Item 108 - Elizabeth Joyce, 41, Married

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406 PM/1878/108


Elizabeth Joyce, 41, Married


  • 13 Feb 1878-12 Apr 1878 (Creation)

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  • Occupation or role: Married
    Gender: Female
    Age: 41
    Date of admission: 13 Feb 1878
    Date of death: 12 Apr 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis: pulmonary oedema
    Disease (standardised): Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Oedema (Lung);
    Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Byam, W.
    Medical notes: 'History. Rheumatic fever 16 yrs. [years] before admission: four attacks in the following 12 years, all following parturitn [Parturition]. Subject to diarrhoea: very subject to sick headaches: had lived badly from 23 to 36: had a strong disgust to fat: diaphoresis habitually profuse. The last attacks of rheumatic fever began about Xmas 1873: she was in bed till the middle of March 1874: From that time she suffered from palpitation on the least exertion. The pains lasted till Mar. [March] 1875, and returned every time she tried to work. At the end of Oct. [October] 1877 she was suddenly ceased [sic] with cardiac pain, increased on movement: hepatic and epigastric pains occurring at irregular intervals and persistent vomiting. The skin became yellow, the bowels costive. A week later the legs swelled and the perspiration[?] increased. Vomiting continued every five minutes for five weeks: after that about twice or thrice a day after meals, pain being increased by the ingestion of food'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, ascites
    Illustrations: Yes
    Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1878/107

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No in register 1878: 228

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