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February 9, 1895

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY, (SYMPTOMS AND PATHOLOGY) OF YELLOW FEVER. 1854-1894.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(6):200-204. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430060018001g

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Abstract

Chapter IV. 

Case 12.  —Yellow fever. Wm. Thompson; age 23; native of Germany has been in Louisiana eighteen months. Taken sick in the country with intermittent fever; returned to the city after a few days; was seized with a violent chill, followed by continued fever until day of entrance into the hospital. Large muscular man; blacksmith by trade. Entered Charity Hospital October 27. Patient had been in bed twenty-four hours with fever before entering hospital.

Remarks.  October 27.—Was much excited; face flushed; gums red; tongue furred; eyes injected, hemorrhage from gums; some headache; cannot bear the gas light; great thirst; ice in small fragments, milk and brandy diluted with seltzer water.October 28.—Did not sleep during night; relieved the bladder by the catheter; urine scant and high colored, loaded with albumen; ordered sulpho carb. of sodium 3ij in 6 powders, one powder every three or four hours.October 29.—Did not

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