Title: lagle, Lewis

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), 187-188.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the First Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiadysenterytwo large gall-stones in gall-bladderextensive inflammation of colonautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41347

TEI/XML: med.d1e41347.xml

The next case was forwarded on medical descriptive lists from the FIRST DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Virginia, Surgeon Charles Page, U. S. A., in charge:

CASE 439.—439.Private Lewis lagle, company D, 8th Maryland volunteers; age 50; admitted from the hospital of the 3d Division, 1st Corps, November 4, 1863. Dysentery. This patient was very feeble, and had but little stamina to resist disease. He continued to sink from the time of admission. The treatment consisted in the use of pills of opium, camphor, and blue mass, with milk-punch and other stimulants. After November 9th, turpentine emulsion was administered. Died, November 13th. Autopsy: The heart and lungs were normal. The liver was healthy. Two large gall-stones were found in the gall-bladder. There was extensive inflammation of the colon.—Acting Assistant Surgeon James Robertson.