Item 184 - Samuel Witchlow, 32, Potman

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406 PM/1849/184


Samuel Witchlow, 32, Potman


  • 8 Sep 1849-8 Sep 1849 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1849
Date of death: 8 Sep 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Vessels of the meninges loaded with blood. Brain wet & soft. Kidneys congested & softened
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Disease (Brain, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'It was difficult to obtain any history of the commencement of this man’s illness. It was only ascertained that he was a potman belonging to a public house in the neighbourhood, & had been taken ill on the 4th inst when he was carried to the work house, that they had found him rather unmanageable there, and were sending him to a lunatic asylum, when he was seized with some sort of fit on the way, and was brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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  • English

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No in register 1849: 2292

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