Title: McSparren, Wellington

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion., Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 49.

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 three weeks standing

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e505

TEI/XML: med.d1e505.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 12.—Private Wellington McSparren, company F, 169th Pennsylvania volunteers; admitted July 11, 1863, with diarrhœa of three weeks standing. ℞. Nitrate of silver ten grains, laudanum twenty-five drops, water one ounce. Use as an enema. This was retained one hour, after which the patient had but one passage daily until July 14th, when he had seven passages during the twenty-four hours. The injection was then repeated, after which the patient had but one stool daily, and was discharged cured July 21, 1863.