Title: McQueen, James

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 214.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feverstypho-malarial and typhoid feverstypho-malarial fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1417

TEI/XML: med.d1e1417.xml

CASE 12.—James McQueen, unassigned recruit, was admitted May 19, 1865, with typho-malarial fever. He was received from the provisional camp, Virginia, in a critical condition. His sickness had lasted ten weeks. When admitted he was under the influence of a chill, which was followed by fever and profuse perspiration. He was delirious most of the time. His tongue was coated and very red; bowels regular; pulse 110 and feeble, and he experienced much difficulty in urinating. Three grains of quinine and Dover's powder were directed to be given every three hours, and twenty grains of calomel at night, followed by a full dose of castor oil and opium in the morning. Brandy was added to the treatment on the 22d, on which day the fever and perspirations continued, with difficulty of swallowing and much gastric irritability. Hiccough and subsultus tendinum appeared on the 23d, with increasing perspiration and involuntary passages on the 26d. He appeared a little better on the 27d, taking some nourishment, although the delirium and the involuntary passages continued. Death took place on the 29th.—Fairfax Seminary, Va.