Title: Wenrich, Alexander

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 221.

Keywords:continued feversclinical recordstyphoid fevererebral, pulmonary and intestinal symptomsrose-colored spotsslight deafnesseyes injectedsordestypho-malarial and typhoid feversSeminary Hospital casestyphoid cases

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2228

TEI/XML: med.d1e2228.xml

CASE 22.—Date of onset unrecorded; cerebral, pulmonary and intestinal symptoms; rose-colored spots; convalescence.—Farrier Alexander Wenrich, Co. K. 2d Pa. Cav. Admitted Nov. 5, 1861. Diagnosis—typhoid fever. On the day after admission he was delirious and slightly deaf; had frequent and involuntary stools, some cough and the respiration increased to 22; his eyes were injected; face congested; pulse 100, quick, bounding and intermittent; skin hot; tongue red and slightly coated yellowish-white. Hoffmann's anodyne, tincture of valerian, turpentine and astringents were prescribed, with morphia at night. Sordes appeared on the teeth on the 7th, on which day two stools were passed; beef-essence, punch and morphine were ordered. He was stupid on the 9th; had headache and tinnitus on the 10th, two stools and slight tympanites and tenderness in the right iliac region, but the tongue was moist and cleaning and the cough slight. Rose-spots appeared on the chest on the 11th. The delirium did not quiet down until the 16th, after which he slept well and had a good appetite. He was transferred to Alexandria, Va., Dec. 20th.