Item 214 - John Simmons, 36, Turf seller

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406 PM/1845/214


John Simmons, 36, Turf seller


  • 21 Aug 1845-5 Aug 1845 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Turf seller
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1845
Date of death: 5 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Poisoned thumb. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the palm of the hand and forearm. Ulceration of anterior interosseous artery
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Thumb); Inflammation (Hand, arm); Ulcer (Arm)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, who was a turf seller, and had lately abstained altogether from any beer or spiritous liquors, had as he said five days previously poisoned his thumb. When admitted the arm was much swollen and tense but without any redness of the skin’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right superior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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No in register 1845: 2078

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