Item 160 - James Davy, 21, [No occupation stated]

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GB 406 PM/1844/160


James Davy, 21, [No occupation stated]


  • 24 Jul 1844-25 Jul 1844 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1844
Date of death: 25 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Asphyxia from drowning. Lungs loaded with red, frothy serum and lacerable. Bronchial membrane much congested. Marks of a blow at the back part of the head.
Disease (standardised): Asphyxia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: Whilst bathing in the Serpentine, a little before 9 o’clock in the evening, he became frightened and sank, remaining under the water between three and four minutes, when he was picked up and taken to the receiving house of the Royal Humane Society.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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No in Register of 1844: 1870

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