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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

Hannah Frost, 36, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 36
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1878
Date of death: 29 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary tubercle. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'No heritable disease. No previous illness: no ailment but occasional diarrhoea: diaphoresis habitually profuse. Catamenia (from 12 yrs [years] old) profuse and frequent; - 3 to 4 wkly [weekly]; with abdominal and lumbar pain. Malaise for 16 mo [months]: - Frequent abdominal pain, 2-4 monthly catamenia, accompanied by much abdominal pain for the first eight. - Amenorrhoea, with cessation of the pains, progressive weakness and wasting; occasional morning retching, occasional scantiness of urine; and increased diaphoresis for the last eight'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, uterus, ovaries
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Bartlett, 17, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1878
Date of death: 1 Feb 1878
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid ulcerations. Haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Haemorrhage (Indeterminate);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Weakly subject: always 'ailing': constant heavy pain in epigastrium: frequent sore throats and rheumatic pains: occasional diarrhoea, coughs, or headaches: unable to digest fat, which always caused vomiting; occasional pain after food: diaphoresis habitually free: catamenia somewhat irregular. Various pains, in abdomen, flanks of chest and elsewhere from July 1877. […] On Jan [January] 10th, attacked with delirium about noon: headache commenced with it and the appetite failed: the L. [Left] flank became more painful'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

George Eaton, 59, Bedell

Occupation or role: Bedell
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1878
Date of death: 28 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis, emphysema. Chronic pneumonia. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a condition which precluded examination'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

John Hunt, 27, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1879
Date of death: 9 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This man had averaged four pints of beer daily, spirits occasionally, excesses at times. He was quite well until August last, when he noticed his feet swelled, and this extended to the legs and dyspnoea continued to increase.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, arteries and pericardium, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Knight, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1880
Date of death: 30 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (cavities. Fibrosis. Tubercle). Lardaceous infiltration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fibrosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Twelve months ago she noticed a cough for the first time which gradually got worse. For several months she had most profuse night sweats ‘just as though you had taken me out of a bath and put me to bed’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Bonner, 28, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1880
Date of death: 14 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Perforation of the diaphragm
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Pleura); Perforation (Diaphragm)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission, after much exposure to the wet and cold, he felt a sudden pain in the left side. He had suffered from cough for a week or so before this.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleural cavities and lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Edwards, 59, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1880
Date of death: 22 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys with hypertrophied heart. Emphysema and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was too ill to give a succinct account of himself, but it appeared that for about the last ten years he had suffered from cough. All winter he had been kept in bed by the fogs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

John Morton, 29, Whitesmith

Occupation or role: Whitesmith
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Feb 1880
Date of death: 29 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis, with fibrosis and tubercles. Large, white, lardaceous kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fibrosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For the last three months of life he had been losing his health, getting weaker, cough growing worse, sputum more profuse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

James Hayward, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1880
Date of death: 19 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied and dilated heart. Atheroma of aorta. ‘Pulmonary apoplexy’
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Haemorrhage (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: About the beginning of Feburary, while one day working at a drain when he had thrown earth up some distance, he felt a pain in the left side and the breath became very short. He was obliged to go to a medical man the next day and was told that he had heart disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, aorta, liver, spleen, kidneys and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Tisner, 20, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1880
Date of death: 25 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Large white kidneys, with atrophy of cortex. Hypertrophy of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: About the beginning of January he noticed that the sight of the right eye was dim, everything appeared as though enveloped in a fog. For the last three to four months he had passed much water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

James Barton, 68, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1880
Date of death: 14 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: While at work on the morning of April 8th he fell down suddenly, became unconscious and partially lost the use of his left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Tibbs, 33, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1880
Date of death: 20 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: When seventeen years old she was subject to fits accompanied by cessation of the catamenia and she was moved to an asylum for some time. For ‘three months at least’ she had felt out of sorts and complained of rheumatic pains in the legs, headaches, vertigo, slight oedema of the legs and frequent nocturnal micturition.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and urinary tract
Type of incident: n/a

Frank Gibbs, 27, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1880
Date of death: 16 Jun 1880
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (of old date). Tuberculosis (apparently recent)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For four years he had been subject to cough in the winter, recurring each winter with greater severity, but leaving him again in the summer. The patient presented a markedly ‘tubercular aspect’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Dennis Sweeney, 38, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1880
Date of death: 8 Dec 1880
Disease (transcribed): Fibroid phthisis. Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Fibrosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was much subject to coughs and cold and night sweats.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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