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Charles Willis, 22, Chemist’s assistant

Occupation or role: Chemist’s assistant
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1893
Date of death: 27 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by morphia
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This man was brought to the hospital by the police, who reported that he had been found stertorous and insensible in his bedroom in a lodging-house.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, prostate, testes and liver
Type of incident: Suicide?

Charles Rudd, 45, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1893
Date of death: n/a
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull, spine and ribs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Spine); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: Brought in dead. Not seen by Surgical Registrar.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain, spine, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Orchin, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1893
Date of death: 16 May 1893
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Perforation
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Perforation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: It seemed probable that this boy passed through a primary attack of typhoid fever which escaped recognition, and that he was admitted in the early days of a relapse in which the symptoms were more severe.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, kidneys, lungs, pericardium and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Charles McEleny, 21, Commercial traveller

Occupation or role: Commercial traveller
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1893
Date of death: 4 May 1893
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This man had been subject to an intermittent cough from childhood. However he had no serious symptoms of phthisis until February 28th 1893, when he began to spit blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, tracheal glands, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and testes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Leary, 48, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1893
Date of death: 20 Feb 1893
Disease (transcribed): Mediastinal sarcoma
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Mediastinum)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: The man began to suffer from shortness of breath at the beginning of 1892. He attended as an out patient and regained his wind for several months, but about a month before his admission as an in patient more serious dyspnoea came on and the breathing grew noisy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hill, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jun 1893
Date of death: 1 Jun 1893
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This man had been under medical treatment for some months for shortness of breath and oedema of the legs. For the last fortnight he had been drinking very heavily.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, vesicula seminales and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Harper, 45, Dustman

Occupation or role: Dustman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1893
Date of death: 22 May 1893
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Ulcerative endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Pleura); Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: It seemed certain that he was in fair health until March 20th 1893. On this day he was taken ill after exposure to a foul smell in the course of his work. His chief symptoms were faintness and nausea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, skull, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, bladder, testes and liver
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Gurney, 44, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jan 1893
Date of death: 24 Jan 1893
Disease (transcribed): Apical pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: Very little could be made out as to the previous history of this man or even as to the origin of his fatal illness. He was of a class superior to that of the ordinary hospital patient, but lately had been much impoverished and had been drinking whisky daily.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, bronchi, larynx, thyroid body, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, prostate and vesicula seminales
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Fox, 34, Wig maker

Occupation or role: Wig maker
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1893
Date of death: 12 May 1893
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of chest penetrating aorta
Disease (standardised): Wound (Thorax)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: Brought in dead
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, larynx, epiglottis, thyroid gland, pericardium, heart, vermiform appendix, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, vesicula seminales and tests
Type of incident: Suicide? Homicide/murder?

Charles Ford, 57, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1893
Date of death: 19 Oct 1893
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This man had had cough for many years, and haemoptysis on several occasions dating back as far as two years ago with night sweating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, kidneys, bladder, liver and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Beale, 41, Marble polisher

Occupation or role: Marble polisher
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1893
Date of death: 26 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes mellitus
Disease (standardised): Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This patient, having been branded as a dissenter from the army, was reticent about his early history. He stated that he became diabetic in March 1891 after an attack of abdominal pain accompanied by jaundice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid body, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and testes
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Cligg, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1893
Date of death: 24 Jun 1893
Disease (transcribed): Communication between the duodenum and colon
Disease (standardised): Communication (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This woman had been out of health for the eighteen months preceding her admission here and had lost much flesh. During this time her chief symptoms were weakness, loss of appetite and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Bertie Bennett, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1893
Date of death: 30 May 1893
Disease (transcribed): Cerebro-spinal meningitis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Meningitis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: The patient complained of frontal headache in the evening and was very sick in the night of April 21st 1893. From this time he kept to his bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, spine, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

George Shepherd, 52, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1893
Date of death: 13 Jun 1893
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia right upper lobe. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: This man was described as a hard drinker by a fellow lodger who alone was able to supply any information. The same man stated that the patient was in good health until June 9th when he was taken ill while at work.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain, spinal cord, pleurae, lungs, bronchial and tracheal glands, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Reading, [No age stated], Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1893
Date of death: 11 Sep 1893
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: The patient was brought in dead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and testes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Nash, 37, Saddler

Occupation or role: Saddler
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1893
Date of death: 29 May 1893
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: The patient died about half an hour after admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, prostate and testes
Type of incident: Suicide

George Moore, 56, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1893
Date of death: 14 Feb 1893
Disease (transcribed): Resolving pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: In the early part of 1892 he contracted influenza with severe pulmonary symptoms, and was laid up for seven or eight months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and testes
Type of incident: n/a

George Laurie, 63, Tobacconist

Occupation or role: Tobacconist
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1893
Date of death: 17 Jun 1893
Disease (transcribed): Columnar epithelioma of rectum. Obstruction. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Obstruction (Rectum); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a long history of obstruction.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain, pleurae, lungs, thyroid body, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, bladder, kidneys and testes
Type of incident: n/a

George James, 51, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1892
Date of death: 1 Jan 1893
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysmal dilatation of first part of aortic arch. Dilatation of the left ventricle. Mitral reflux. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Haemorrhage (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: His health was good until about the end of 1891 when he began to suffer from cough and pain at the front of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, testes and prostate
Type of incident: n/a

George Hughes, 48, House porter

Occupation or role: House porter
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1893
Date of death: 22 Jan 1893
Disease (transcribed): Confluent bronchopneumonia producing consolidation of right upper lobe
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Consolidation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: According to his own account which was given with intelligence, he had been feeling unwell for about a month before he was admitted. He had a cold and suffered from headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and testes
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Holiday, 59, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1893
Date of death: 22 Feb 1893
Disease (transcribed): Apical pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: He had not had influenza before his fatal illness, but it seems possible that the origin of this was influenza.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, thyroid body, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and testes
Type of incident: n/a

George Angell, 71, Horse dealer

Occupation or role: Horse dealer
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1893
Date of death: 5 Mar 1893
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: About two months before his admission he took to his room on account of a chill, and after this the most prominent symptoms were anorexia and loss of flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, costal and laryngeal cartilages, pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, thyroid gland, larynx, pericardium, heart, abdomen, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, testes and liver
Type of incident: n/a

Frederic Silvester, 7 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1893
Date of death: 21 Sep 1893
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: The child had been continually sick before admission, and the mouth had been inflamed for three days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and pancreas
Type of incident: n/a

Frederic Perkins, 39, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1892
Date of death: 25 Feb 1893
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac aneurysm. Dilatation of heart
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Heart); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: On December 15th he was very short of breath and the breathing was of the Cheyne-Stokes type.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, prostate, vesicula seminales, testes, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, bronchial glands, larynx and thyroid glands
Type of incident: n/a

Frederic Broad, 45 or 40, Coach painter

Occupation or role: Coach painter
Age: 45 or 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1893
Date of death: 1 Feb 1893
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Pleural adhesions. Dilated right ventricle
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphrey Davy
Medical notes: He had been liable to winter cough for some years. Oedema of the legs and much dyspnoea came on three weeks before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, testes and penis
Type of incident: n/a

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