Catalogue description Folio 8: case no 26, George Dann, aged 17, seaman; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt,...

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Folio 8: case no 26, George Dann, aged 17, seaman; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, vulnus et luxatio, fell from the main rigging into the waist of the quarter deck and struck his head on a belaying pin, died almost instantly. On examining the body there were two contused wounds on the occiput bone but no fracture detected, there was a profuse hemorrhage from ears and nose evidently indicating the fracture of the base of the skull; put on sick list 10 August 1848, died 10 August 1848.

Folio 8: case no 27, William Linguard, aged 35, soldier; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, vulnus, he was on the quarter deck when the above accident occurred and received a severe blow across the shoulder and spine from the seaman [George Dann] in his fall from aloft caused inability to move with excruciating pain. There was no fracture but a violent contusion a cross the dorsal vertebrae; put on sick list 10 August 1848, discharged 18 August 1848 to duty.

Folio 8: case no 28, James MacNamara, aged 19, soldier; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, febris intermittens (Quotidiana); put on sick list 18 August 1848, discharged 24 August 1848 to duty.

Folio 8: case no 29, William Thomson, aged 27, prisoner; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, febris intermittens (Quotidiana); put on sick list 18 August 1848, discharged 4 September 1848 cured.

Folios 8-9: case no 30, Thomas Rule, aged 18, soldier; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 23 August 1848, discharged 24 September 1848 to duty.

Folio 9: case no 31, James Whelan, aged 26, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 24 August 1848, discharged 3 September 1848 cured.

Folio 9: case no 32, John Lindley, aged 19, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, phthisis, complained for sometime of cough in the night with hectic sweats [which] produced gradual emaciation, now complains of pain across the chest with urgent cough - dry expectoration; put on sick list 31 August 1848, died 10 September 1848 at 7:30.

Folio 9: case no 33, John Williams, aged 30, convict (of Colour); taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, cynanche (tonsil.); put on sick list 9 September 1848, discharged 18 September 1848 cured.

Folios 9-10: case no 34, George Broadbent, aged 19, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, dysenteria, pain across the abdomen with frequent calls to stool, tenesmus and tormina and much straining at stool, stools scanty; put on sick list 15 September 1848, discharged 7 November 1848 cured.

Folio 10: case no 35, Thomas Conboy, aged 22, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, ophthalmia, the right eye is highly inflamed, swollen and painful, eyelids turgid, conjunctiva enlarged - followed by a burning sensation with copious watery secretion of eyes; put on sick list 15 September 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Colonial Hospital.

Folios 10-11: case no 36, H McCaul, aged 19, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea, frequent purging of bowels, watery [with] violent tenesmus, spasmodis twitches of abdomen; put on sick list 20 September 1848, discharged 7 October 1848 cured.

Folio 11: case no 37, Jeremiah Maher, aged 20, soldier; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 20 September 1848, discharged 25 September 1848 to duty.

Folio 11: case no 38, Hugh McCallum, aged 20, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 22 September 1848, discharged 28 September 1848 cured.

Folio 11: case no 39, Edward Buckingham, aged 20, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 26 September 1848, discharged 2 October 1848 cured.

Folio 11: case no 40, George Rice, aged 19, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, dysenteria; put on sick list 26 September 1848, discharged 26 October 1848 cured.

Folio 11: case no 41, John Sayer, aged 36, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, apoplexia, he was employed as chief hospital nurse, the surgeon was reported by the other assistant of their inability to rouse him, in which after the surgeon found him cold and lifeless in his hammock. According to the surgeon the patient some weeks ago had an attack of fever of a low lingering type of which he partially recovered; put on sick list 26 September 1848, died [26?] September 1848.

Folio 11: case no 42, Antonio Rogers, aged 36, seaman (of Colour); taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, apoplexia, his messmates having called him to turn out to breakfast he was found to be lifeless in his hammock; put on sick list 30 September 1848, died 30 September 1848.

Folio 11: case no 43, George Best, aged 20, seaman; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 30 September 1848, discharged 19 October 1848 to duty.

Folio 12: case no 44, Thomas Jackson, aged 21, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 2 October 1848, discharged 11 October 1848 cured.

Folio 12: case no 45, John MacKie, aged 28, seaman; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 4 October 1848, discharged 10 October 1848 to duty.

Folio 12: case no 46, Thomas Ford, aged 23, soldier; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 9 October 1848, discharged 14 October 1848 to duty.

Folio 12: case no 47, John White, aged 24, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 11 October 1848, discharged 14 October 1848 cured.

Folio 12: case no 48, John MacKay, aged 32, ship’s carpenter; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea; put on sick list 14 October 1848, discharged 17 October 1848 to duty.

Folio 12: case no 49, John Williams, aged 30, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, syphilis, complained of pricking pains of throat in swallowing with headache and deafness, there was a foul ulcerous speck on both sides of the throat, had venereal sores 2 years ago; put on sick list 20 October 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Hospital at Hobart Town.

Folio 12: case no 50, Philip Heathcot, aged 26, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, scorbutus, complained of pain of right knee which was swollen, contracted and discoloured; put on sick list 24 October 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Hospital at Hobart Town.

Folio 12: case no 51, Andrew Aitken, aged 27, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, scorbutus, the left thigh was much discoloured, gums tender, general health good; put on sick list 27 October 1848, discharged 7 November 1848 cured.

Folio 12: case no 52, Joseph Beer, aged 50, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea (chron.); put on sick list 1 November 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Hospital at Hobart Town.

Folio 12: case no 53, John Ball, aged 24, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, diarrhoea (chron.); put on sick list 1 November 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Hospital at Hobart Town.

Folio 12: case no 54, Philip Tomes, aged 19, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, ophthalmia, on the right eye red turgid and painful, conjunctiva constant watery with secretion; put on sick list 11 November 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Hospital at Hobart Town.

Folio 12: case no 55, James Groves, aged 50, convict; taken ill at sea; sick or hurt, ophthalmia, both eyes were much inflamed and painful, eyelids swollen with copious secretion; put on sick list 11 November 1848, sent 14 November 1848 to Hospital at Hobart Town.

Folio 13: nosological return of cases mentioned in the journal.

Date: 1848
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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