Item 17 - George Simpson, 42, Navigator and well sinker

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406 PM/1846/17

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George Simpson, 42, Navigator and well sinker

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  • 3 Sep 1845-15 Jan 1846 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Navigator and well sinker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1845
Date of death: 15 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Sloughs on back. Slight softening and increased vascularity of the dorsal part of the spinal chord. Fluid in there and in subarachnoid tissue. Exostoses of cranium. Suppuration in front of larynx. Pneumonia. Heart dilated. Aorta atheromatous and calcareous
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Back); Disease (Spinal cord); Effusion (Spinal cord, Brain); Exostoses (Skull); Suppuration (Larynx); Pneumonia (Lung);Disease (Heart) ; Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted labouring under partial paralysis of the lower extremities, which began shortly after he began work as a well sinker and had to stand nearly up to his middle in water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal chord, cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues on PM/1846/11

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No in Register of 1845: 2192

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