Title: McCullough, Jefferson

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), 146.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœamucous membrane of lower ileum and large intestine extensively ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40827

TEI/XML: med.d1e40827.xml

Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Thomas Antisell, U. S. V., in charge from October, 1862, to September, 1863:

CASE 283.—Private Jefferson McCullough, company H, 20th Indiana volunteers; age 23; admitted from field hospital, Falmouth, Virginia, April 21, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. He was very feeble and much emaciated. Died, May 13th. Autopsy: A portion of the lower lobe of the right lung hepatized. The bronchi contained pus. The heart was normal. The mucous membrane of the stomach and small intestine was pale and softened. The mucous membrane of the lower part of the ileum and large intestine was extensively ulcerated; the membrane between the ulcers was pale and softened, with occasional red patches. The liver was healthy; the gall-bladder distended with bile. The kidneys normal; the urinary bladder empty.—Assistant Surgeon Odrey D. Brooks, 26th Michigan volunteers.