Item 257 - William Thomson, 15, Farm labourer

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406 PM/1858/257


William Thomson, 15, Farm labourer


  • 8 Sep 1858-28 Oct 1858 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1858
Date of death: 28 Oct 1858
Disease (transcribed): Hydrocephalus interim. Ecchymosis in spinal canal
Disease (standardised): Hydrocephalus (Brain); Ecchymosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A farm labourer who had suffered for a twelvemonth from pain in the head which was increased by working in the sun. Six months later it became so bad & was accompanied with such frequent vomiting that he went under medical care & was leeched & blistered. This treatment did him some good for a time. When he came to the hospital there was tenderness all down the spine & partial paralysis of the lower limbs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen

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  • English

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No in register 1858: 2297

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