Item 244 - Philip Birch, 25, Gentleman’s servant

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GB 406 PM/1847/244

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Philip Birch, 25, Gentleman’s servant

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  • 24 Nov 1847-7 Dec 1847 (Creation)

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Occupation or role: Gentleman’s servant
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1847
Date of death: 07 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Operation of trephining. Extensive abscess of brain. Sloughing of dura mater. Softening of septum lucidum. Bloody extravasation into pleurae. Congestion of lungs.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Trephining (Skull); Abscess (Brain); Sloughing (Brain); Softening (Brain); Extravasation (Pleura);Congestion (Lung)

Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission this man was seen by the House Surgeon with a scalp wound which had been inflicted by a shovel on the left side of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and thorax
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

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  • English

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The case continues on PM/1847/237, PM/1847/245 and PM/1847/247

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No in Register of 1847: 2980

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406

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