Title: Wood, William A.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 270.

Keywords:clinical recordscontinued feverstyphus fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5507

TEI/XML: med.d1e5507.xml

CASE 13.—Private William A. Wood, Co. K, 21st Mich.; age 25; was admitted May 20, 1865, as a case of typhus fever. On June 8 he had headache, pain in the back and pain with some soreness in the right hypochondrium; the tongue was slightly coated but quite red on the edges and tip; pulse 110. Soon after this delirium set in, and on the 11th the patient was nearly pulseless, his jaw quite stiff, subsultus strongly marked and skin covered with cold perspiration. Brandy and Hoffmann's anodyne were given. Next day he recovered his mind and seemed stronger, but the improvement was temporary. He died on the 16th.—Act. Ass't Surg. C. A. Burnham, U. S. A., Hospital, Fairfax Seminary, Va.