Item 244 - Michael Collins, 16, Sailor

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406 PM/1849/244


Michael Collins, 16, Sailor


  • 3 Dec 1849-4 Dec 1849 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Sailor
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1849
Date of death: 4 Dec 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extensive peritonitis. Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This lad was brought to the hospital on the evening of the 3rd Dec apparently in the last stage of acute peritonitis, suffering intense pain in the abdomen aggravated on the very lightest touch, with a scarcely perceptible pulse, and in a condition quite beyond the power of any mode of treatmentn to alleviate. No distinct account could be obtained of the cause or commencement of his present illness. He was a sailor having just returned fromm sea, and there was a report of a hurt, accidental or otherwise, on the lower part of the abdomen, the exact nature of which could not be made out’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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The page refers to case PM/1849/247 (Martha Hopman) and PM/1849/241 (Sarah Pearman)

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No in register 1849: 3002

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