Item 352 - Violet Sheldrake, 6 months, [Child of] Deal porter

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406 PM/1888/352

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Violet Sheldrake, 6 months, [Child of] Deal porter

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  • 11 Aug 1888-28 Sep 1888 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Child of] Deal porter
Age: 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1888
Date of death: 28 Sep 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diarrhoea. Purpura. Marasmus (Phosphorus poisoning?)
Disease (standardised): Diarrhoea; Purpura (Skin); Protein-energy malnutrition; Poisoning
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child was well till August 3rd when she began to vomit. She was treated at the Victoria Hospital, but she continued to have occasional attacks of vomiting. Two or three days before the patient came to the hospital she began to suffer from jaundice… On enquiry being made as to the possibility of phosphorus poisoning the child’s mother said she had left phosphorus paste on bread in different parts of the room, but she did not think the infant eat it’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, lungs, heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, tongue, glands

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No in register 1888: 1279

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