Item 111 - George Cooper, 30, [Occupation not stated]

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406 PM/1849/111


George Cooper, 30, [Occupation not stated]


  • 29 May 1849-29 May 1849 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1849
Date of death: 29 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured laminae, spinous process & bodies of the 5th, 6th cervical vertebrae. Laceration of the cord. Congested lungs & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Spine); Congestion (Lungs, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted at 2 1/4am, with what was presumed to be fracture of the cervical portion of the vertebral column. He had also fracture of the lower fourth of the right femur & a wound of the integument at the upper part of the forehead. He had been drinking largely during the preceding day & went to bed intoxicated, but awoke during the night & fancied he heard thieves breaking into the house, whereupon he got out on the roof & in leaning over the parapet, lost his balance, & fell into the street below, a distance of 40ft’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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The case continues in PM/1849/110

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No in register 1849: 1395

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