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Alfred Tubbs, 1 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1881
Date of death: 11 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the meninges, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The family history is healthy both on father's & mother's side. The child has been suckled up to admission but has also had lately portions of its parents' food: no habitual cough. Three months ago it began to have whooping cough from which it has only just recovered. About May 1 its appetite completely failed, it became very restless at night and screamed occasionally violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wynne, 26, Draper’s assistant

Occupation or role: Draper’s assistant
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1888
Date of death: 30 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration throughout the whole length of the large intestine. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Ten or twelve years before his admission he had congestion of the lungs and was in bed a month. He had no other illness till the beginning of 1888 when he began to suffer from diarrhoea. His bowels were open 2 or 3 times daily. He recovered from the flux to some extent but not entirely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

David Fitzpatrick, 36, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1881
Date of death: 17 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Empyema
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Mother's relations said to be consumptive. Father, 3 brothers & 2 sisters all died of lung disease. During several past winters he had suffered from troublesome winter cough. No haemoptysis at any time. Since last autumn the cough became worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Youngman, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1881
Date of death: 18 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart valves. Lardaceous infiltration. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lardaceous disease; Pneumonia (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father is said to have died of dropsy consequent upon heart disease; he had had several attacks of rheumatism. The rest of the family are reported not to be strong but no definite disease is described. He had frequent attacks of Quinsey when a boy, none after 21. Syphilis at 20. No history of rheumatism. He has been in the habit of drinking large quantities of spirits until 18 months ago when he became a teetotaler'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Eyears, 16, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1888
Date of death: 19 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of vermiform appendix. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said he had had ‘brain fever’, scarlatina and measles about 10, 8 and 6 years before he came to the hospital. He had had no other illness. On the night of July 13th he went to bed in a state of health. On the morning of the 14th he woke up at 7.30. He then had severe pain at the upper part of his abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, larynx, trachea, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Carter, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Aug 1881
Date of death: 13 Aug 1881
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Scurvy
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Scurvy
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Up to present illness had enjoyed good health. For a month before admission she had been living on extremely poor fare. Three weeks before admission she got a severe sore throat with painful deglutition. A fortnight afterwards teeth & gums began to get sore & painful on attempting to masticate'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal, ovaries

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Thorn, 48, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1888
Date of death: 1 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Compression of left cerebral hemisphere by blood clot under or within the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Compression (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man could give no clear history of himself. He said he had suffered from gout some years before his admission. He was a fairly well-nourished man. When he came into the hospital he was evidently ill, had a fatuous expression of face, was in an apathetic mental state and had a great lack of intellectual power’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, lungs, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Ernestine Littlewood, 35, [Wife of] Sword polisher

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Sword polisher
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1888
Date of death: 7 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bright’s disease, chronic
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had been married for 10 years. She had had two children who were alive and healthy, and 1 miscarriage. Her last child was born seven years before she came to the hospital. She said she had not had either gout or rheumatism. For 2 months before her admission she had been disturbed at night to pass water, at first 2 or 3 times, latterly 5 or 6 times’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination’

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Black, 15, Kitchen maid

Occupation or role: Kitchen maid
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1888
Date of death: 14 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The girl was a native of Argyleshire, but she had lived in London for two years. For two months before she came to the hospital she had suffered from cough and dyspnoea, had been much troubled with diarrhoea and had lost flesh. She did not take to her bed till about four days before her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Herbert Hutchings, 25, Plateman

Occupation or role: Plateman
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1881
Date of death: 20 Sep 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary congestion. Adherent pericardium. Rheumatism acuta
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Rheumatism (Joints)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'In 1876 he had an acute attack of rheumatism of the larger joints, from which he completely recovered in 3 months. No subsequent history of cardiac disease. Habits temperate. Exposed to much wet & cold in an iron foundry. About 3 weeks before admission he began to feel pain in knees and ankles. These gradually increased and he took to his bed two days before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Hearney, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1877
Date of death: 29 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from cough and expectoration, frontal headache, nausea, attacks of vomiting, pain in the chest and catching of the breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, brain and uterus which contained a female foetus
Type of incident: n/a

William Rippingle, 27, Brewer

Occupation or role: Brewer
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1881
Date of death: 22 Nov 1881
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'An imperfect history was obtainable of a gradual onset of illness about a fortnight before admission characterised by headache, loss of appetite and strength with pain in the back of the neck, and a week later with much diarrhoea. He had been delirious for two nights before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Wilford, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1881
Date of death: 25 Nov 1881
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The patient on admission was not in a condition to give any very definite account of her illness & none other could be obtained. It appeared that about a month before her admission (whilst suckling a child 13 months old) she began to feel languid & suffer from headache; no rigor; headache gradually increased, and a fortnight later diarrhoea began with some abdominal pain & tenderness; thirst, feverishness & restless nights; no solid food taken for 4 weeks; no medical advice; she came up to London from Market Harborough on the day of her admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Thoroughgood, 53, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1888
Date of death: 24 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (Delirium tremens)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man said that he was in good health till four days before his admission when he began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea. He was accustomed to drink alcoholic beverages freely, but the amount he took could not be approximately determined. He told the physician that he did not drink more than he did’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, bladder, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Tomlin, 19, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1881
Date of death: 20 Dec 1881
Disease (transcribed): Puerperal septicaemia. Acute peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Postpartum depression (Brain); Sepsis (Systemic); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'There was some tubercular history in the family: as a child she had frequent barking cough & swollen glands in the neck. The catamenia [menstruation] appeared at 13 and have of late years been irregular & painful, occurring as a rule every three weeks, & never absent, she says, more than 2 months. About Christmas 1879 she was laid up with 'overwork'. Since then she has been in good health, & has acted as a servant to a crêche. Six days before admission she described herself as feeling quite well. A day later menstruation began with diarrhoea and uch pain: she had several rigors next day and the diarrhoea increased with many feverish symptoms. She denied having noticed during her life any abdominal tumour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, abdomen, generative organs, uterus, vagina, ovaries, alimentary canal, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Gavin, 21, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1881
Date of death: 14 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis. Disease of heart valves
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of family disease. He felt himself quite well until about 6 months ago, when he complained of lassitude & a slight cough, and for the last 4 months, has not been strong enough to do any work'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, pleurae, intestines, brain, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Pickard, 42, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1881
Date of death: 21 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Thrombosis. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Thrombosis (Heart); Congestion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He could give no history of heritable disease. He had very good health as a boy, joined the 17th Lancers in 1857 at 19, & served with them until 1869. He passed 8 years in India, & had a few attacks of fever without rigors. Joined the army hospital corps at Malta in 1869, leaving in 1879 without any further illness. Throughout these 18 years he had kept to very temperate habits and had not been invalided for more than a week'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, veins, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Knowles, 20, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1881
Date of death: 23 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of pia mater and lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of tubercular disease. She has herself had excellent health in all respects up to January last. About Jan 10 she felt some chilliness with shivering for a day or two, then a headache wit much cough came on: sputa scanty, colourless, frothy, some night sweats'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lewis, 52, Cabinet maker

Occupation or role: Cabinet maker
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1887
Date of death: 3 Mar 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Has generally had good health but 12 months ago attended here as OP [out-patient] & was told he had disease of his kidneys. He had been worried & out of work of late'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, knee joint
Illustrations: NoChart
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Beveridge, 20, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1881
Date of death: 17 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Two years ago she had rheumatic fever, since then she has felt weaker, & had some shortness of breath, but no oedema. She has been working lately long hours, 8.15am to 6.30pm with a military tailor, and has felt for the last 7 or 8 weeks shifting pains in right wrist, shoulder & elbow; no swelling but slight redness; much headache & loss of appetite.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Wellman, 36, Lath-render

Occupation or role: Lath-render
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1881
Date of death: 24 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Abscess of the liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Liver); Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'On Feb 14, 1881 he was attacked with sudden & severe diarrhoea which had not left him at the time of his admission. Previous to this attack he had been in fairly good health, though he had lost 2 stone in weight in the last 4 years, & had had slight winter cough. He had never been out of England, & had had no previous attack of diarrhoea. He attributed the present attack to eating some muscles [mussels] on Feb 14'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Julia Miller, 8, [Child of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Shoemaker
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'She came into the hospital again December 14, 1887. She looked better than when she left the hospital. Her temperature was normal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, pericardium, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain
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Type of incident: n/a