CASE 628. Alfred Piles, Missouri guerilla; admitted November 24, 1864. Acute dysentery. No previous history. Died, December 1st. Autopsy twenty-four hours after death: The lungs and heart were normal. The intestines were distended with gas. The intestinal mucous membrane was much congested ; in the rectum it was softened and ulcerated. The mesenteric glands were enlarged. Acting Assistant Surgeon J. M. Witherwax. Burial: Rock Island Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois.
CASE 631. Charles S. Jordan, Missouri guerrilla ; admitted November 20, 186.4. Typhoid pneumonia. Died, December 6th. Autopsy twelve hours after death : The lower lobe of the right lung was hepatized. The right auricle of the heart contained clots. The small intestine was inflamed ; the solitary glands enlarged. The mucous membrane of the colon and rectum was softened and ulcerated. The mesenteric glands were enlarged. Acting Assistant Surgeon J. M. Witherwax Burial: Unknown.
CASE 633. Private William A. King, company H, Wood s Missouri guerrillas; age 37; admitted November 29, 1864. Acute diarrhoea. This man was conscripted October 14th and deserted ten days afterward. He had diarrhoea at the time, and it persisted. Was detained as a prisoner of war and sent to Rock Island. When admitted he had ten to twenty copious stools daily ; was much emaciated ; tongue brown and dry ; pulse weak and rather slow ; skin dry and husky. He had no appetite, and was inclined to sleep much of the time; when awake seemed moody and dispirited. To take a drachm of sulphate of magnesia with a grain of opium three times a day, and enemata containing acetate of lead. Milk-punch. Died, December 8th. Autopsy four hours after death : Some congestion of the abdominal viscera was found, otherwise all the organs appeared to be normal. Acting Assistant Surgeon J. B. Young. Burial: Rock Island Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois.
CASE 650. Abraham T. McDaniel, Missouri guerilla ; age 23 ; admitted December 19, 1864. Chronic diarrhoea. This man was conscripted by General Price, deserted and surrendered himself to the United States forces. He was sick with diarrhoea from the time he joined Price s army. When admitted to hospital the disease was in an advanced stage; stools involuntary; tongue brown and dry; pulse feeble, frequent and wiry; dyspnoea; anorexia. The treatment consisted of stimulants, tonics and astringents. Died, December 25th. Autopsy eight hours after death : Both lungs were filled with tubercles. The pericardium contained a quantity of serum. The liver was normal ; the gall-bladder distended with bile. The mesentery was congested, the mesenteric glands enlarged. The mucous membrane of the descending colon and rectum was ulcerated and broken down. Acting Assistant Surgeon J. B. Young. Burial: Unknown