Title: Terwilliger, B. M.

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), 148.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœatubercular cavities in upper lobe of one lungpatches of congestion throughout intestines, especially lower ileumautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40854

TEI/XML: med.d1e40854.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; Surgeon Reed B. Bontecou, U. S. V., for the rest of the time:

CASE 294.—Private B. M. Terwilliger, company C, 143d New York volunteers; admitted from his regiment August 19, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, November 5th. Autopsy: Body greatly emaciated. The heart was normal. There were slight pleuritic adhesions on both sides; tubercular cavities in the upper lobe of the right lung, its lower lobe hepatized. The liver, spleen, and kidneys were normal. There were patches of congestion throughout the whole intestinal canal, especially in the lower portion of the ileum. The mucous membrane of the stomach was softened; that of the rectum thickened.