folder 28: Medical and Agricultural Records of Charles A. Hentz, Medical Journal; 1858–1863

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13 Nov 16th Tuesday; Cold & raw; cloudy & drizzly Buried our infant, Josie who died at New Port on the 14th Nov 17th Wednesday Bright, clear, bracingly cold Nov 18th Thursday Cloudy & cold Saturday Nov 20 Called to see Sam Gee; Dr Jno & Ch. A. Gee his brothers attending Has had chills last Sunday, Tuesday on Wednesday fever returned & has continued since Exposed himself carelessly prior to that time Has been sleepless Has been well physicked cathartics quinine, calomel &c In a state tonight, apparently, of excessive quininism (Tongue been utterly dry all day & red) Will not speak nor do anything asked spits everything put in mouth pulse 112 wiry sharp edge to it Tongue parched Large Blister [?????] over Epigasttrium This state passed gradually off in 5 or 6 hours Put him on Calomel 2 or 3 grs every 3 or 4 hours; with or without 1 or 2 grs Pulv Doveri; blister to mucha & over liver

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14 Poor Gee got worse, & died under all our care on the 24th at 4 oclock P.M. much subsultus Dijections & urine passed in bed; [for??r] fluid & gelatinous mucus dark green Tongue constantly dry utterly so pulse up to 132 & more Mind wan dering coherent when addressed Tuesday Nov 23 William Campbell; just returned from trip to Iowa, been exposed to raw, wet, sleety weather there; has slept in a close room too, with head near a hot, coal stove, till it affected him seriously Hasn't felt right for 3 weeks Stomach was long time sour & digestion bad; has had diarroea for 6 or 8 days or so; Kept it in check with laudanum &c till he got home actions pale & clay colored pasty, in odorous filled with small bubbles, size of a [????] shot No pain anywhere considerable fever yesterday Pulse slow, full hard Re Pil Hydrarg 6 grs; Calomel 24 grs, Pulv opium 3 grs, P. Ipecac 3 grs; p. arom q. s. make 12 pills one every 3 hours and a teaspoonful

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15 of Parrish's camphor mixt occasionally Wednesday Nov 24 Mr Campbell took all the pills but two 20 grs calomel in all Slight symptoms of ptyalism stools unchanged tongue somewhat cleaner & moister Gave him 2 grs co. extr. colocynth every 3 hours & 10 grs Dover's powder at bed time with hot pediluvium Vomited an hour after Dov powder; freely green acid matter; had a large & somewhat looser stool of precisely same character Gave him Re soda supercarb; Potass sulph aa grv; morph. sulph gr 1/6 & placed blister of Brown's cantharidine about 5 x 8 inches over right hypochondrium Thursday Nov 25 Campbell rested well; feels better; gave him quinine pills, with little capsicum, in forenoon also Re Soda super carb.; Potass. sulph. aa )ii Pulv Doveri Hydr. c. creta aa )ss Strychnine gr 1/4; P. around q.s. make 12 doses one every 3 hours Clear, bright day

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16 Saturday Nov 27 Campbell doing very well today tongue cleaned off 1 stool consistent last night but still clay colored; A large one today with bile in it consistent & stinking rich bile in it good quinine & capsic yesterday & today; the powders (on foot of last page) yesterday evening allowed him to begin use of Hufeland's German Bitters today seems to have reg Bitters & alkali in it Mrs Sams confined today male child easy labor Sunday Nov 28 Campbell had a little fever in the night; ate little chicken yesterday seems doing pretty well however no diarrhoea Stop the Bitters; put him on the nitro muriat acid (gttvi to x} ter die quin. & capsic. pills freely this forenoon The little negro boy Tom, so long sick with symptoms of inflamm. & effus. in medulla oblong. died this morning; has been dying by inches most remarkably slowly no pulse at all for several days past

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17 nitro muriatic acid did finely with Campbell got to gttxv ter die convalesced Thursday Dec 2 Visited Jesse Gregory in company with Dr Gee For 2 years has had dropsy upper extremities & chest [thin] ascites large anasarca of legs; eruption on legs; very painful at night Gee has been treating him for two years hydragogue cathartics diuretics chalybeats &c I recommended, with the diuretc treatment, the use of iodine with the iron as follows Re Cremor tartar [Ziii]; Sulphate Potass. [Ziss]; pulv Squibbs [Ziv]; antim et potass. tart. gr iv a teaspoonful 4 or 5 times daily also Re Potass. Iodid. [Zii]; Ferri. iodid [Zi]; Iodine gr vi; Extr Cicuta [Zi]; P. Gentian q.s. ft pil 60; one 3 times daily; immed. after each [????l] [Touch] liqs with 5 gr sol. nitr. silver &c &c Miscarriage Mrs I. C. Jeffreys; 4 mos gone; has miscarried frequently; [misc] & born at full term 12 times prior to this aet 40 years Has had flying pains since Monday Was taken suddenly after supper; I found her on the floor; foetus out, hanging by the

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