Title: Black, Fospeld
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 216-217.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1714
CASE 2.—A light febrile attack, unmarked by specific symptoms.—Private Fospeld Black, Co. C, 1st Long Island Vols., was admitted September 14, 1861, having been sick for twelve days. The disease began with chills, which were followed by fever, pain in the head and bones, buzzing in the ears, epistaxis, anorexia and weakness. On admission he slept well after a bath, and next morning his tongue was coated yellowish-white, skin hot but moist, bowels regular; he was a little drowsy and had some cough. Dover's powder was given at night. He rested well, and on the 16th had a good appetite and quiet bowels, but his tongue was white. Castor oil produced two stools. No further medication was required. His tongue became clean. He was returned to duty on the 30th.