Item 465 - Albert McNamara, 5, [Child of] Labourer

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406 PM/1888/465


Albert McNamara, 5, [Child of] Labourer


  • 26 Dec 1888-29 Dec 1888 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1888
Date of death: 29 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria, most marked in trachea and bronchial tubes
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For a fortnight before his admission the patient was not well, and he had some cough, but this was not very troublesome. Two children of the family have had scarlatina, and were sent away for treatment. At the time of the patient’s admission they were still in the Fever Hospital. The child’s address was St Luke’s Street, Chelsea. There were, it was said, bad smells in the house. The cistern for drinking water was in the water closet. A plumber has lately been working there, and he left the lid off the cistern, which was thus freely exposed to sewer gas’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Tonsils, palate, uvula, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

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These case notes were entered in PM/1853

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No in register 1888: 2091

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