Title: Cameron, F.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 234.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feversevidence of malarial affectiontyphoid fevertypho-malarial and typhoid feversdeafness and buzzing in earsdiarrhœarose-colored spotsparoxysmal feverepistaxisanorexiaright iliac and umbilical tendernesssordesSeminary Hospital cases

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e3486

TEI/XML: med.d1e3486.xml

CASE 71.—Headache; deafness; diarrhœa; cough; rose-colored spots following paroxysmal fever.—Private F. Cameron, Co. F, 74th N. Y.; age 23; was admitted Nov. 2, 1861, as a case of typhoid fever. He became sick about October 1 with chills, fever and sweating, epistaxis, headache, anorexia, thirst, diarrhœa and irritability of stomach. When admitted his eyes were dull and somewhat injected, cheeks slightly flushed, pulse 75, regular but weak; a few rose-spots on the chest; tongue red, dry and fissured in the centre; lips and teeth covered with sordes; appetite poor; he was a little deaf and had buzzing in his ears; one stool was passed with much right iliac and umbilical tenderness and tympanites; he had also a slight cough with some whitish expectoration. He slept none during the night and had but one stool on the 3d; the tenderness lessened and the cough ceased. Beef-essence, punch and turpentine emulsion were given. After this the bowels continued quiet, and on the 7th the tongue began to clean and the appetite to return. He was transferred to Annapolis on the 8th [whence he was discharged for disability on the 29th].