Title: Anderson, Edward

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), 109.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Beverly Hospital, New Jerseychronic diarrhœaascending colon presented chronic inflammation, transverse colon had elliptical ulcersmesenteric glands tumefiedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40741

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CASE 120.—Private Edward Anderson, company D, 2d New Jersey heavy artillery; admitted November 2, 1864. Diarrhœa. [The records of the 2d Division hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, show that this man was treated in that hospital for chronic diarrhœa from October 21st to November 1st, when he was transferred to Judiciary Square hospital, Washington, D. C., whence, next day, he was sent to Beverly.] Died, February 17, 1865. Autopsy thirty hours after death: The brain was not examined. The thoracic cavity contained about three pints of fluid. The lungs and heart were healthy, but the latter was remarkably small. The pericardium contained about two ounces of fluid. The liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder were normal. The ascending colon presented evidences of chronic inflammation; in the transverse colon there were several elliptical ulcers varying from one to two inches in length; the descending colon presented a healthy appearance. The mesenteric glands were considerably tumefied.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Franklin Gauntt.