Item 204 - Rebecca Ryves, 60, Lady’s companion

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406 PM/1888/204

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Rebecca Ryves, 60, Lady’s companion

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  • 18 Apr 1888-29 May 1888 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Lady’s companion
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1888
Date of death: 29 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of right mamma. Amputation. Pyaemia. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Breast); Amputation (Breast); Sepsis (Systemic); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James and Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Always good health. About 18 months ago, she first noticed a dimple on the right mamma, a swelling formed & this slowly got larger […] While at Wimbledon [Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon], was up & about & able to walk about the grounds. Got an attack of erysipelas in the wound & died of pyaemia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right shoulder, peritoneum, abdomen, thorax ('Died at Wimbledon’)

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No in register 1888: 653

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