Item 130 - Thomas Harris, 42, Pastry-cook’s man

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406 PM/1851/130


Thomas Harris, 42, Pastry-cook’s man


  • 20 Jun 1851 - 22 Jun 1851 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Pastry-cook’s man
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1851
Date of death: 22 Jun 1851
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels & glands of arm & axilla. ‘Wet brain’. Distension of the ventricles by fluid. Congestion of the various viscera
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (Brain); Inflammation (Arm, armpit); Disease (Brain); Congestion (Internal organs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient was a pastry-cook’s man, had formerly been of very intemperate habits, but had lately lived more regularly, tho’ he had not altogether reformed. Two days before his admission he was cleansing copper saucepans as usual with oil of vitriol, & having an abrasion of the finger, some of the acid irritated it, forming a sore. The next day red lines were observed to lead up the arm from the finger to the axilla’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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No in register 1851: 1626

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