Title: Graves, Edwin

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 118.

Keywords:clinical recordsmalarial diseasetyphoid fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e332

TEI/XML: med.d1e332.xml

CASE 48.—Private Edwin Graves, Co. D, 86th N. Y. Vols.; age 26; was admitted March 17, 1862; diagnosis—typhoid fever. He was taken sick about March 12 with pain in the chest, headache, nausea, feeling of general swelling and much debility, succeeded by a chill, fever and profuse perspiration, which symptoms recurred daily about 11 A. M.; he had also much annoyance from a numb feeling in his fingers. On admission the pulse was rapid and quick; the skin hot and moist; the tongue moist, red and slightly coated; the patient's appetite was poor and he had some diarrhœa and pyrosis. He stated that the chill and fever occurred at the same time in rapid alternations in different parts of the body, the paroxysm lasting two or three hours. Twenty-four grains of quinine were directed to be taken during the day. He was delirious during the 18th; his pulse rapid and weak; skin natural; tongue moist and coated white. Punch and beef-essence were given every two hours. He died delirious on the morning of the 19th.—Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D. C.