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William Minns, 30, Gamekeeper

Occupation or role: Gamekeeper
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1853
Date of death: 8 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Amputation after injury to the knee joint. Secondary pneumonia. Pus in the superficial veins of the leg
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Injury (Leg); Pneumonia (Lung); Suppuration (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He applied for admission on account of a swelling near the left knee which had appeared nine months before his admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left thigh, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Kate Vendril, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1881
Date of death: 7 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Embolism of spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Embolism (Spleen, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Had been the subject of fistula in ano for some 5 years or so, and had had several ischio-rectal abscesses. She had been unwilling to be properly examined, and these abscesses had been allowed to pursue their own course'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Lydia Bishop, 36, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1876
Date of death: 28 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerating cancer of breast. Pericardium and pleura implicated: serous effusions.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Breast); Cancer (Heart); Cancer (Pleura); Effusion (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had had a tumour from the right breast removed the previous January. The right breast was later removed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, douglas' pouch, uterus and lymphatics
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah McCulloch, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1858
Date of death: 24 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): 'Cirrhosis’ of the lung. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This woman was in the house during a considerable portion of last autumn with bronchitis & symptoms of dilated heart. She went out much relieved and continued in tolerably good health until nine weeks ago when he cough returned accompanied with much more difficulty of breathing & copious expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

James Morton , 31, Drayman

Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of thigh. Inflamed saphena and femoral veins
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: On the day of admission he was run over by a dray, which passed over his left thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Sarah Pevey , 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the upper part of the thigh bone. Old pleural adhesion and soft dilated heart. Kidneys slightly diseased
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman was admitted a short time after the occurrence of an accident by which she had broken her thigh. She fell down two stairs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left femur, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Sutton, 17, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1858
Date of death: 28 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the heart. Valvular lesion. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This lad had formerly been an in-patient with severe rheumatic fever. He left the hospital at the commencement of 1857 & attended to his work again up to Christmas of the same year. He then caught cold & had a troublesome cough for some weeks, followed a month before his admission by violent fits of retching & vomiting, some of which he said lasted as long as twelve hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Baggott, 48, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A waterman. He first became a patient on the 1st of Feb /60, when it appeared that for two months he had suffered from shortness of breath with cough and expectoration, never of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Brangwin, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1853
Date of death: 25 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Wound of hand. Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Wound (Hand); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: Three weeks before his admission his right hand had been hammed between the wheel and body of a cart, causing a lacerated wound on the dorsum of the hand.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right upper extremity, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward Wilkins, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1853
Date of death: 25 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Caries of body and ramus of jaw. Ulceration of thyroid and occipital arteries
Disease (standardised): Caries (Jaw); Ulcer (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: He was admitted on account of swelling on the right side of the jaw which he said had existed for about ten months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, face, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Spratley, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A carpenter. 24 years ago he suffered from a complaint which was presumed to be pericarditis, per which he was an out-patient at the hospital. He had pain in the left side of the chest and the pericardium bore marks of cupping’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Thorn, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 15 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied heart. Diseased kidneys. Atheroma of aorta. Old double pleural adhesions. Cheese like scrofulous matter in apices of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Adhesions (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: He was in the hospital for a short period last August with swelled leg. Despite treatment e was never entirely free from dropsy, but of late the swelling had much increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Vandenburgh, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1858
Date of death: 2 May 1858
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Diseased kidneys. Rheumatic gout
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Gout (Joints)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man had been ill about a month with rheumatic gout in his feet & ankles & swelling of his left wrist. He complained also of pain in his loins which was relieved by dry cupping’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, right knee joint
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Champ, 41, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1858
Date of death: 2 May 1858
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis after tapping. Renal dropsy. Dilated heart. Low pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Bleeding; Edema (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A married woman who had been ill since last October when she was confined of a dead child. She had not felt well during her term of gestation. Severe flooding followed the labour, after which she was attacked with shortness of breath & palpitation with ‘inflammation on the chest’ for which blisters were applied. The flooding ceased in a few days & then her legs & abdomen began to swell’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Whittaker Booth, 54, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1887
Date of death: 23 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Dislocation of left shoulder, perforation of ancillary artery
Disease (standardised): Dislocation (Shoulder); Perforation (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'In childhood, he was ill from disease of the right hip which left him lame. Otherwise his general health has been good. He was of temperate habits. Three weeks ago, he slipped & fell on to his left shoulder'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Beacham, Bargeman

Occupation or role: Bargeman
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1854
Date of death: 7 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Popliteal aneurism
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Knee)
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: n/a
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was a bargeman and seemed to have lived a tolerably free life, but had never had any serious illness before the time of his admission’
Post mortem notes: External examination only

Type of injury: n/a

Richard Ham, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 4 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of the foot. Atheromatous state of the femoral arteries to a slight extent. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Six weeks before his admission he noticed a small sore between the second and third toes of the left foot.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Blood vessels of the lower extremities, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Newington, 30, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1858
Date of death: 8 May 1858
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the arch of the aorta, bursting into the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A porter admitted with pain in the shoulders & at the epigastrium apparently in a fixed spot. There was some tenderness on pressure here & the pain was worse after taking food’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Gilbert, 45, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1858
Date of death: 10 May 1858
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the aorta. Diseased kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A carpenter who was in the hospital last winter with ascites & what was supposed to be valvular disease of the heart. He was made out-patient after a time & got better; then in February he caught a fresh cold, & the legs became anasarcous’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Smith, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1854
Date of death: 16 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased heart. Inflamed bursa. Fibrin in iliac veins &c
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Inflammation (Bursa); Thrombosis (Blood vessels)
Admitting doctor: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been out of health for some time, & had been treated as an OP [out-patient] at this hospital for the 3 weeks previous to his admission, on account of some pain at the upper part of the left thigh, supposed at first to be of a rheumatic character’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx & trachea, abdomen, hip

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Tucker, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1852
Date of death: 19 Jun 1852
Disease (transcribed): Superficial wound across the elbow, followed by much constitutional disturbance, tremor and low delirium. Violent delirium. Coma preceded death. Pus in the veins. Fluid blood. Softening of a portion of the left cerebral hemisphere and congestion of the membranes. Wet brain
Disease (standardised): Wound (Arm); Tremor (Systemic); Delirium (Brain); Coma (Brain); Suppuration (Veins); Fluid (Blood);Softening (Brain) ; Congestion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: She seemed to have been of very dissipated habits for a long time and had been drinking more than usual for some weeks before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Veins of arm, blood, cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Downing, 66, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jan 1855
Date of death: 15 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Fractured Ribs. Hypertrophy and Dilatation of the Heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted on account of fractured ribs. The injury was received on the day of admission from a cab. He had an old cough and complained a good deal of difficulty breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Ivey, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Date of admission: 23 May 1854
Date of death: 26 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of the right foot & leg. Inflammation of both saphena & popliteal veins. Secondary deposits in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Deposit (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, a strong labourer of healthy appearance, on application at the hospital gave the following history: […] In the course of his work, he let a heavy stone drop on his right foot, striking its outer part. This did not produce much pain or swelling at the time, & he was able to walk a distance of 2 or 3 miles that day’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremities

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Allen, 22, Cab driver

Occupation or role: Cab driver
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1860
Date of death: 12 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A cab driver. He had rheumatic fever 4 years ago, and since suffered from palpitations. 3 weeks before admission, in consequence, as he supposed, of catching cold, he was attacked with cough, accompanied with expectoration and increased palpitations of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Corpes, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1852
Date of death: 11 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Delirium and coma preceding death. Pneumonia. Red hepatization. Hypertrophied heart with extreme contraction of the mitral valve orifice although not attended by murmur
Disease (standardised): Delirium (Brain); Coma (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a very peculiar state. His brother reported that he had been ill some three or four months with cough, shortness of breathing, and he had spit some blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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