Patient Case Study: Bowditch, Benjamin

In-patient, 1856


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 3664 Date admitted 21 Aug 1856
Name Bowditch, Benjamn. Renewed
Age 45 Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Reaper Disease Spr[aine]d ankle
Parish Beaminster Discharged 23 Sep 1856
Recommended by Admitted as accident Outcome Cured
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. On 17 March 1859 the Poor Law Guardians for Beaminster received a report from the medical officer on Benjamin Bowditch which diagnosed rheumatism [Dorset History Centre, Beaminster Poor Law Union, Board of Guardians’ minutes 1855-59, BG/BE/A/1/2, p. 329]