Title: Baker, James
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 229.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e3017
CASE 53.—Private James Baker, Co. D, 19th Ia. Vols., was admitted Sept. 4, 1861, having had a chill followed by fever without diarrhœa. Diagnosis—remittent fever. On the morning of the 5th his pulse was 70; skin moist and cool; tongue pale, flabby and slightly coated, and bowels loose from the action of Epsom salt; he had a dry cough with pain in the chest. Quinine was given. In the evening there was some heat of skin, but otherwise the condition of the patient was unchanged. The cough was somewhat troublesome on the 6th, but there was no fever. The tongue continued pale, flabby and more or less coated, but the appetite returned and on the 9th he was able to walk about. His bowels did not remain loose after the purgative action of the salt had ceased. No eruption appeared on the skin. He was returned to duty on the 14th.