Title: Huff, Daniel W.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 119.

Keywords:malarial diseaseclinical records

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e361

TEI/XML: med.d1e361.xml

CASE 52.—Private Daniel W. Huff, Co. H, 104th Pa. Vols.; age 29; was admitted September 1, 1864, suffering from enlarged spleen and general debility induced by malarial disease. He had severe neuralgic pain in the back and limbs; his feet and legs frequently became very much swollen, which condition, as it could be traced to no marked lesion of the viscera, was referred to weakness of the circulation and anæmia. The treatment consisted of a general alterative and supporting course. Iodide of potassium, iron in various forms, vegetable bitters, mineral acids, stimulants, counter-irritation and anodynes were employed in accordance with the indications. No improvement, however, was apparent; in fact he seemed to decline. After remaining in hospital three and a half months he was discharged from the service December 16, 1864.—Hospital, Alexandria Va.