Title: Blydenburgh, Charles

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), 147.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœaulcers throughout large intestine, rectum injected and presented numerous small ulcersautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40831

TEI/XML: med.d1e40831.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 285.—Private Charles Blydenburgh, company C, 71st New York volunteers; admitted June 15, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, June 30th. Autopsy: Body not much emaciated. The lungs were normal. The pericardium contained two ounces of bloody serum; the heart was of a dark-purple color and flabby; it seemed to be stained with blood. The small intestine was healthy. There were numerous ulcers throughout the large intestine; the rectum was much injected, and presented numerous small ulcers. The liver was healthy; the gall-bladder moderately full of bile. The spleen and kidneys normal.—Acting Assistant Surgeon A. H. Haven.