Title: Winter, John S.

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 diarrhœalower ileum congested in patches, Peyer's patches not affectedlarge intestine congested and showed minute ulcersautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40857

TEI/XML: med.d1e40857.xml

Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Surgeon Reed B. Bontecou, U. S. V., in charge:

CASE 295.—Private John S. Winter, company K, 111th New York volunteers; admitted February 1, 1864, from the army of the Potomac. Chronic diarrhœa. [It appears from the register of the regimental hospital of the 111th New York volunteers, then the army of the Potomac in Virginia, that this man was treated in that hospital for chronic diarrhœa from December 4, 1863, to February 1, 1864.] Died, February 4th. Autopsy: The body was considerably emaciated. The thoracic viscera were normal. The stomach was healthy. The lower ileum was congested in patches, but Peyer's patches were not affected. The large intestine was intensely congested and showed minute ulcers throughout. The liver weighed eighty-six ounces; the gall-bladder was very much distended with bile. The spleen was normal. The kidneys large, friable, and well covered with fat.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Lloyd Dorsey.