Patient Case Study: Wellman, Ambrose

In-patient, 1851, 1855 & 1866

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RECORD

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 2071 Date admitted 9 Oct 1851
Name Wellman, Ambrose Renewed
Age 29 Under whose care Dr. Cowdell
Occupation Labourer Disease Genl. paralysis
Parish Woodsford Discharged 4 Dec 1851
Recommended by Mr. Kerslake Outcome In statu quo
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1

 

Hospital Bath Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number Date admitted 13 Jan 1852
Name Wellman, Ambrose Renewed
Age Under whose care
Occupation Disease Paralysis
Parish Woodsford Discharged 8 Apr 1852
Recommended by Outcome Relieved
Source Bath Record Office, Bath Hospital, management committee minutes 1850-57, 0386/1/20, p. 152

 

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 3373 Date admitted 12 Oct 1855
Name Welman, Ambrose Renewed
Age 33 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Carter Disease Sprain of ankle
Parish Woodsford Discharged 25 Oct 1855
Recommended by Mrs. Middleton Outcome Cured
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 7065 Date admitted 26 Feb 1866
Name Wellman, Ambs. Renewed
Age 40 Under whose care Mr. Tudor
Occupation Carrier Disease Fracture of leg
Parish Woodsford Discharged 5 Apr 1866
Recommended by Admitted as accident Outcome Cured
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1859-67, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/2

 

CASE HISTORY

  1. “The following is a list of the patients discharged from the Bath Hospital during the last month … RELIEVED. … Ambrose Wellman, Woodsford, Dorset, … paralysis.” [Bath Chronicle, 27/05/1852, p. 4]
  1. “ACCIDENTS.–Two accidents, though not of a very serious nature, have been admitted into the Dorset County Hospital.  Ambrose Wellman, a carrier, of Woodsford, with broken leg from a fall, … Both are progressing favourably.” [Sherborne Mercury, 27/02/1866, p. 5]
  1. 1881 census – Ambrose Wellman, formerly ag lab, cripple, aged 60, unmarried, born Woodsford, head of the family living at Woodsford, with sister, Rebecca Wellman, cripple, aged 52, unmarried, and brother Benjamin Wellman, formerly ag lab, cripple, aged 48, unmarried. [The National Archives, 1881 census, RG11/2112, folio 81, p. 10]

 

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