Title: Ward, Smith

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), 198.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiaacute diarrhœainflammation of lung and pleuraileum, cæcum and colon inflamed and ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41599

TEI/XML: med.d1e41599.xml

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

CASE 507.—Private Smith Ward, company A, 149th Pennsylvania volunteers; age 16; admitted July 3, 1864. Acute diarrhœa. Died, August 1st. Autopsy twenty-three hours after death: Body slender and emaciated. There was inflammation of the right lung and pleura. The ileum, cæcum and colon were inflamed and ulcerated.

⃰ 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.