Item 156 - Hugh Penfold, 55, Mail-cart driver

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406 PM/1861/156


Hugh Penfold, 55, Mail-cart driver


  • 12 Jun 1861-20 Jun 1861 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Mail-cart driver
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1861
Date of death: 20 Jun 1861
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes. Phthisis. Emphysema of Lung
Disease (standardised): Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas); Tuberculosis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient had been much exposed to weather as a mail-cart driver. Seven months before he began to suffer from pains in the bones, apparently rheumatic. He later developed a ‘ragged’ mucous expectoration and he rapidly lost flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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No in Register of 1861: 790

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