Title: Allsop, Joseph

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 dysenteryremittent feverdischarges bloody, much abdominal painextensive ulceration of large intestineulcers large and deep in cæcum and rectumautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41787

TEI/XML: med.d1e41787.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 549.—Private Joseph Allsop, company A, 30th United States colored troops; admitted from City Point, Virginia, October 31, 1864. Chronic dysentery. [This man appears on the register of the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, admitted October 3d—remittent fever—sent to general hospital October 30th.] Had been sick nearly three months. The discharges were bloody, and there was much abdominal pain. Died, November 4th. Autopsy: There was extensive ulceration of the large intestine, especially in the cæcum and rectum, where the ulcers were large and deep.—Acting Assistant Surgeon C. B. Bean.