Title: Jabbit, 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), 148.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.chronic diarrhœaperitoneal cavity contained fæcal matterlower ileum intensely congested, Peyer's patches healthycolon ulcerated, perforation in sigmoid flexureautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40860

TEI/XML: med.d1e40860.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 296.—Private Joseph Jabbit, company H, 9th New York State militia; admitted from the army of the Potomac February 1, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, February 4th. Autopsy: Body much emaciated. Thoracic viscera healthy. The peritoneal cavity contained a quantity of fæcal matter. The stomach was distended. The duodenum and jejunum were healthy. The lower ileum was intensely congested. Peyer's patches were healthy. The colon was ulcerated; a perforation the size of a silver dollar was found in the sigmoid flexure. The liver was friable, breaking down readily under pressure, but natural in size. The spleen was very small, weighing but two ounces. The kidneys normal.—Acting Assistant Surgeon J. W. Fitzpatrick.