Title: Goodwin, John

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 830.

Keywords:diseases attributed to non-miasmatic exposuresrheumatic affectionsacute rheumatismclinical or post-mortem recordsfeet and ankles swollen, knees swollen and painfulweakness in knees

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11500

TEI/XML: med.d1e11500.xml

CASE 2.—Private John Goodwin, Co. I, 28th Mass.; admitted Jan. 24, 1862: Tongue thickly coated with white fur; pulse not particularly accelerated but full; slept better last night; feet and ankles swollen but no longer painful; right knee less swollen and less painful; left knee worse. Continue light diet. 25th: Spent the night poorly on account of pain in left knee; ankle and right knee well; swelling generally disappearing except in left knee; pulse regular; tongue white-coated, tipped with red. A drachm of sulphate of magnesia and ten grains of nitrate of potash five times a day; light diet. 26th: Spent the night comfortably; pulse regular; tongue slightly white and coated; left knee painful, somewhat swollen and hot; other joints unaffected. Continue treatment. 27th: Slept well; no pain, but a sensation of weakness in knees. Continue treatment. 28th: Rested well; tongue somewhat coated; pain and swelling gone. Returned to duty.—Hospital 28th Mass.