Item 75 - Sarah Purdy, 31, [No occupation stated]

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406 PM/1851/75


Sarah Purdy, 31, [No occupation stated]


  • 27 Nov 1850 - 11 Apr 1851 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1850
Date of death: 11 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys which were enlarged & occupied by considerable light yellowish substance. Peritonitis. Enlarged & congested liver. Pleurisy on left side. Left lung in state of chronic pneumonia at lower part. Both lungs congested. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'A married woman whose last child was born 6 years ago, in whom the menstrual periods had been becoming irregular for more than 12 months, and had now been entirely absent for 3 months, presented herself for admission with a pale rather bloated face & puffy eyelids. She stated that her legs had been swollen now for 12 weeks, and that the abdomen had become enlarged about a month afterwards’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues in PM/1851/88 and PM/1851/82

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No in register 1850: 2714

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