Title: Havens, Elias

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 diarrhœamucous membrane of whole intestinal tract appeared inflamedspleen about twice natural sizeautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41476

TEI/XML: med.d1e41476.xml

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

CASE 474.—Private Elias Havens, company E, 6th United States cavalry; admitted October 24, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, November 24th. Autopsy: The mucous membrane of the whole intestinal tract appeared to be inflamed; that of the stomach and small intestine was softened. The spleen was about twice its natural size.

⃰ 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.