Title: Ande, Thomas H.

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 of five weeks standingemaciated, no appetite

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e546

TEI/XML: med.d1e546.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 14.—Private Thomas H. Ande, company G, 178th Pennsylvania volunteers; admitted July 14, 1863. Diarrhœa of five weeks standing, with from four to ten passages daily. The patient was emaciated and had no appetite. Rice diet was ordered, perfect rest enjoined, and astringents prescribed—all to little purpose. Ordered the following: ℞. Nitrate of silver ten grains, laudanum twenty-five drops, water one ounce. Use as an enema. This was retained half an hour, after which the patient went ten hours without a stool. The passages were then altered in character, being thicker and more natural. From time he had only one stool daily. Returned to duty July 20th.