Title: Ellsworth, E. T.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 258.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feverstyphoid feverfever cases from various recordsreported as typhoid, many modified by malarial influence

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4925

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CASE 6.—Private E. T. Ellsworth, Co. G, 16th N. Y.; age 19; was admitted Oct. 10, 1861, having been treated for three days before admission with astringents and nutrients. The attack commenced with a chill. On admission he had pain in the head, back and abdomen, a slow and feeble pulse, hot and dry skin, heavily coated white tongue with clean tip and slightly reddened edges, thirst, slight cough, somewhat labored respiration and scalding during micturition. Next day the characteristic eruption came out on the face and abdomen. His appetite was improved on the 12th; the tongue natural and the skin perspiring on the 13th. Two days later the skin became dry and hot, the tongue white at the base and red at the tip and margins, the pulse full, but there was no diarrhœa; next day the febrile action abated. On the 22d he was considered convalescent, and on November 1 he was returned to duty.— Hospital, Alexandria, Va.