Item 185 - Alice Cooper, 2, [Child of] Packer

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GB 406 PM/1888/185


Alice Cooper, 2, [Child of] Packer


  • 21 May 1888-22 May 1888 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Child of] Packer
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 May 1888
Date of death: 22 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy
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 came from 7X Peabody Building, Ebury Bridge. The mother did not know that any cases had lately occurred there. There was no history of infection. A child belonging to the same family died some years before of ‘diphtheria and congestion of the lungs’. The disease was acquired at the same address & whilst living there (In 1885 there were many cases of diphtheria at Peabody Building. This was the first case which came to St George’s 1888, another came in June)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pharynx, tonsils, larynx, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, mesenteric glands

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  • English

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No in register 1888: 811

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