Title: Yaw, Joel E.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 219.

Keywords:continued feversclinical recordsHeadachesuccessive crops of eruptionrose-colored spotssudaminatyphoid fevertypho-malarial and typhoid feversSeminary Hospital casestyphoid cases

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2020

TEI/XML: med.d1e2020.xml

CASE 14.—Headache; no diarrhœa; successive crops of eruption; convalescence following free perspirations on the 27th day.—Corporal Joel E. Yaw, Co. H, 1st Long Island; age 19; had chills, fever and headache on Sept. 9, 1861, and was admitted on October 1st as a case of typhoid fever. On admission his pulse was 95, full and strong; skin slightly above the natural temperature and covered with elevated rose-colored spots on the chest and abdomen; tongue moist and heavily coated brown in the centre; appetite poor. Quinine was given on the 2d, tincture of iron on the 3d, and turpentine emulsion, three times daily, on the 4th. One stool was passed daily. On the 5th he was perspiring freely, and the chest and abdomen were covered with rose-spots and sudamina; on this and the following day he had a slight diarrhœal attack. After this he gradually improved and was transferred to Annapolis, Md.