Title: Cody, Lyman H.

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), 203.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the Third Division of the Alexandria Hospital, Virginiachronic diarrhœadisease typhoid typeupper lobe of lung emphysematouspericardium contained serumliver enlarged and congestedno ulceration in intestinesautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41744

TEI/XML: med.d1e41744.xml

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

CASE 540.—Private Lyman H. Cody, company A, 15th Michigan volunteers; age 30; admitted from Soldiers' Rest June 3, 1865. Chronic diarrhœa. The disease soon assumed a typhoid type. Treatment: Dover's powder, turpentine emulsion, camphor and opium, laudanum enemata, suppositories. Died, June 17th. Autopsy six hours after death: The upper lobe of the right lung was emphysematous. The pericardium contained five ounces of serum. The liver was enlarged, congested, and of a very dark color. The spleen enlarged and hard. The stomach empty. No ulceration was observed in the intestines.

⃰ 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.