Item 295 - James Eagle, 38, Undertaker's assistant

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406 PM/1881/295

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James Eagle, 38, Undertaker's assistant

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  • 12 Sep 1881-14 Sep 1881 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Undertaker's assistant
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1881
Date of death: 14 Sep 1881
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Suppuration
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Suppuration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His previous life, so far as his wife was aware, was healthy with the exception of an attack of rheumatic fever 16 years ago. Since then he has been in active employment as an undertaker's assistant. No history of headache or nervous symptoms. His 7 children were in good health. Five days before admission he began to complain of pains in his thighs but he was able to go on with his work for two days & then a slight headache grew rapidly severe & he vomited abundantly & became delirious on the evening of the same day and has remained since in quiet busy delirium'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain

Type of incident: n/a

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No in register 1881: 1116

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