Patient Case Study: Randel, Robert

In-patient, 1855


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 3323 Date admitted 17 Aug 1855
Name Randel, Robert Renewed 11 Oct by W. D. Tapp Esqre.
Age Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Farmer’s son Disease Calculus vesicae
Parish Piddletrenthide Discharged 25 Oct 1855
Recommended by Mr. John Fitch Outcome Cured
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. “LITHOTOMY. Case 1.–A boy, aged 5, in poor health, under the care of Mr. Tapp, in the Dorset Hospital. A long oval stone, weighing five drachms and a-half, was removed by the usual operation. The symptoms had been severe. Recovered.” [Statistical report of the principle operations performed during the half-year ending December, 1855. Medical Times & Gazette, 1856, new series, vol. 12, p. 363]