Item 197 - Patrick Duggan, 59, Labourer

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GB 406 PM/1878/197


Patrick Duggan, 59, Labourer


  • 23 Apr 1878-14 Jul 1878 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1878
Date of death: 14 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic cancer
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No history of heritable disease in the family: one sister had had 'fits'. Previous history of good health and temperance: not fond of fat. Quite well till the end of July 1877, when he noticed a lump in the R. [Right] hypochondrium. Nine weeks later he was attacked suddenly with stabbing pain in the L. [Left[ flank, and weakness: he had to give up work at once. Two of three days later the appetite failed: cough and dyspnoea commenced gradually and steadily increased. In the course of another fortnight pain extended to the upper part of chest and L. [Left] shoulder. Early in December the tumour became painful: and some lumps formed in the skin. Early in January, the pain in the tumour became severe: pain appeared also in R. [Right] flank: the bowels, hitherto regular became costive. He began to lose flesh early in March'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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No in register 1878: 442

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