Item 52 - Sarah Schofield, 30, Married woman

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406 PM/1861/52

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Sarah Schofield, 30, Married woman

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  • 13 Feb 1861-20 Feb 1861 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Married woman
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1861
Date of death: 20 Feb 1861
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of skull. Arachinitis
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Skull); Arachnoiditis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission she was struck on the head by a shovel. She was knocked down and was rendered unconscious for a few minutes. She lost a considerable amount of blood. She went to Middlesex Hospital when on examination a scalp wound exposing bone was discovered. Three days after the injury she had rigor followed by sweating and fever. A week after the accident the right fore arm became swollen and red, with inability to extend the fingers.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen. The uterus contained a foetus, about 5 months old
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

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No in Register of 1861: 229

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