Item 173 - Michael Hopkins, 28, Coachman

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406 PM/1851/173


Michael Hopkins, 28, Coachman


  • 6 Aug 1851 - 23 Aug 1851 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1851
Date of death: 23 Aug 1851
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic fever (?), followed by inflammation of the synovial membrane of left shoulder joint. Ulceration of & deposit of purulent fluid in mucous membrane of larynx. Deposits of pus also at the surface of both lungs & in the right testicle
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic fever (Systemic); Inflammation (Shoulder); Ulcer (Larynx); Suppuration (Larynx, lungs, testicle)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: 'He was admitted on account of pain, supposed to be rheumatic, in the left shoulder, having been under treatment for the previous fortnight for rheumatic pain. The disease followed shortly after an exposure to cold & wet in the course of his employment (that of a coachman): he appeared to have been of intemperate habits & had laboured for some years under a winter cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left shoulder joint, thorax, larynx, abdomen, scrotum, testes

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No in register 1851: 1972

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Preparation of the larynx, vide Museum Catalogue (H.19) Series XV, Subseries 6e, No 6. For preparation of the testes, vide Museum Catalogue V.59

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