Item 332 - Edwin Dowden, 28, Plumber

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406 PM/1878/332

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Edwin Dowden, 28, Plumber

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  • 15 Nov 1878-20 Nov 1878 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Plumber
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1878
Date of death: 20 Nov 1878
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse peritoneal cancer. Cancerous stricture in the transverse colon. Gastrotomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abomden); Constriction (Intestines); Operation (Stomach);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'One brother gouty: no other heritable disease in the family. Gonorrhoea and orchitis in 1870: disgust to fat: three or four pints of beer daily. Nothing else worthy of mark in the previous history. Malaise. From Xmas 1877, his appetite was deficient. Wasting. For about 6 mo [months] before admission he had been losing flesh. Pain and constipation. Otherwise he was quite well till 28 days before admission, where he woke with severe pain in the hypogastrium and abdomnen generally; the bowels being confined. […] About a fortnight before admission he suddenly began to vomit clear green'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, artificial anus, cancerous mass, stricture, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1878/293, PM/1878/336 and PM/1878/293

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No in register 1878: 1526

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