Item 63 - James Hawkins, 31, Carter

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GB 406 PM/1849/63

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James Hawkins, 31, Carter

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  • 4 Apr 1849-9 Apr 1849 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Carter
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1849
Date of death: 9 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Extravasation of blood in spinal canal. Laceration of anterior portion of cord. Fractured sternum. Pneumonia. Semi-purulent fluid in hilus of left kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Extravasation (Spinal canal); Laceration (Spinal cord); Fracture (Sternum); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, who was a carter, while standing at the tail of his cart with the tail-board down, was thrown backwards into the street by the horse making a sudden start. In the fall he was thrown on his back against the ground, but the chief part of the blow was sustained by the lower cervical & upper dorsal vertebra & left shoulder. The accident occurred at 2pm on the 2nd of April. He was perfectly sober at the time, when picked up was not insensible. He was carried home & attended by a medical man in Westminster who found him palsied in the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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  • English

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The case continues in PM/1849/58 and PM/1849/61

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No in register 1849: 889

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