Item 294 - Eliza Balk, 33, [Wife of] Bricklayer

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406 PM/1904/294

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Eliza Balk, 33, [Wife of] Bricklayer

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  • 11 Jul 1904-4 Sep 1904 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Wife of] Bricklayer
Gender: Female
Age: 33
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1904
Date of death: 4 Sep 1904
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of the pituitary body. Acromegaly. Tubercle of the peritoneum, pericardium, and lymphatic glands. Serous effusions
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Pituitary gland); Acromegaly (Pituitary gland); Tuberculosis (Peritoneum, pericardium, lymph nodes); Effusion (Brain);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'Patient had been in the hospital seven years before her present admission for acromegaly and, since that time, had been attending regularly as an Out-patient. The hands fat and facial bones had been slowly increasing in size and there had been severe and continuous occipital headache. For some time she had been troubled with cough and had been becoming progressively weaker and thinner. On July 11th she was admitted on the surgical side of the hospital for glands in the neck'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1904/290

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No in register 1904: 1201

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406

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