Patient Case Study: Dicker, Jacob

In-patient, 1850

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RECORD

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 1810 Date admitted 21 Nov 1850
Name Dicker, Jacob Renewed
Age 39 Under whose care Mr. Curme
Occupation Labourer Disease Disease of ulna
Parish Sherborne Discharged 27 Dec 1850
Recommended by Mr. G. K. Stanton Outcome Relieved
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1

 

OTHER SOURCES

  1. Accounts of Medical Officers for operations and midwifery: 23 Oct 1850, Sarah Dicker, of Chetnole, confinement, 10s. Attended by Mr. Turner, the workhouse medical officer. [Dorset History Centre, Guardians’ minute book, Sherborne Union, 8 Feb 1851, BG/SH/A/1/9, p. 398] This shows that Jacob’s wife Sarah gave birth to their son Edward in Sherborne workhouse.
  1. 1851 census – Jacob Dicker, farmer’s lab., aged 41, married, born Hillfield, living at Chetnole. With his wife Sarah (aged 38) and his children John (19), Robert (13), Phillis (11), George (6), Sarah Ann (5) and Edward (aged 5 months). [The National Archives, HO107/1859, folio 80, p. 26]
  1. “The Relieving Officer of the Southern District reported that he had given a provisional Order for the admission of Jacob Dicker, wife and 6 children of [blank] into the [Work]House and the same was approved by the Board.” [Dorset History Centre, Guardians’ minute book, Sherborne Union, 26 Apr 1851, BG/SH/A/1/10, p.33]
  1. Accounts of Medical Officers for operations and midwifery: 26 Feb 1852, Jacob Dicker, of Stockwood, fracture of leg, £3. The treatment was provided by Mr. Turner of the Southern District. [Dorset History Centre, Guardians’ minute book, Sherborne Union, 21 Aug 1852, BG/SH/A/1/10, p. 383]
  1. 1871 census – Jacob Dicker, ag. lab., aged 65, married, disable[d], living at White Hall Rd, Leigh [The National Archives, RG10/2017, folio 35, p. 15]

Comment: This is an example of an individual using both the county hospital and the services of his local Poor Law surgeon. With the ulna disease and broken leg, and the later invalidity, there is the possibility that Dicker had some form of bone weakening condition.

 

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