Title: Beeman, G. W.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 217-218.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1836
CASE 7.—Drowsiness; abdominal symptoms slightly marked; rose-colored spots on 6th day; convalescent on the 15th.—Private G. W. Beeman, Co. A, 4th Mich Vols.; age 19; was admitted Oct. 30, 1861. Diagnosis—typhoid fever. He had chills on the 25th, followed by fever and diarrhœa, for which quinine had been given. On the evening of admission he was drowsy, his face slightly flushed, pulse 85 and of good strength, skin dry and warm, showing a few rose-colored spots on the abdomen and chest, tongue red, smooth, dry and glossy, teeth blackened with sordes, bowels quiet; he had no appetite, some abdominal tenderness and gurgling, but no meteorism. Milk-punch, turpentine emulsion and beef-essence were prescribed on November 2. The skin became covered with sudamina on the 4th and the appetite was improved. A full dose of castor oil on this day produced one large evacuation. On the 7th the patient was looking bright and lively, and on the following day was up and walking about. He was transferred to Annapolis Md., on the 18th.