Item 245 - Joseph Townsend, 48, [Occupation not stated]

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GB 406 PM/1845/245


Joseph Townsend, 48, [Occupation not stated]


  • 24 Sep 1845-20 Oct 1845 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Sep 1845
Date of death: 20 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Heart dilated. Aorta extensively atheromatous. Large aneurysm of thoracic aorta. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient who had spent the greater part of his life in India, was admitted labouring under ascites & general anasarca, with dyspnoea and constant cough. He had been in the hospital for slight anasarca of the lower extremities about six months ago, but under the use of diuretics it had entirely disappeared in the course of three weeks, and he left the house’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1845/247

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No in register 1845: 2369

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