Item 20 - Mary Driscoll, Housekeeper

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Mary Driscoll, Housekeeper


  • 8 Jan 1870 - 15 Jan 1871 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1870
Date of death: 15 Jan 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Atheroma. Cardiac hypertrophy & dilatation. Apoplexy of pons Varolii. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Heart); Stroke (Brain); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This woman, who had complained for a long time of severe occipital pain, had a fit the day before her admission followed by loss of power on the right side. There was right hemiplegia on admission. No distinct facial paralysis, but the movements of the tongue were performed with much difficulty & her speech, though quite sensible, was thick or hesitating’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation, cerebrum

Type of incident: n/a

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  • English

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No in register 1871: 26

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Vid preparation Series VIII.15.a (brain)

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