Item 171 - Lizzie Ruddy, 25, Housemaid

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406 PM/1878/171


Lizzie Ruddy, 25, Housemaid


  • 28 May 1878-25 Jun 1878 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Housemaid
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Date of admission: 28 May 1878
Date of death: 25 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Fatty, slightly dilated heart. Inflammatory oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Oedema (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease. Previous history of good health: was unable to digest fat: which produced vomiting. She came from Ireland to England on Jan. [January] 20th: she grew pale from that time. Frontal headache for five weeks, commencing gradually and steadily increasing in severity. Vomiting after all food, wasting, and profuse sweating for nine days. Confined bowels for six: urine red coloured for five'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1878/170

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No in register 1878: 675

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