Item 5 - William Adsell, 24, Policeman

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406 PM/1888/5


William Adsell, 24, Policeman


  • 3 Jan 1888-5 Jan 1888 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1888
Date of death: 5 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of the vermiform appendix. Abscess behind the caecum. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Abscess (Cecum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship and Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'Some fifteen months before coming here the man had had an attack of constipation lasting 5 days. At that time he vomited much. With that exception he had always been quite well up to Dec 30 when he partook of liver & pastry for dinner. On that evening he began to feel some dragging pain about the umbilicus. Had porridge for supper’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1888/9

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No in register 1888: 11

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