Title: Knox, A. P.

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), 198-199.

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 rectum, ulceration of cæcum and colonautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41627

TEI/XML: med.d1e41627.xml

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

CASE 514.—Private A. P. Knox, 8th company, New York sharpshooters; admitted July 2, 1864. Acute diarrhœa. [This man appears on the register of the hospital of the 4th Division, 5th Corps, admitted June 21st—acute diarrhœa—sent to depot hospital June 24th. His name is borne on the register of the depot hospital of the 5th Corps, City Point, Virginia, sent to general hospital July 21st.] Died, August 13th. Autopsy four hours after death: Body much emaciated. There was extensive inflammation of the rectum, and ulceration of the cæcum and colon. The other organs were normal.

⃰ 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.