Item 336 - Helena Bentley, 27, Parlourmaid

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406 PM/1894/336


Helena Bentley, 27, Parlourmaid


  • 3 Nov 1894-6 Nov 1894 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1894
Date of death: 6 Nov 1894
Disease (transcribed): Subdiaphragmatic abscess - from perforation of Gastic ulcer
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'For five years this patient had suffered from pain in the epigastrium and between the shoulders after food - She occasionally vomited after food. No history of haematemesis - A fortnight ago she was attacked with severe pain in abdomen and back and this was followed by swelling of the belly. The pain came on suddenly and was so severe as to make her faint - On admission she was found to be an emaciated woman breathing somewhat quickly and complaining of pain and swelling in the stomach'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a


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The case continues in PM/1894/332

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No in register 1894: 1705

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'Appendix placed in Müller's fluid, unopened'

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