Title: Swarer, Lewis
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1888), 776.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e11124
CASE 135.—Private Lewis Swarer, Co. A, 98th Pa.; admitted April 21, 1863. Typhoid pneumonia. Died 23d. Post-mortem examination: Body much emaciated; parotid and submaxillary glands in a state of suppuration. The pleural sacs were partly obliterated by adhesions and contained straw-colored serum; the lower lobe of the right lung was hepatized, the middle and upper lobes infiltrated with pus; an abscess in the left lung communicated with the pericardium, in which was a large quantity of pus. The liver was enlarged, pale and fatty; the gall-bladder nearly empty; the spleen normal; the mesentery wasted; the stomach and intestines pallid and empty.—Act. Ass't Surgeon Thos. H. Elliott, Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C.