Patient Case Study: Stokes, William

In-patient, 1855


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 3393 Date admitted 1 Nov 1855
Name Stokes, William Renewed
Age 64 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Labourer Disease Cancer of lip
Parish Fifehead Magdalen Discharged 22 Nov 1855
Recommended by Sturminster Union Outcome Cured
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. “EXCISION OF MALIGNANT TUMOURS. … Case 12.–A man, aged 64, under the care of Mr. Curme in the Dorset Hospital, on account of cancer of the lip of three years’ duration. Excision. Recovery.” [Statistical report of the principle operations performed during the half-year ending December, 1855. Medical Times & Gazette, 1856, new series, vol. 12, pp. 462-63]