Patient Case Study: Lucas, George

In-patient, 1858 & 1859

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RECORD

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 4151 Date admitted 7 Jan 1858
Name Lucas, George Renewed 4 Mar & 29 Apr by J. Trenchard Esqre.
Age 10 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Shepherd Disease Dis[ease] of knee
Parish Osmington Discharged 24 Jun 1858
Recommended by J. Trenchard Esqre. Outcome Relieved
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1

 

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 4467 Date admitted 6 Jan 1859
Name Lucas, George Renewed 6 Mar by J. J. Trenchard Esqre. 21 Apr & 16 Jun by Mr. Wood. 18 Aug by Rev. H. P. Cambridge. 13 Dec by H. Cambridge Esqre.
Age 11 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Disease Scrofulous disease of knee joint
Parish Osmington Discharged 10 Nov 1859
Recommended by Mr. Edward Wood Outcome Cured
Note The discharge date precedes the last ticket renewal date
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1

 

CASE HISTORY

  1. “AMPUTATION OF THE THIGH. … Case 6.–The Dorset County Hospital : Mr. Curme.–A boy, aged 12, admitted in January, for strumous disease of the right knee-joint. The disease had existed for six months. The boy was at first treated with a view of obtaining anchyloses ; and he seemed progressing favourably until August [1859], when unfortunately he removed the splints and got out of bed. Inflammation of the joint set in, pus formed and collected in the joint. His health was correspondingly affected, and as he appeared sinking, the limb was removed by the circular operation in the middle third of the thigh. Recovered.” [Statistical report of the principle operations performed during 1859. Medical Times & Gazette, 1860, vol. 1, p. 420]
  1. 1861 census – George Lucas, scholar, cripple, aged 14, born Osmington, living with his family in Osmington village in the home of his father John Lucas, labourer, aged 50. [The National Archives, 1861 census, RG9/1348, folio 83, p. 8]
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