Title: Hull, James C.

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), 165-166.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C.diarrhœa and debilityrectum ulcerated extensively and superficially, ulcers covered with grayish-yellow pseudomembraneintestine laid aside but accidentally lostautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41049

TEI/XML: med.d1e41049.xml

Case from the case-book of LINCOLN HOSPITAL, Washington, D. C.; Surgeon Henry Bryant, U. S. V., in charge to May, 1863.

CASE 357.—Private James C. Hull, company H, 15th Connecticut volunteers; admitted February 8, 1863. Diarrhœa and debility. Died, March 26th. Autopsy eight hours after death: Height five feet five inches and a half; body very much emaciated; rigor mortis slight. The brain was quite firm, and weighed forty-six ounces and a half. The right lung weighed thirteen ounces, the left eight ounces; the posterior portion of the right lung was very much congested, the left healthy. The heart weighed seven ounces; its structure was firm; a mixed clot was found in the right side, none in the left. The liver weighed thirty-three ounces and a quarter; its color was darker than usual; the gall-bladder contained from four and a half to five ounces of bile. The spleen was very firm, and weighed two ounces and a half. The pancreas weighed one ounce and a half. The right kidney weighed five ounces and a half, the left seven ounces and a quarter; both were of firm consistence. The rectum was ulcerated extensively and superficially, the ulcers being covered with a grayish-yellow pseudomembrane. The rest of the intestine was laid aside for examination, but was accidentally lost.—Assistant Surgeon George M. McGill, U. S. A.