Title: Cruiser, Curtis

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 dysenteryold pleuritic adhesionscolon mucous membrane coated with pseudomembranecolon thickened, patches of pseudomembrane with follicular ulcersautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41749

TEI/XML: med.d1e41749.xml

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

CASE 542.—Private Curtis Cruiser, company K, 195th Ohio volunteers; age 19; admitted from his regiment October 10, 1865. Chronic dysentery. [This man appears on the hospital register of his regiment as under treatment for diarrhœa July 1st, August 19th, September 18th, and September 25th.] The evacuations being frequent, painful and scanty, camphor and opium pills were ordered, with a milk diet. October 13th: Had a chill last evening, followed by fever. To take five grains of quinine three times daily; laudanum enemata; brandy. October 14th: Is worse. To take an opium pill every four hours; brandy-punch every two hours. Died, October 15th. Autopsy: There were old pleuritic adhesions on both sides, but the lungs were healthy. The liver and spleen were normal. The colon was thickened, its mucous membrane coated with pseudomembrane.—Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V. [No. 668, Medical Section, Army Medical Museum, is from this case. The specimen is a portion of the colon thickened and presenting patches of pseudomembrane with many minute follicular ulcers.]