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  • hank9174
    Jul 2, 2002
      Davis was blind in one eye, the right one IIRC. Was this a result to
      actual damage to the eye or to the nerve transmitting to the brain?

      I recall that he was frequently knocked out for days at a time from
      his neuralgia.


      HankC

      --- In civilwarwest@y..., "WmHiram" <wmhiram@y...> wrote:
      > No aspirin until the 1890s, Madelon. Opiates, with their myriad
      > nasty side effects, were the only analgesics at the time.
      >
      > Soooo glad I live in the 21st century!
      >
      > And yes, I'm notorious for my puns. But I've tried to behave in
      here.
      >
      > Billie
      >
      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@y..., "M. E. Heatherington"
      > <meheatherington@h...> wrote:
      > > "So does this thread get on anybody's nerves?" -- You may have
      been
      > dancing
      > > around a bad pun, Billie, but I have to confess that this info
      > makes me feel
      > > sorry for JD. I never liked him and never will, but whether his
      > affliction
      > > was brought on by chicken pox or youthful cavorting, it sounds
      > dreadful.
      > > Did we even have aspirin yet? Poor guy.
      > > ~Madelon
      > >
      > >
      > > >From: "WmHiram" <wmhiram@y...>
      > > >Reply-To: civilwarwest@y...
      > > >To: civilwarwest@y...
      > > >Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Neuralgia
      > > >Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 04:39:39 -0000
      > > >
      > > >--- In civilwarwest@y..., "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...> wrote:
      > > > > For Madelon and anyone else interested, I finally checked
      > > >Chadwick's > footnotes and he cites primarily a book I don't have
      > by
      > > >William C. > Davis, JEFFERSON DAVIS: THE MAN AND HIS HOUR.
      > > > > Chadwick says the symptoms mainly involved an inflamation of
      the
      > > >eye, > which symptoms "... indicate a viral herpes... usually
      > > >contracted by > men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five
      > > >through sexual > relations..."
      > > > > [THE TWO AMERICAN PRESIDENTS : A DUAL BIOGRAPHY OF ABRAHAM
      > > > > LINCOLN AND JEFFERSON DAVIS by Bruce Chadwick]
      > > > > carl
      > > >
      > > >Oh heck, I completely forgot about herpes (zoster or simplex).
      > > >Herpes zoster is also called shingles, and is a sequela of
      chicken
      > > >pox. Even today the pain is referred to as herpetic neuralgia.
      > > >
      > > >Herpex simplex can either be of the cold sore variety or the
      > venereal
      > > >variety. Though if it were in the eye I'd put my greenbacks on
      it
      > > >being something besides venereal.
      > > >
      > > >So does this thread get on anybody's nerves?
      > > >
      > > >Billie
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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