Title: Rook, James T.

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 two-thirds of ileum intensely congested, mucous membrane softenedcolon presented patches of inflammation, no ulcersautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40867

TEI/XML: med.d1e40867.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 299.—Sergeant James T. Rook, company D, 26th Michigan volun-teers; admitted February 1, 1864, from the army of the Potomac. Chronic diarrhœa. [This man appears on the register of the regimental hospital of the 20th Michigan volunteers, then nearStevensburg, Virginia, as admitted December 22, 1863—diarrhœa—sent to hospital February 1, 1864.] Died, March 13th. Autopsy: The body was greatly emaciated. There were slight pleuritic adhesions on both sides, but the parenchyma of the lungs appeared healthy. On the anterior surface of the heart was a small, oblong, semi-cartilaginous patch, with fimbriated edges; it did not involve the muscular walls. The stomach and duodenum appeared healthy. The upper third of the ileum was injected; the lower two-thirds were intensely congested, and the mucous membrane much softened. The colon presented patches of inflammation, but there were no ulcers. The liver and spleen were normal. The kidneys were slightly enlarged; the cortical substance was cream-colored, the pyramids natural.—Acting Assistant Surgeon N. C. Stevens.