Item 259 - George Matson, 41, Platelayer

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GB 406 PM/1878/259

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George Matson, 41, Platelayer

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  • 26 Aug 1878-17 Sep 1878 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Platelayer
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1878
Date of death: 17 Sep 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs, compound fracture of forearm; weak heart; clotting in the pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Arm); Disease (Heart); Pulmonary embolism (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted on Aug [August] 26th with Compd Fract [Compound Fracture] of radius and fractd [fractured] Ribs, the consequence of a Railway accident. He did remarkably well and nothing of notes occurred till Sep [September] 18th when at 7 p.m., as he was talking cheerfully to a fellow patient his breathing suddenly became very difficult – Face became blue and swollen – A few convulsive struggles and he became comatose. In five months he was dead'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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  • English

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No in register 1878: 1240

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