Item 12 - Susan Meggs, 41, Cook

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GB 406 PM/1891/12

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Susan Meggs, 41, Cook

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  • 17 Dec 1890-13 Jan 1891 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1890
Date of death: 13 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of lung
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This patient was a cook. She was married, and had borne one child. In Jan 1889 she had rheumatic fever, from which she made a good recovery. In Sept 1889 she brought up blood by the mouth on more than one occasion. This blood was thought to have come from the stomach, but there was no history of gastric pain at any time. At the beginning of 1890 she was attacked by influenza and what was diagnosed by a medical men as pleurisy on the left side'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, abdomen, thorax

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The case continues in PM/1891/15

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No in register 1890: 2151

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Museum specimen 4795, Series VII.76x (mass in chest)

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