Title: Mason, 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 of typhoid typelower lobe of lung congestedintestines highly congested, not ulceratedkidneys enlarged and granularautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41773

TEI/XML: med.d1e41773.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 547.—Private William Mason, company C, 28th United States colored troops; age 26; admitted from City Point October 31, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa of a typhoid type. [This man appears on the register of the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, admitted September 6th—diarrhœa—sent to general hospital October 30th.] Treatment: Astringents, anodynes and turpentine emulsion. Died, November 1st. Autopsy: The lower lobe of the left lung was congested. The intestines were highly congested, but not ulcerated. The kidneys much enlarged and granular.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Freeman Stoddard.