Title: Hoadley, John

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 230.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feverstypho-malarial and typhoid feversSeminary Hospital casesremittent fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e3084

TEI/XML: med.d1e3084.xml

CASE 56.—Private John Hoadley, Co. B, 12th Pa. Vols., was taken with headache and pain in the bones about Aug. 29, 1861, together with a daily recurring chill and fever, and a diarrhœa causing about six stools daily. He was admitted September 5 as a case of remittent fever. The tongue was pale, flabby and coated, the face flushed, the skin warm and moist, the pulse 86, the bowels loose. A small dose of tincture of opium was given. Next day quinine was ordered, with Dover's powder at night. He had no chill after admission, but there was an evening exacerbation of fever, which on the 9th and 10th was accompanied by drowsiness and stupidity. On the morning of the 11th the remission was very marked, and in the evening the appetite became improved. On the evening of the 12th the tongue, which had been flabby and coated hitherto, became clean. The bowels were relaxed throughout the attack, but there was no tenderness except on the 9th, in the umbilical region. On this day also there was a slight cough with a stitch in the right side. The diarrhœa abated with the decline of the fever and the cleaning of the tongue. The patient was transferred to hospital at Baltimore, Md., on the 13th.