Title: Hickman, Henry

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 227.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feverstypho-malarial and typhoid feversseminary hospital casesincreasing drowsinessdeafnessdeliriumrelaxed bowelsno eruptiontyphoid casestyphoid feversprang from window and killed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2722

TEI/XML: med.d1e2722.xml

CASE 41.—Increasing drowsiness; deafness; delirium; relaxed bowels; no eruption. Killed on the 12th day by springing from a window to the ground.—Private Henry Hickman, Co. B, 83d Pa. Vols.; age 20; was admitted March 2, 1862. Diagnosis—typhoid fever. He became sick on February 23 with headache, chilliness, cough and pains in the limbs, for which Epsom salt was given. On admission he had much pain in the right side; he slept fairly at night, but was drowsy during the day; he had much thirst, slightly flushed cheeks, dejected countenance, full and rapid pulse, hot and dry skin, a moist tongue coated in the centre and one thin scanty stool; his respiration was hurried. A blister was applied over the right lung; three fifths of a grain of calomel and one-tenth of a grain of opium were given every hour. The drowsiness increased on the 5th and there was some deafness. Twenty-four grains of quinine were directed to be taken during the day. He became delirious on the 6th, and at night rose from bed, sprang from a window and was killed by the fall.