Item 54 - Thomas Fairhead, 36, Soldier

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406 PM/1848/54

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Thomas Fairhead, 36, Soldier

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  • 14 Mar 1848-18 Mar 1848 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1848
Date of death: 18 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Enormous distention of sigmoid flexure of rectum. Extensive ulceration of large intestine. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Distention (Rectum); Ulcer (Intestines); Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient had suffered repeated attacks of Dysentery in the West Indies from the year 1830 to 1839. He then returned to England and remained in tolerable health up to the year 1845 when while stationed in Ireland he was again attacked with his old complaint and suffered again severely the following year.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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The case continues on PM/1848/53

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No in Register of 1848: 568

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