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Sturges, Octavius Male urogenital diseases
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John Ruddock, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1864
Date of death: 5 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Granular disease of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Bagshawe, Frederic
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'The patient was a well grown man with a renous complexion, admitted with severe dyspnoea compelling him to lean forward with his head over his knees. He had been ill about four months so as to be forced now and then to lay up for a day or two’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, pericardium & heart, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Hastings, 45, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1863
Date of death: 19 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man, sober of late years only, was a patient for more than four months with anasarca and bronchitis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Mitchell, 40, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1865
Date of death: 21 Feb 1865
Disease (transcribed): Typhus. Granular degeneration of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Typhus, epidemic louse-borne (Systemic); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient came from one of the fever stricken districts of the parish of Chelsea. Two of his children were in the Hospital with Typhus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Rossiter, 38, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Nov 1863
Date of death: 11 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Smooth mottled kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient, a carpenter, free in his habits of drinking without being drunken, was under treatment in the hospital for more than three months. On his admission he was of a pasty complexion with red eyelids. Moderate doughy oedema was present in the legs. He had been subject to frequent attacks of chronic rheumatism’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Wright, 29, Mason

Occupation or role: Mason
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1865
Date of death: 198 Feb 1865
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys (‘amyloid’). Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: When lifting a weight just before Christmas, he brought up about a pint of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Joy, 33, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1864
Date of death: 9 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Degeneration of kidneys. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'The patient was a detective policeman of some note, always sober in his habits, but much exposed to inclement weather. He was admitted with general renal dropsy of six months’ duration. For the last four months of this time he had been unable to follow his occupation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William A. Morgan, 2, Child

Occupation or role: Child
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1864
Date of death: 4 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys after scarlatina. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Scarlet fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This child, the first admitted out of a large number in the same family affected with the same disease and its sequelae, was brought to the hospital moribund’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Walker, 53, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1865
Date of death: 24 Dec 1865
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This man was first in the hospital in July with dropsy and albuminous urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Coleman, 42, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1864
Date of death: 28 Dec 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of liver and kidneys. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man, a coachman with a bloated, drunken face and of free habits of living, had continued his occupation to within three days of admission. He had however been conscious of dyspnoea a month and had cough for as long’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Abbey, 25, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Nov 1864
Date of death: 18 Dec 1864
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidney. Lead colic
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man, a house painter who had been repeatedly the subject of lead colic, was admitted for that and loss of power in the wrists. He was lean and cachetic in appearance’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Chittle, 49, Coal porter

Occupation or role: Coal porter
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1863
Date of death: 26 Dec 1863
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man had suffered pain in the loins and loss of appetite with failing strength for more than two months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Curl, 50, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1863
Date of death: 15 Dec 1863
Disease (transcribed): Disease of bladder and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Bladder); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This was a case of long standing disease of the kidneys and bladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Mellor, 55, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Nov 1863
Date of death: 12 Dec 1863
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys (smooth, contracted)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient had been in the hospital ten months before for swelled testicle. A months later he had tingling and pain in both legs and they became very weak.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Francis Walker, 35, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Oct 1864
Date of death: 27 Oct 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man, who had been a soldier and spent some years of his life in India, in earlier life of drunken habits, was admitted complaining of cough and debility. His wife gave a confused account of his having had a fit two weeks before in which he lay for some hours half-conscious’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pharynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Bull, 47, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1864
Date of death: 24 Oct 1864
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'Not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

John Ruston, 50, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1863
Date of death: 13 Nov 1863
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man on admission was so seriously collapsed as to threaten speedy death.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Banks, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1863
Date of death: 18 Oct 1863
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Freeman, Samuel George
Medical notes: This man had the aspect which is called malignant. He complained of general debility and of dyspnoea on exertion.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Cox, 62, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1863
Date of death: 17 Oct 1863
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Freeman, Samuel George
Medical notes: His own history of himself could not be understood and no other could be obtained.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and urinary organs
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Dagelby, 24, Ironmonger

Occupation or role: Ironmonger
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Oct 1863
Date of death: 11 Oct 1863
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: On the day of admission he complained of severe pain in the praecordial region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Garrard, 51, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1864
Date of death: 19 Sep 1864
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Disease of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was not observed during the hour or two which intervened between his admission and death. He was brought to the hospital on the evening of the 19th in a dying state and expired shortly after midnight. It was learnt that at the beginning of the year he had had dropsy and bronchial catarrh’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Lawrence, 56, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Oct 1863
Date of death: 9 Oct 1863
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man who had been in the hospital two months before under the surgeons with albuminuria was, on this occasion, only under observation for one entire day.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Thomas, 38, Tobacconists assistant

Occupation or role: Tobacconists assistant
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1865
Date of death: 18 Aug 1865
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Granular degeneration of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: Two years ago he spat about a pint of blood and since that time he was more temperate in his habits. He had a cough continuously for the last two months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Jenkin, 66, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1860
Date of death: 1 Sep 1860
Disease (transcribed): Gout. Diseased kidneys. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Gout (Joints); Disease (Kidneys); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had been subject to attacks of gout for twenty seven years and the fingers of both hands and both feet were much distorted by the disease’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Slade, 56, Farrier

Occupation or role: Farrier
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1860
Date of death: 22 Aug 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Hypertrophy of the heart. Disease of the liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A farrier of pale, pasty complexion and formerly a great drinker. Two years before he had been in the hospital with dropsical legs and cough and was discharged ‘cured’. Five months ago the swelling reappeared’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Smith, 5, Child

Occupation or role: Child
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Aug 1864
Date of death: 24 Aug 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Lobar pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This child was brought to the hospital moribund, and expired before any observations of its conditions could be made’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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