Item 160 - Harriet Pettit, Servant

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406 PM/1854/160


Harriet Pettit, Servant


  • 1 Apr 1854-23 Jun 1854 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Servant
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1854
Date of death: 23 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Brain soft & dripping with serum. Ulceration of caecum & colon. Oedema of both lungs. Sloughs on the sacrum & trochanter
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Disease (Brain); Ulcer (Intestines); Edema (Lung); Sloughing (Pelvis, hip);
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This girl was admitted labouring under a very severe attack of fever. She stated that she had been ailing during 3 months past while in service at Richmond, but had only felt so ill as to keep her [in] bed during ten days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of injury: n/a

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  • English

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The case continues in STG/PM/1854/159

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No in register 1854: 868

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