Title: Phipps, Edward

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, Virginiatyphoid feverextensive deposit of tubercle in right lung, inflammation of lung and pleuraulceration of lower ileum, cæcum, and colonautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41613

TEI/XML: med.d1e41613.xml

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

CASE 510.—Edward Phipps, bugler, company K, 2d Massachusetts cavalry; admitted from the Provost Marshal, July 26,1864. Typhoid fever. Died, August 9th. Autopsy twelve hours after death: Body much emaciated. An extensive deposit of tubercle was found in the right lung, and there was considerable inflammation of the lung and pleura. The other organs of the chest were healthy. Marked ulceration of lower portion of ileum, cæcum, and colon was observed. The other abdominal organs were healthy.

⃰ 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.