Title: Martin, George

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 feverdiarrhœaulceration of ileum, cæcum and colon, thickening of mucous membraneautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41624

TEI/XML: med.d1e41624.xml

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

CASE 513.—Corporal George Martin, company B, 110th Ohio volunteers; admitted August 10, 1864. Typhoid fever. [This man appears on the register of the depot hospital of the 6th Corps, admitted July 6, 1864—diarrhœa; no disposition.] The patient was insensible at the time of admission, and died next day. Autopsy twenty hours after death: Body much emaciated. There was extensive ulceration of the ileum, cæcum and colon, and considerable thickening of the mucous membrane.

⃰ 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.