Title: Ludlow, James

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), 194.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiachronic rheumatism and diarrhœamucous membrane of ileum deeply ulceratedlarge intestine not materially diseasedliver and spleen both enlargedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41458

TEI/XML: med.d1e41458.xml

Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰

CASE 470.—Private James Ludlow, company F, 35th New York volunteers; admitted September 25, 1862. Chronic rheumatism and diarrhœa. He was extremely feeble, emaciated, and had large watery stools. Alteratives and astringents checked the diarrhœa for a time, but it recurred with increased violence; the tongue became dry; the pulse frequent and feeble. All treatment was obstinately resisted. Died, November 17th. Autopsy: Body extremely emaciated; abdomen sunken. The lungs were slightly congested. The heart normal. The mucous membrane of the ileum was softened, and in several places deeply ulcerated. The large intestine was not materially diseased. The liver and spleen were enlarged; the spleen was pulpy. The kidneys were normal.

⃰ It is to be regretted that, in most instances, the records of this hospital do not show by whom the autopsies were made. It is known that many of them were made by Surgeon Bentley himself, or under his immediate supervision, but it is only possible to distinguish these from the others in a few cases.