Title: Nunemaker, Henry

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), 197.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiatyphoid feverinflammation of stomach and whole intestinal canalnumerous ulcers in ileum, cæcum, colon and rectumautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41578

TEI/XML: med.d1e41578.xml

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

CASE 501.—Private Henry Nunemaker, company D, 187th Pennsylvania volunteers; age 19; admitted from City Point, Virginia, July 2, 1864. Typhoid fever. Died, July 15th, at 6.30 P. M. Autopsy fifteen hours and a half after death: Body very much emaciated. The heart, lungs, liver and spleen were normal. There was extensive inflammation of the stomach and the whole intestinal canal, with numerous large and indurated ulcers in the ileum, cæcum, colon and rectum.

⃰ 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.