Major surgical procedures remained few but were often reported in the local newspaper, such as the removal of a kidney stone in this quote from the Royal Cornwall Gazette, 22 December 1827.
The type of cases being treated at the hospital at this time were fevers, ulcers, chest infections, rheumatism, contusions, fractures, abscesses, tumours, dislocations, colic, haemorrhages, palsies, cancers and wounds of various types.
It is likely that a higher proportion of admissions were due to injury or accident in the mines.
“The operation of Lithotomy (removal of a stone from the bladder) was again performed at the Cornwall Infirmary on Friday 12th instant, upon a poor man named William Uren. The stone extracted weighed 5ozs 3 drams and its largest circumference measured 7 inches and a quarter. The patient is doing very well.”