Item 102 - John Merrick, 55, Shoemaker

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GB 406 PM/1878/102

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John Merrick, 55, Shoemaker

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  • 1 Jan 1878-8 Apr 1878 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1878
Date of death: 8 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous cancer of the head of the Pancreas; biliary obstruction
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas); Obstruction (Biliary tract);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. One brother died of cancer in the throat. Patient never robust: appetite moderate: digestion naturally sound: no idiosyncrasy. Diaphoresis profuse: very temperate man. Otherwise healthy. Costiveness of bowels, open only twice or thrice a week, for 15 yrs [years]: nausea accompanying constipation. Urine high coloured from Feb. [February] 1877: icterus and pale faeces from a fortnight later. Wasting since April or May. Bowels costive as usual : several attacks of diarrhoea for a day or two'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, stomach
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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No in register 1878: 2

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