Title: Collins, James

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 diarrhœalarge cavity at apex of each lungtubercles in diaphragmextensive inflammation of whole intestinal canalautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41778

TEI/XML: med.d1e41778.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 548.—Private James Collins, company F, 43d United States colored troops; age 42; admitted from the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, October 31, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. This man was brought to hospital in a very low condition. He was treated with astringents, anodynes, stimulants and beef-tea. Appeared to improve for about two days, but again became worse, and died November 4th. Autopsy: A large cavity was found at the apex of each lung. There were tubercles in the diaphragm, and very extensive inflammation of the whole intestinal canal.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Freeman Stoddard.