Title: Woods, Harrison

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 219-220.

Keywords:continued feversclinical recordsdeliriumrose-colored spotsdiarrhœatyphoid fevertypho-malarial and typhoid feversSeminary Hospital casestyphoid cases

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2066

TEI/XML: med.d1e2066.xml

CASE 16.—Date of onset not specified; delirium; rose-colored spots; diarrhœa persists after the occurrence of profuse perspirations.—Private Harrison Woods, Co. K, 5th Wis.; age 26; was admitted October 1, 1861, with typhoid fever. He had been taken about September 1 with diarrhœa followed by fever. On the day after admission his face was flushed, eyes injected, pulse 100, skin hot, covered with perspiration, tongue moist, red, appetite not wholly lost; he had some headache but no diarrhœa nor cough. Tincture of iron was ordered three times daily. On the 3d rose-colored spots were noticed; the skin continued moist but the tongue was dry, red and glossy. Emulsion of turpentine was given. Next day sudamina appeared, and the patient was dull mentally, quite deaf and at times delirious. Rose-colored spots were very numerous on the 6th and 7th. The bowels were moved two or three times daily, and there was more or less of right iliac, umbilical and even general abdominal tenderness and meteorism. The tongue became moist on the 10th, the face less flushed and the eyes clearer. The delirium disappeared on the 12th, but the deafness and tinnitus aurium, together with the diarrhœa causing three to five stools daily, continued up to the time of the patient's transfer to Annapolis on November 1st. A large crop of rose-colored spots appeared on the 20th and a few more on the 24th. [This patient was returned to duty November 9.]