Title: Moss, William

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion., Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 49.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryreports and extracts from reports relating to diarrhœa and dysenterytreatment with nitrate of silverdiarrhœa treated with injections of nitrate of silver at the Judiciary Square hospital, Washington, D. C., during the, summer of 1863diarrhœa consecutive to typhoid feverdeserted from hospital

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e433

TEI/XML: med.d1e433.xml

Case entered in the book is signed by Assistant Surgeon A. Hartsuff, U. S. A., temporarily acting as surgeon in charge,⃰ by whom it is understood the majority if not all the cases were treated. To the account of each case as recorded in the case-book the subsequent history of the patient, whenever it has been possible to obtain it, is appended. ⃰In the absence of Assistant Surgeon E. J. Marsh, U. S. A.

CASE 9.—Private William Moss, company F, 122d New York volunteers; admitted June 13, 1863. Diarrhœa consecutive to typhoid fever. The patient was unable to give any account of his sickness, and had a profuse diarrhœa, the discharges being involuntary. ℞. Nitrate of silver ten grains, laudanum twenty-five drops, water one ounce. Use as an enema. This was retained a quarter of an hour. June 14th: Since the last note the patient has had four large and thin discharges from the bowels. ℞. Nitrate of silver fifteen grains, water one ounce. Use as an enema. June 17th: Has had but one discharge since the injection; it was large and thin. June 20th: Four discharges within the twenty-four hours. ℞. Nitrate of silver twenty grains, water one ounce. Use as an enema. June 22d: Has had but one action from the bowels since the last note. July 1st: The patient has had but one stool daily since the 22d. His fæces are now consistent and healthy in appearance. [This man deserted from hospital September 30th.]