Title: Casner, Noah

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), 202.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiatyphoid feversevere diarrhœamucous membrane of small intestine inflamed, large intestine ulceratedliver fawn-coloredautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41726

TEI/XML: med.d1e41726.xml

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

CASE 536.—Private Noah Casner, company G, 16th Michigan volunteers; age 45; admitted from regimental hospital May 24, 1865. Typhoid fever. Had severe diarrhœa and was in a typhoid condition. Treatment: Quinine, oil of turpentine, opium, stimulants by mouth and rectum. Died, June 6th. Autopsy eighteen hours after death: Lungs healthy. The mucous membrane of the small intestine was inflamed; that of the large intestine extensively ulcerated. The liver was fawn-colored.

⃰ 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.