Title: Chatterton, Cyrus G.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 736.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresdiseases of the respiratory organsdiphtheritic inflammation of the fauces, etc.asphyxiaadmitted scorbutic and emaciated from diarrhœapneumonia consecutive to catarrhal inflammation of fauces

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e10690

TEI/XML: med.d1e10690.xml

CASE 3.—Private Cyrus G. Chatterton, Co. C, 24th N. Y. Cav.; age 17; was admitted July 24, 1864, scorbutic and much emaciated from long-continued diarrhœa. On August 3 the patient experienced difficulty in opening his mouth and complained of sore throat. The fauces were found inflamed and the tonsils covered with matter. Iron and stimulants were administered, with chlorate of potash as a gargle and counter-irritation externally. On the 5th mucous râles were heard over the chest. An emetic was given but without effect. He died asphyxiated on the 6th. "The constitution of the patient being scorbutic and his condition very low there was not a chance for tracheotomy."—Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Va.