Title: Hitchen, William
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 574.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10101
Case at the Hospitals of Alexandria, Va.
CASE 66.—Private William Hitchen, Co. B, 1st N. J. Cav.; age 25; was admitted Jan. 26, 1864, as a case of quotidian intermittent. The fever was arrested by quinine, but on the 29th the patient was seized with pain in the limbs, headache, some delirium and paralysis of the right arm and leg, while his tongue became dry and his pulse frequent. Cups and blisters were applied to the back of the neck, after which he became quieter and ultimately comatose, in which condition he remained until death, February 1. Post-mortem examination: The brain was congested; pus was found on the cerebro-spinal membranes. The lungs were congested and part of the left lung hepatized.