Title: Jones, John K.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 574.

Keywords:diseases allied to or associated withthe paroxysmal and continued feverscerebro-spinal feverclinical and post-mortem recordscases at the hospitals of Alexandria, Va.congestive intermittent feverinflammation of membranes of brain and spinal cordcerebro-spinal meningitispost-mortem examination performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10124

TEI/XML: med.d1e10124.xml

Case at the Hospitals of Alexandria, Va.

CASE 67.—Private John K. Jones, 1st Me. Cav.; age 18; was admitted March 8, 1864, with what was supposed to be congestive intermittent fever, but in a few days symptoms of cerebro-spinal meningitis were manifested. The patient died comatose on the 13th. He was treated with calomel, saline cathartics, quinine freely administered and enemata of colocynth. Post-mortem examination: Extensive inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, extending as far as the middle of the dorsal region; large lymph-deposits on the arachnoid; the ventricles of the brain were unusually dry.