Title: Davis, Henry S.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion., Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 50.

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 four months standingmuch emaciatedchronic diarrhœa

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e628

TEI/XML: med.d1e628.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 18.—Private Henry S. Davis, company B, 49th Pennsylvania volunteers; admitted September 10, 1863. Diarrhœa of four months standing. The patient was much emaciated, and had from five to ten passages daily. Astringents were administered without effect, and the first injection of nitrate of silver, fifteen grains to the ounce of water, produced but little benefit. The injection was repeated, when the patient began to improve, and after a third repetition recovered completely. Transferred to general hospital in Philadelphia September 23d. [The register of Mower hospital, Philadelphia, shows that this man was admitted to that hospital September 24th—diagnosis, chronic diarrhœa—and was returned to duty November 16th.]