Title: Davenport, Nathaniel
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 753.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10828
CASE 9.—Private Nathaniel Davenport, Co. I, 26th Mich.; admitted Jan. 27, 1863, having been ill two weeks: Delirium; headache; face livid; skin hot and dry; pulse 100 and feeble; tongue dry; bowels loose; abdomen tumid and tender; thoracic symptoms trifling at first but afterwards aggravated; cough frequent and painful, with slight viscid, bloody expectoration, subsequently becoming mixed with pus; diminished resonance over right side anteriorly, with subcrepitant ronchus below and puerile respiration above. Gave iron, senega, carbonate of ammonia and morphia every four hours, with dry cups and turpentine stupes, followed by a blister. The sputa became copious and fetid and the patient emaciated by night-sweats and exhausting diarrhœa. Gave tonics, stimulants and nutritious diet. He died April 30.—Third Division Hospital, Alexandria, Va.