Item 32 - Frederick Douglass, 24, [No occupation stated]

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406 PM/1848/32


Frederick Douglass, 24, [No occupation stated]


  • 22 Feb 1848-23 Feb 1848 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1848
Date of death: 23 Feb 1848
Disease (transcribed): Extensive burn of inside of mouth. Sloughing. Secondary haemorrhage from carotid. Ligature to common carotid.
Disease (standardised): Burn (Mouth); Sloughing (Mouth); Haemorrhage (Arteries); Ligature (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man on the 20th of February, while in a state of intoxication, laid a wager that he would hold a red hot poker between his teeth which he accordingly did, but overbalancing himself, he fell forward on the poker, by which the back of the throat and tongue became severely burnt.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mouth, fauces and throat
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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The case continues on PM/1848/36

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No in Register of 1848: 411

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