Title: Brown, James

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 229.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feversremittent fevertypho-malarial and typhoid feversSeminary Hospital cases

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2997

TEI/XML: med.d1e2997.xml

CASE 52.—Private James Brown, Co. B, 26th Pa. Vols.; age 38; was attacked Aug. 20, 1861, with headache, chill and pains in the bones, and admitted Sept. 4 as a case of remittent fever, presenting constipation, anorexia and epistaxis, with high fever, the pulse being 100, the skin moist and the tongue heavily coated and of a yellowish- brown color. A dose of Epsom salt was taken at once, and quinine ordered three times daily. The bowels were moved twice during the night and once next morning, after which the pulse was found lowered to 60, the skin natural, the tongue pale, flabby and coated, and the abdomen sore. Dover's powder was given at night. The fever did not recur. The tongue continued pale, flabby and somewhat coated, but the appetite returned, and he was sent to duty on the 11th.