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William Preston, 18, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1886
Date of death: 4 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Laceration of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This man was brought into the hospital totally unconscious and breathing stertorously. Haemorrhage from the nose, mouth and left ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, valves, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, pancreas, bones and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Sarah Bowen, 75, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1886
Date of death: 5 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Oedema and congestion of the lungs. Fracture of bones of leg
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This woman had always had good health. She fell down three or four stairs, her right and left leg striking violently against the last stair.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum, intestines and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Sykes, 55, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1886
Date of death: 12 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was first admitted into the hospital on January 7th 1886, complaining of pain around and old irreducible hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Beatrice Haile, 42, [Wife of] Messenger

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Messenger
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1886
Date of death: 12 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the peritoneal coat of the bowel. Peritonitis. Enteritis. Following hernia (which had been relieved by operation)
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured for five or six years. Four days ago the patient was carrying a heavy load and felt the rupture come down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

William Senior, 37, Wood sawyer

Occupation or role: Wood sawyer
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1886
Date of death: 29 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Laceration of the brain. Fracture of the base of the skull
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Brain); Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The man was totally unconscious until death. It was stated that he was knocked down by a cab.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain and membranes and skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Sims, 45, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1886
Date of death: 31 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of tonsil. Sarcoma of tonsil and epiglottis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Palatine tonsil); Cancer (Epiglottis)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: Six months ago he began to have pain in the throat and was treated by local application for some time and afterwards had each tonsil removed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pharynx, aorta, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines and brain
Type of incident: n/a

James Carley, 60, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1886
Date of death: 7 Jul 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of left femur. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: His thigh was fractured by direct violence, a heavy iron bar falling across his thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary tract, brain and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Moritz Fischer, 47, Agent

Occupation or role: Agent
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1886
Date of death: 4 Oct 1886
Disease (transcribed): Compound depressed fracture of skull. Laceration of dura mater and brain. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The man was found in a first class compartment of a train with a fractured skull.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, membranes and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Hearn, 44, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1886
Date of death: 18 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull (right side). Laceration of the left tempero-sphenoidal cerebral convolution. Lymph deposit at the base of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Lymph (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Two days previous to admission the patient came home drunk and fell down stairs. His wife said she found him at the bottom of the stairs quite insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines, cerebral membranes and bone
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Arthur Hampton, 43, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1886
Date of death: 22 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Caseation of the lower lobe of the right lung. Pneumonia of the lower lobe of the left. Enlarged spleen containing gummata. Syphilis. Gumma of spleen
Disease (standardised): Caseation (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Spleen); Granuloma (Spleen); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: In 1861 he had a chancre followed by bubo in the left groin which was opened. In the year 1871 he had an attack of paralysis of the left arm and leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain, bones, lungs and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Edmund White, 32, Butcher

Occupation or role: Butcher
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Aug 1886
Date of death: 23 Aug 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of sternum. Pyaemia?
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Sternum); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis, Weston Peel
Medical notes: The man is said to have gone home and found another man in bed with his wife. A scuffle ensued, in which the wife sat upon his chest while her friend thrashed him
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, joints and spleen
Type of incident: Murder/homicide

Frederick Tifield, 10, [Child of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Painter
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1886
Date of death: 27 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the middle fossa of the skull. Bruising of the brain. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Bruising (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The child fell off the top of a van and was picked up insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, dura mater, brain and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Brown, 60, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1885
Date of death: 10 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the colon. Colo-umbilical fistula
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Fistula (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was under the care of Dr Cavafy with thickening believed to be inflammatory, around the umbilicus. Some time after leaving the hospital the mass burst and had since discharged pus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Cootes, 45, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1886
Date of death: 16 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull and spinal column. Laceration of the brain. Haemorrhage into subarachnoid spaces of brain and spinal cord. Fracture of ribs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain); Haemorrhage (Spinal cord); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was at work on a scaffold and fell from a height of about twenty feet onto the pavement below.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary tract, pancreas, meninges of brain and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Annis, 30, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 May 1886
Date of death: 13 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of brain
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Four years ago he contracted a chancre which was followed by syphilis and sore throat, for which he was under treatment at the Lock Hospital. In November 1885 he struck his head and soon afterwards a lump formed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, vessels, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines, dura mater and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Sydney Toogood, 8 weeks, [Child of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Carpenter
Age: 8 weeks
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1886
Date of death: 4 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Abscess and softening of the brain. Ulceration of squamous portion of right temporal bone. Absence of normal natural auditory meatus
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Softening (Brain); Ulcer (Skull); Absence of (Auditory meatus)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The child was admitted to see if any operation could be done to its ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, dura mater, pia arachnoid, brain, ear and bone
Type of incident: n/a

Luther Baker, 27, Commissionaire

Occupation or role: Commissionaire
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1887
Date of death: 22 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma occupying the whole of the left half of the chest and bulging over two inches beyond the median line
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Chest)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'An old soldier: no history of heritable disease. In 1882 he had a chancre which was followed by constitutional syphilis for which he was treated in Army with mercury. In 1884 he got a wound in the palm of the right hand: this healed at once […] In August 1885, the right forearm was amputated in Belfast Military Hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, heart, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, testicles
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (see PM/1888/68)
Type of incident: n/a