Title: Watkins, J. H.

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), 195.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiageneral debilityphthisiscoronary vessels tortuouspleuritic adhesionsulceration of mucous membrane of small intestineautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41502

TEI/XML: med.d1e41502.xml

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

CASE 481.—Private J. H. Watkins, company E, 73d Ohio volunteers; admitted January 22, 1863. General debility. [This man appears on the register of the hospital, of the 2d Division, 11th Corps, Fairfax Court-House, Virginia, admitted November 3, 1862—phthisis; no disposition recorded.] Died, February 2d, eleven days after admission. Autopsy eighteen hours after death: Body much emaciated. The heart was very small; the coronary vessels tortuous, like varicose veins. There were firm pleuritic adhesions on the left side; in other respects the thoracic viscera were healthy. The abdominal viscera also appeared to be healthy, except that there was some ulceration of the mucous membrane of the small intestine.

⃰ 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.