Title: Foster, John
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1879), 193.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41435
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 464.—Corporal John Foster, company A, 49th New York volunteers; admitted September 10, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. Died, October 25th. Autopsy: Body very much emaciated. The intestinal mucous membrane was extensively softened, particularly in the colon, where there was also some slight ulceration. The mesentery was highly congested.
⃰ It is to be regretted that, in most instances, the records of this hospital do not show by whom the autopsies were made. It is known that many of them were made by Surgeon Bentley himself, or under his immediate supervision, but it is only possible to distinguish these from the others in a few cases.