Item 124 - Joseph Springhall, 36, Gardener

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Joseph Springhall, 36, Gardener


  • 28 May 1851 - 16 Jun 1851 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1851
Date of death: 16 Jun 1851
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Double aortic bruit. Extravasation of blood into the substance of the lung. Heart hypertrophied & dilated, & with fibrinous & calcareous concretions on aortic & mitral valves, these[?] being readily removed. Enlarged & congested liver. Soft ‘block’ in spleen
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Lungs); Bruit (Aorta); Extravasation (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man, whose occupation was that of a gardener, said that he had been ill ever since October. His illness had begun with cough & shortness of breath, brought on as he believed, by being wet through on one occasion. Latterly he had been losing flesh & spitting blood, and only a fortnight before admission his legs had begun to swell. He was a man of dissipated habits which he alleged were due to the necessity for drinking beer when employed in the hothouse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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No in register 1851: 1377

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