Title: Clark, John A.

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 528-529.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestwounds of the pericardium and heartwounds of the pericardiumconfirmed tuberculosisgunshot wound of lunghæmorrhage of lungsimpaired use of arm

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19736

TEI/XML: med.d1e19736.xml

CASE.—Private John A. Clark, Co. I, 3d Maine Volunteers, was admitted to Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington, July 10th, 1863, with a gunshot wound of left lung, received at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2d, 1863. He was discharged the service on February 12th, 1864. There was confirmed tuberculosis; predisposition existing before enlistment; the exciting cause, probably, being the wound; also slightly impaired use of arm. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon Alexander Ingram, U. S. A. Pension Examiner James B. Bell, Augusta, Maine, reports March 22d, 1864: "Ball entered one inch above the left nipple slightly to the inside, passed directly through the chest at right angles with the walls; probably wounded the pericardium, and passed within half an inch of the heart. The disability now results from hæmoptysis, debility and pain, and may be permanent. December 18th, 1866, he reports: Died from hæmorrhage of the lungs from the seat of the wound on June 6th, 1866."