Item 378 - John Pearce, 35, Coachman

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406 PM/1891/378


John Pearce, 35, Coachman


  • 3 Sep 1891-17 Oct 1891 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1891
Date of death: 17 Oct 1891
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of the liver. Ascites. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Peritoneum); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'There was no family history of phthisis. The patient had rheumatic fever at the age of 17, but with this exception his health was very good till the summer of 1890, when being in Spain, he took to drinking heavily of the wines of the country. In the autumn he had a severe attack of diarrhoea lasting 10 days. The same drinking habits were continued in 1891, and in addition he took spirits in the morning. For 4 or 5 months he had been liable to morning sickness. For 5 or 6 weeks the abdomen had been swelling, and there had been free diarrhoea'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

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No in register 1891: 1575

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