Title: Humes, James A.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 263.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feversulceration of legtyphoid feverfever cases from various recordsreported as typhoid, many modified by malarial influence

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5211

TEI/XML: med.d1e5211.xml

CASE 38.—Ulceration of leg.—Private James A. Humes, Co. H, 150th Pa.; age 20; was admitted Dec. 12, 1862, from Carver hospital, Washington, D. C., as a convalescent from typhoid fever. He was weak and emaciated and had slight tenderness in the right iliac region. Nux vomica in compound tincture of gentian was ordered. On Feb. 10, 1863, he had fever-sores on the leg, which were treated first with flaxseed poultice and afterwards with oakum dressing. On the 27th the patient's hair was falling out. On March 1 the nux vomica was omitted. A lotion of sulphate of zinc was applied on the 20th and pills of carbonate of iron and quinine were given three times a day, under which treatment the ulcers healed. On April 17 all medication was omitted and the patient was put on light duty. He was returned to his command June 28.—Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.