Title: Coleman, William

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), 204.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Virginiachronic diarrhœa and rheumatisminflammation of mucous membrane of whole intestinal canal, no ulcerationthickening of the cæcum, colon and rectumautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41757

TEI/XML: med.d1e41757.xml

Case from the case-book of the L'OUVERTURE HOSPITAL, Alexandria, Virginia, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge. All the patients were colored men, most of them sent to Alexandria from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia.

CASE 544.—Private William Coleman, company E, 39th United States colored troops; age 24; admitted from regimental hospital June 17, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa and rheumatism. Died, July 13th. Autopsy eight hours after death: Body considerably emaciated. There was extensive inflammation of the mucous membrane of the whole intestinal canal, with considerable thickening of the cæcum, colon and rectum; no ulceration was observed. The other organs were healthy.