Title: Davis, Jacob
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 341.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6168
CASE 35.—Private Jacob Davis, Co. I, 63d Pa.; age 21; was admitted Oct. 10, 1863, with emaciation, debility and diarrhœa, a dry, brown tongue, cracked in centre, teeth covered with sordes, respiration quick and feeble and pulse over 90. He lingered without much change until the 18th, when he died. He was given concentrated nourishment and stimulants, sweet spirit of nitre and turpentine emulsion, with nitrate of silver and opium for the diarrhœa. Post-mortem examination six hours after death: The small intestine was considerably congested and for several feet was patched with ulcerations, some of which were as large as a quarter dollar; spleen somewhat enlarged. Other organs healthy.—Act. Ass't Surg. J. E. Smith, Fairfax Seminary, Va.