Title: White, Henry C.

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), 146-147.

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 the ileum, large intestine, and rectum injected and covered with lymphno ulcers anywhereautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40829

TEI/XML: med.d1e40829.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 284.—Private Henry C. White, company A, 25th Ohio volunteers; admitted April 21, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. [This man appears on the register of the regimental hospital of the 25th Ohio volunteers, then at Brooks Station, Virginia, as admitted March 1st—acute diarrhœa—sent to division hospital March 29th. The register of the hospital of the 1st Division, 11th Corps, shows that he was admitted to that hospital March 29th—chronic diarrhœa—sent to Washington April 20th.] Died, May 15th. Autopsy: The body was much emaciated. The lungs and heart were healthy. The pericardium contained a small amount of fluid. The stomach was much injected, and small patches of pseudomembranous lymph were adherent at several spots. The duodenum and jejunum were slightly injected. The mucous membrane of the ileum was much injected, and thickly covered with lymph similar to that in the stomach. The large intestine was coated throughout with a similar exudation, the rectum partially so; no ulcers were observed anywhere. The liver and spleen were normal. The kidneys large.—Acting Assistant Surgeon A. H. Haven.