Title: Berry, John

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), 205.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryfatal cases of diarrhœa and dysentery, with accounts of the morbid appearances observedfrom the L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Virginiachronic diarrhœaintermittent feverileum inflamedcæcum, colon, and rectum extensively ulceratedautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41796

TEI/XML: med.d1e41796.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 552.—Private John Berry, company E, 29th United States colored troops; admitted November 17, 1864. Chronic diarrhœa. [This man appears on the register of the hospital for colored troops, City Point, Virginia, admitted September 6th—intermittent fever; no disposition.] Had been sick four months; was extremely weak and much emaciated. The stools averaged from eight to ten daily. To take pills of sulphate of copper, opium and tannic acid; enemata of castor oil and laudanum; boiled milk, toast and rice. He improved for a while, the stools being reduced in frequency to two or three daily, but speedily relapsed, and died November 25th. Autopsy: The ileum was inflamed; the cæcum, colon and rectum extensively ulcerated.—Acting Assistant Surgeon Frank Buckland.