Title: Gerard, Joseph

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.acute diarrhœaliver fattyileum and colon congested in patchesmucous membrane softened in ascending and descending colonautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40836

TEI/XML: med.d1e40836.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 287.—Private Joseph Gerard, company F, 140th New York volunteers; admitted August 18, 1863. Acute diarrhœa. Died, September 14th, at 4 A. M. Autopsy: Not much emaciation. The lungs were somewhat congested. The heart and pericardium normal. The liver was fatty, and weighed about seventy-two ounces; the gall-bladder was distended. The spleen normal. The mucous membrane of the stomach was thickened, softened, and slightly congested near the cardiac orifice. The duodenum was slightly congested; the jejunum healthy. The ileum and colon were congested in patches; in the ascending and descending colon the mucous membrane was softened. The rectum was slightly congested. The kidneys were normal.