Title: Caldwell, Joseph
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 217.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1743
CASE 3.—Slight intestinal symptoms and rose-colored spots, but progress not reported in detail.—Private Joseph Caldwell, Co. K, 9th Pa.: age 21: was admitted September l9th, 1861, as a case of typhoid fever. He had been sick for a week, at first with chills and afterwards with pain in the head and bowels, diarrhœa and fever, which last was worse in the evening and on alternate days. He had taken but little medicine. On the day of admission he had six stools, with tenderness in the right iliac region and rose-colored spots on the chest and abdomen, disappearing on pressure; the pulse was 74 and strong; the skin warm and moist; the tongue smooth, fissured, red, dry, quite clean anteriorly but with a brown fur posteriorly. On the 20th the eyes were suffused, the cheeks flushed, the pulse 80 and full, skin dry and warm, the tongue dry, brown and fissured; epistaxis, anorexia, thirst, one thin fœtid stool and slight tenderness of the abdomen are also noted. The details of the case are not recorded. The patient was returned to duty October 20.