Patient Case Study: Miller, Sarah

In-patient, 1850 & out-patient, 1850 & 1852

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RECORD

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 1648 Date admitted 17 Apr 1850
Name Miller, Sarah Renewed
Age 38 Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Lab[ourer]’s wife Disease Extensive laceration of right leg, requir[in]g amp[utatio]n
Parish Stratton Discharged 29 Jun 1850
Recommended by Admitted as accident Outcome Made O[ut] P[atient]
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 Out-patient
Number 3212 Date admitted 4 Jul 1850
Name Miller, Sarah Renewed
Age 37 Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Lab[ourer]’s wife Disease Tenderness of amputated stump
Parish Muckleford Discharged [blank]
Recommended by Late I[n] P[atient] Outcome Non attend[ance]
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital out-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/1/1

 

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type Out-patient
Number 3783 Date admitted 1 Jan 1852
Name Miller, Sarah Renewed 8 Mar by Revd. H. B. Williams; 8 May by Mr. Francis Pope
Age 40 Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Lab[ourer]’s wife Disease Exfoliation of bone from stump
Parish Bradford Discharged [no date] Oct 1852
Recommended by H. N. Middleton Esqre. Outcome Cured
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital out-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/1/1

 

OTHER SOURCES

  1. “SHOCKING ACCIDENT. – A poor woman named Sarah Miller, in the employ of Mr. Cox, at Muckleford, whilst attending a thrashing machine, on Wednesday afternoon, unfortunately slipped down, and one of her feet was caught between the beaters. The foot was completely torn off, and the leg was shockingly splintered as far as the knee. The unfortunate woman was immediately removed to the hospital, where the limb was amputated.” [Sherborne Mercury, 23/04/1850, p. 4]