Willie Thomas, colored, æt. 17 years, was taken sick on Monday, October 22, 1888, was brought home on Friday, the 26th, and on Monday morning, the 29th, I was called to see him.
The following conditions were noted: Skin hot, dry and pungent, pulse 110, temperature 102.4° F., respiration not counted. Tongue red, parched and deeply fissured, with sordes collected upon front teeth and lips, low muttering delirium, urine scanty and high colored, stools not very frequent, but small, watery, and offensive; abdomen slightly tympanitic and sore upon pressure.
This boy, residing in Baton Rouge, had gone to work on a sugar plantation, necessitating hard work, loss of rest, rough living, and considerable exposure; and a week of cool rainy weather during the time greatly intensified these unsanitary conditions. This sickness was ushered in with a slight chill, succeeded by high fever, which was said to have been continuous up