Title: Ennis, Barnard

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), 108.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Ward Hospital, Newark, New Jerseychronic diarrhœabronchitishæmorrhage from lungslarge cavities in upper lobes of both lungs, with pleuritic adhesionsautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40734

TEI/XML: med.d1e40734.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 115.—Private Barnard Ennis, company H, 8th New Jersey volunteers; admitted May 4, 1865. Chronic diarrhœa and bronchitis. [The records of the field hospital of the 3d Division, 2d Army Corps, show that this man was admitted to that hospital March 7th, suffering with chronic diarrhœa, and was transferred to the depot hospital of the same division at City Point, Virginia, March 15th. April 18th he was sent on board the hospital transport State of Maine, and transferred to Washington, D. C. The records of Finley hospital, Washington, show that he was admitted April 20th—diagnosis chronic diarrhœa—and transferred to Newark, New Jersey, May 4th.] This man died July 25th, of hæmorrhage from the lungs. Autopsy same day: Rigor mortis well marked; extreme emaciation. Brain not examined. There was a large cavity in the upper lobe of the right lung, in which a clot showed the point from which the hæmorrhage took place. There was also a very large cavity in the same portion of the left lung. There were slight pleuritic adhesions on the right side, and very extensive ones on the left. The pericardium contained about two ounces of serum. The heart was healthy. The stomach and intestines were nearly normal; the latter showing very little to account for the long-continued chronic diarrhœa from which the patient had suffered.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Joseph D. Osborne.