Item 260 - William Bryden, 53, [Occupation not stated]

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406 PM/1849/260


William Bryden, 53, [Occupation not stated]


  • 28 Oct 1849-27 Dec 1849 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Oct 1849
Date of death: 27 Dec 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured base of the skull 3 months’ duration, irregular deposit of new bone. False membrane on the internal surface of the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); False membrane (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man fell down a flight of stairs while in a state of intoxication & was picked up completely insensible, having inflicted a scalp wound on the outer side of the right frontal eminence exposing the bone. The wound was dressed by a surgeon & he was put to bed, but nothing further was done. On the following day, about 12 hours after the accident, he was admitted into the hospital, still insensible’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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The case continues in PM/1849/249 and PM/1849/255

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No in register 1849: 2711

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Preparation of cranium, I.34

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