Item 104 - John Mercer, 38, Drayman

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406 PM/1851/104


John Mercer, 38, Drayman


  • 13 May 1851 - 17 May 1851 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1851
Date of death: 17 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Pleurisy on the right side, also old tubercular deposit in the apex of right lung. Dislocation of the cartilages of 5th & 6th ribs, from the sternum by a contusion. ‘Wet brain’
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Dislocation (Ribs); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was a drayman & was accidentally jammed in between two drays by which means he received what was thought to be merely a severe contusion on the anterior wall of the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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  • English

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No in register 1851: 1223

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Preparation B.97 in the Museum shows the rupture of the posterior costosternal ligaments

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