Title: Bates, Alfred G.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 225.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2565
CASE 35.—Giving a view of the patient for ten days during convalescence from a protracted attack of fever.—Private Alfred G. Bates, Co. A, 3d Mich.; age 21; became affected with typhoid fever in June, 1861, and was admitted Sept. 28. He felt pretty well, but he had some cough with expectoration, and pain in the head, back and limbs; his face was slightly flushed and his eyes dull; pulse 96, full and strong; skin hot and soft; tongue white in centre; appetite small; bowels quiet but somewhat tender and tympanitic. He slept poorly the first night, but very well after that. His tongue was more or less coated white or yellowish in the centre and red at the tip and edges; his appetite improved. His bowels were not relaxed; small doses of blue-pill and compound extract of colocynth, castor oil and sulphate of magnesia had to be prescribed to move them. At one time he had some difficulty in micturition. When transferred to Annapolis, Md., on October 10, his skin was of the normal temperature, tongue moist and clean, appetite good and bowels quiet.