Item 75 - Alexander McDonald, 17, [Occupation not stated]

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406 PM/1858/75


Alexander McDonald, 17, [Occupation not stated]


  • 17 Mar 1858-20 Mar 1858 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1858
Date of death: 20 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Phthisis. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This lad was brought to the hospital in a state which showed that he had been very much neglected. He was then in a dying state, quite delirious, & unable to give any account of his feelings. It appeared that before Christmas he had been in University College Hospital with remittent(?) fever. After leaving the hospital in January he came home & never seemed to rally thoroughly, creeping about the house & existing rather than living. He had no nurse to attend upon him & was consequently in an extremely filthy condition’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a


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No in register 1858: 643

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