Title: Schwartz, John A.
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), 194.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e41474
Case from the case-book of the THIRD DIVISION of the ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL, Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V., in charge:⃰
CASE 473.—Corporal John A. Schwartz, company G, 105th Pennsylvania volunteers; admitted October 14, 1862. Chronic diarrhœa. [This man appears on the regimental sick report as under treatment for diarrhœa May 29th, June 12th, and August 9th. [Died, November 20th. Autopsy: Body extremely emaciated. There was great discoloration, resembling ecchymosis, over the thorax and abdomen; excessive tympanites. The mucous membrane of the whole intestinal tract appeared to be inflamed and softened. The mesentery was much injected.
⃰ 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.