Patient Case Study: Parsons, Mary Ann

In-patient, 1854 & 1856

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RECORD

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 2824 Date admitted 26 Jan 1854
Name Parsons, M. A. Renewed
Age 11 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Labourer’s daughter Disease Dis[ease] of knee
Parish Bradford Abbas Discharged 1 Mar 1854
Recommended by Revd. Robt. Grant 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 3523 Date admitted 8 Mar 1856
Name Parsons, Mary Ann Renewed 8 May by Winchester Coll[ege]. 2nd time by Winchester Coll[ege]
Age 12 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Lab[ourer]’s daughter Disease Dis[ease] of knee joint
Parish B[radford] Abbas Discharged 4 Aug 1856
Recommended by Revd. R. Grant Outcome Cured
Note There is no date for the second ticket renewal but it would have been around Jun 1856
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1

 

CASE HISTORY

  1. “AMPUTATIONS. Of the Thigh. … Case 6.–Mr. Curme.–A girl, aged 12, in very feeble health from the effects of disease of the knee-joint. The disease had first occurred two years ago, but had been subdued by treatment, and had relapsed. Amputation. Recovery.” [Statistical report of the principle operations performed during the first half-year of 1856. Medical Times & Gazette, 1856, vol. 2, p. 344]
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