Title: Flemming, Samuel W.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 115.

Keywords:clinical recordsmalarial diseaseremittent feverscurvy

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e187

TEI/XML: med.d1e187.xml

Remittent with scurvy.—CASE 30.—Private Samuel W. Flemming, Co. I, 201st Pa. Vols.; age 23; was admitted November 4, 1864, with remittent fever from which he had been suffering for some time. He was quite prostrated, being unable to speak above a whisper; his tongue was pale, gums spongy and bowels moved with great frequency; he was anæmic and had some cough. On the 6th he was delirious; the tongue black; the teeth covered with sordes; the bowels were moved less frequently, but there was great tenderness in the right iliac region. Turpentine was prescribed. On the 10th the patient was much improved. He was returned to duty January 14, 1865.—Hospital, Alexandria, Va.