Item 199a - Robert Watts, 37, [No occupation stated]

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406 PM/1851/199a


Robert Watts, 37, [No occupation stated]


  • 14 Sep 1851 - 6 Oct 1851 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1851
Date of death: 6 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound followed by sloughing. Symptoms of compression of brain [?], attributable to the formation of pus within the cranium. Trephining resorted to. Pus & ‘lymphy gradation’, fluid between the dura mater & bone, also in arachnoid cavity, & among the meshes of pia mater. Also in cavity & of orbit & frontal sinuses. Secondary lobular pneumonia & hepatitis
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Suppuration (Scalp, brain); Trephining (Skull); Pneumonia (Lungs); Hepatitis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was first seen as an out-patient. He had had a glass thrown at him in some drunken quarrel which had inflicted a pretty severe wound on the fore part of his scalp. There was a good deal of bleeding’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident / violence

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The case continues in PM/1851/122

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For preparation of a part of the calvaria showing the ‘trephining’, vide Museum Catalogue A.a.108. Also (J.a.29) XXIV.d.I for preparation of the dura mater &c

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