Title: Keener, David

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, VirginiaChronic diarrhœa, two months durationinflamed mucous membrane of both small and large intestineulcers in colonliver and spleen enlargedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41526

TEI/XML: med.d1e41526.xml

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

CASE 483.—Private David Keener, company F, 1st Pennsylvania cavalry; age 41; admitted June 28, 1863. Chronic diarrhœa of two months duration. Died, July 12th. Autopsy eighteen hours after death: Great emaciation. The heart and lungs were healthy. The mucous membrane of both small and large intestine was inflamed and softened. There were a few ulcers in the colon. The liver and spleen were somewhat enlarged.

⃰ 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.