure. The transverse colon was not thickened, but presented some patches of adherent lymph. The solitary glands in the descending colon were much enlarged. No ulcers were found.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Joseph D. Osborne.