Item 97 - James Pidding, 40, Attendant asylum

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GB 406 PM/1878/97


James Pidding, 40, Attendant asylum


  • 11 Mar 1878-3 Apr 1878 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Attendant asylum
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1878
Date of death: 3 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Aortic and mitral stenosis etc.
Disease (standardised): Aortic valve stenosis (Heart); Mitral valve stenosis (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. One sister died of consumption. Scarlatina at 9: 'maltese fever' in 1856: Venereal sore in 1858: no bubo or constl. [constitutional] symptom. A healthy man, without constitutional peculiarity: accustomed to take 2-3 pints of beer daily: spirits on occasions. Subject to coughs for 5 or 6 yrs [years]: Breathing shorter than usual for two. Five weeks before admn [admission], - attacked with cough and pain from the epigastrium to the back, with malaise. After a week, during which he had profuse night sweats, the cough was relieved by treatment. (? diaphoretics) and the pain disappeared, not to return again till admission to St Geo [St George's Hospital]. Urine high coloured and turbid since the cough lessened. Increased cough, dyspnoea, swelling of legs and abdomen, sense of distension after food, and palpitation for a fortnight. Epigastric and interscapular pain returned on admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

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The page contains references to PM/1878/98 (Louisa M. Gardner)

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No in register 1878: 333

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