Title: Burk, John

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion., Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 48.

Keywords:diarrhœa and dysenteryreports and extracts from reports relating to diarrhœa and dysenterytreatment with nitrate of silverdiarrhœa treated with injections of nitrate of silver at the Judiciary Square hospital, Washington, D. C., during the, summer of 1863diarrhœa of five weeks' standing

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e319

TEI/XML: med.d1e319.xml

Case entered in the book is signed by Assistant Surgeon A. Hartsuff, U. S. A., temporarily acting as surgeon in charge,⃰ by whom it is understood the majority if not all the cases were treated. To the account of each case as recorded in the case-book the subsequent history of the patient, whenever it has been possible to obtain it, is appended. ⃰In the absence of Assistant Surgeon E. J. Marsh, U. S. A.

CASE 5.—Private John Burk, company I, 23d Maine volunteers; admitted April 7, 1863. Diarrhœa of five weeks' standing. Ordered rest, tonics, and astringents. April 9th: There being as yet no improvement, the following was ordered: ℞. Nitrate of silver ten grains, laudanum thirty drops, water one ounce. Use as an injection. This was retained one hour. May 17th: The patient has had for some time but one dejection daily, and may be regarded as cured.