Title: Orleman, John

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), 152.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.typho-malarial feverdelirium and diarrhœapneumonia on both sidesextensive ulceration of colon and rectumpleuritic adhesions on both sides posteriorlyautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e40908

TEI/XML: med.d1e40908.xml

Case from the case-book and medical descriptive lists of the DOUGLAS HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C., Assistant Surgeon William Thomson, U. S. A., in charge from February, 1863, to September, 1864, and after September, 1865; Assistant Surgeon William F. Norris in charge from October, 1864, to September, 1865:

CASE 313.—Musician John Orleman, company C, 10th New York volunteers; age 16; admitted from City Point, Virginia, September 9, 1864. Typho-malarial fever. The patient was exceedingly weak when admitted. September 12th: There was some delirium and diarrhœa. Tonics and stimulants were administered, with the effect of decreasing the stools to one or two daily until September 29th, when dysentery set in and resisted treatment. October 19th: Well-marked symptoms of pneumonia on both sides were developed. Died, October 28th. Autopsy twelve hours after death: There were pleuritic adhesions on both sides posteriorly. The lower lobes of both lungs were hepatized. The liver and spleen were of normal size, but a little paler than natural. The small intestine was healthy. There was extensive thickening and ulceration of the colon and rectum, with considerable constriction of the latter, especially in its middle.—Acting Assistant Surgeon George P. Hanawalt.