Title: Little, J.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 218.

Keywords:pain in the head, neck, back, limbsloss of appetitecough with yellowish expectorationasthmatic paroxysmsclinical recordscontinued feverstypho-malarial and typhoid feversSeminary Hospital casestyphoid casesbronchitis

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e1935

TEI/XML: med.d1e1935.xml

CASE 11.—Bronchitis prominent.—Private J. Little, Co. H, 3d Mich. Vols.; age 26; was admitted October 19, 1861. Diagnosis—bronchitis. About October 12 he was taken with pain in the head, neck, back and limbs, and with loss of appetite. Throughout the progress of this case there was cough with much yellowish expectoration and some dyspnœa. Rose-colored spots appeared on the day of admission, and continued to erupt until the 30th. There was headache with dizziness, ringing in the ears and for a short time deafness; the tongue was moist, white in the centre and red at the tip and edges; the pulse was usually 80; the skin hot; the bowels relaxed, two to four stools daily being passed; the abdomen tympanitic and tender, especially in the right iliac and umbilical regions. On the 31st, on the disappearance of the eruption, the skin was of the natural temperature, so recorded for the first time; the tongue coated, but the appetite good; one stool was passed; there was slight headache, and the cough persisted, with asthmatic paroxysms at night. He was transferred to Annapolis, Md., on November 1, and discharged on the 13th on account of "fever."