Title: Truman, A. C.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 354.

Keywords:post-mortem recordscontinued feverstyphoid feverentered as typhoid, but the clinical histories suggestive of malarial complicationscondition of Peyer's patches not stated, the intestines variously affectedlung hepatized in lower lobelung collapsed and contained tuberclesileum congested but not ulcerated

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7723

TEI/XML: med.d1e7723.xml

CASE 105.—Private A. C. Truman, Co. G, 152d N. Y., was admitted April 24, 1863. Diagnosis—typhoid fever. Epigastric pain and tenderness but no diarrhœa; vomiting; marked febrile action; tongue coated dark brown; sordes on teeth and lips; pulse 125; urine scanty; countenance pinched; tinnitus aurium. He was treated with quinine, whiskey and turpentine emulsion, and on the 26th was improving. On the 29th blue mass and colocynth were given for constipation and on May 14 sulphate of magnesia. On the 20th he was seized with a troublesome cough and dull pain in the left side of the chest. A few days later diarrhœa set in, the cough continuing, and he died on June 5. Post-mortem examination: Right lung hepatized in its lower lobe; left lung collapsed and containing a few tubercles; heart normal. Ileum extensively congested but not ulcerated; liver, spleen and kidneys normal.—Act. Ass't Surg. John E. Smith, Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.