SAMUEL CONNOR - HELP WITH DECIPERING MEDICAL WORD

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  1. BernardOC

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    Samul Connor per Ancestry Record was admitted to the Dreadnought Seamans Hospital Admissions and Discharges, London on 7 March 1865. and .discharged on 13 April 1865

    The nature of his complaint is difficult to read on the register. Can anyone look up and help?

    Samuel was born 1843 Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland.
     
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I cannot work it out - so have snipped it for others who do not have access to try.
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  3. Flook

    Flook A True Gentleman

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    In 1861 he had Ague

    In 1865 (Sy. Lichen) would appear to be some sort of dermatological problem. Sy seems to be shorthand for 'syndrome' and so ''Syndrome Lichen' appears to mean a skin condition commonly called 'lichen'. There seem to be several types, 'Lichen planus' appears to be a common one but there are others.

    N.B. E&OE - I am not a medical man!!
     
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  4. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    A New Medical Dictionary by George Milbury Gould 1890
    Sycoma: a condition characterised by warty or fig like exrescenses on the soft tissue of the body.
    Sycosis (like a fig) : Acne metagra, Ficosis, Lichen Menti. Chronic primary inflammation of the follicles of the biary (?) parts of the face.
     
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    Sounds gruesome!!!!
     
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    Looks like bad luck being in Hospital twice in 4 years.
    It seems that the vessels he crewed on carried general cargoes Coastwise between North East Ports to London. The conditions would have been appalling.
     

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