Title: Williamson, James

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 266.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feversfever cases from various recordsreported as typhoid, probably many modified by malarial influencetyphoid feverparalysis of arm and leg

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5453

TEI/XML: med.d1e5453.xml

CASE 58.—Paralysis of right arm and left leg, with atrophy of the latter.—Private James Williamson, Co. G, 109th Pa.; age 18; was admitted April 24, 1865, as a convalescent from typhoid lever. [He was taken sick Sept. 2, 1864, at Camp Taylor, Arlington Heights, and treated in Augur hospital, near Alexandria, Va., for two months. He was unconscious for two weeks, during which he lost the power of moving his right arm and left leg. He was afterwards transferred successively to the Lincoln, Cuyler and Turner's Lane hospitals.] On admission his general health was good and he had recovered the use of his arm, but he could not flex the left foot; the left calf was atrophied to the extent of two inches and a half and there was some atrophy of the thigh. He was transferred May 10 to McClellan hospital, Philadelphia [whence he was removed to Mower hospital on July 20 and to Harrisburg for muster out on September 15].—Turner's Lane Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.