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Charles Whale, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pneumonia. Old adhesions. Dropsy of pericardium. Heart itself healthy. Old peritonitis. Amputation of toe for scrofulous disease of joint
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Edema (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Amputation (Toe); Scrofulous disease (Toe)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Ten months before his admission into the hospital, he perceived a slight swelling of the ball of the left great toe, attended with much pain upon walking. Four months afterwards this swelling was punctured and a small quantity of matter discharged.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

William Pusey, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fracture of the jaw with diffuse cellular inflammation. Lungs gorged posteriorly. Heart soft & dilated. Blood in a semi-fluid state
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Jaw); Inflammation (Jaw); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'On the morning of his admission, this patient was kicked on the mouth by a horse. He was slightly stunned by the blow but soon recovered a tolerable degree of consciousness. Upon admission the lower jaw was found fractured in two placed and a scalp wound was discovered on the posterior part of the scalp, supposed to have been produced by a fall backwards when he was kicked’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Wright, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 7 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of patella. Erysipelas, with diffuse cellular inflammation of leg & suppuration in knee joint. Secondary deposits in lungs with pleurisy & pneumonia, & bronchitis. Deposition, apparently of lymph, in cortical structure of one kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Knee); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Leg); Deposit (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'He was first admitted on the 4th of March with a transverse fracture of the right patella, caused by direct violence. When admitted there was some swelling but no pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

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

Robert Roberts, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1847
Date of death: 28 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound and extensive fracture of skull. Perforation of the dura mater. Suppuration in cavity of arachnoid. Extravasation of blood and extensive laceration of surface of the brain.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Skull); Perforation (Brain); Suppuration (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This boy was admitted perfectly comatose and warm, having been picked up at the bottom on some stone stairs, down which it is imagined he had fallen, how and when is not known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

Mary London, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 60
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1853
Date of death: 6 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diseased shoulder. Senile debility
Disease (standardised): Disease (Shoulder); Old age
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not reported’
Post mortem notes: 'This body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Mortimer, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 24 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Extravasation of blood in spinal canal & in substance of cord. Brain healthy. Fractured sternum. Congested lungs. Heart atrophied. Intestines distended with flatus. Pelvis of kidneys slightly congested
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine, sternum); Extravasation (Spine); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart, intestines, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was at 11am having fallen backwards off a scaffolding from a height of about 9ft & struck the back part of his neck upon a piece of timber laying on the ground below. When picked up he was insensible, but he recovered his consciousness in a few minutes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Casden, 2 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 May 1856
Date of death: 2 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated lung. Fractured ribs
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Lung); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This child was run over by some vehicle during the rejoicing in celebration of the conclusions of peace with Russia. The wheel had passed over her chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Hughes, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 04 Jan 1847
Date of death: 06 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Severe compound fracture of leg. Rupture of tendon of patella
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Rupture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: It was stated that this man while intoxicated, was jammed between a beer barrel and the wall.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Armitage, 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): Extensive comminuted fracture of the skull, with depression
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been driving a waggon, and by some accident was thrown down under the forewheel which passed over his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Martin , 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1844
Date of death: 9 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound, deamidation of bone. Inflammation of sub occipital (muscular) cellular tissue. Suppuration between bone and dura mater and in the corresponding cavity of arachnoid. Fracture of second lumbar vertebrae.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Inflammation (Head); Suppuration (Brain ); Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and spine
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Cripp, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jun 1847
Date of death: 17 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of arch of second cervical vertebra with extensive laceration of spinal chord.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: Admitted dead, having been killed instantaneously by a blow on the back of the neck from the cross piece attached to the piston on a steam engine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Rymer, 82, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 82
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1856
Date of death: 6 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Fractured femur
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Ginman, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Date of admission: 6 May 1854
Date of death: 14 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the leg into the ankle joint
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman, who seemed to have lived lately in a dissipated manner, was admitted in the evening in consequence of an accident which had occurred shortly before at a few miles from London. The injury was the alleged result of the violence of a man who attacked her in the road & threw her down, jumping on her afterwards, but the correctness of her story appeared very doubtful’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left lower extremities, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: Trauma / accident

Thomas Scott, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1854
Date of death: 17 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the spine (fracture and displacement of the laminae and pedule of the last dorsal vertebra)
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This little boy had fallen off a large stone [?], on to the top of which he had climbed, & when admitted was found to have entirely lost both sensation & the power of motion in the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of injury: n/a

James Atkins, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1844
Date of death: 14 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull with depressed bone; trephine applied 12 months after the accident. Erysipelas. Diffuse inflammation of the sub arachnoid cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: About 12 months before his admission he received a severe blow on the crown of his head from a fall off a coach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anthony McNally, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1846
Date of death: 12 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the leg with extensive diffuse cellular inflammation of the leg and thigh. Viscera, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a compound fracture of the left leg a little below the middle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Nathaniel Demee, 33, Omnibus Driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus Driver
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1847
Date of death: 28 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of legs. Secondary abscesses of lung. Pus in iliac vein. Granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Abscess (Lung); Suppuration (Veins); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Medical notes: This patient was admitted warm and sensible with an irregularly transverse fracture of the left tibia and fibular. The accident was caused by a fall from the top of an omnibus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Lewis Meredith, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1852
Date of death: 9 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Congenital tumour containing fluid at the lower part of the back which after being punctured, inflamed suppuration was set into within and inflammation with suppuration of the spinal membrane and softening of the spinal cord. Opisthotonous and coma preceded death
Disease (standardised): Congenital tumour (Back); Inflammation (Spine); Suppuration (Spine); Softening (Spinal cord); Opisthotonus (Muscles); Coma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: From the account his friends gave of his case, it seemed that a tumour had been observed at the lower part of the sacral region at the time of his birth.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal column, cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Turner, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Aug 1841
Date of death: 23 Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

[No name] [No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Aug 1841
Date of death: Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the skull and laceration of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient shortly after his admission, with a compound fracture of the skull and depression of bone, became very violent and was obliged to be confined in a straight jacket. 2 days after the accident the right upper and lower extremities were paralyzed. He lived 5 days but never recovered his senses’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Spockman, 23, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1849
Date of death: 12 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Caries & necrosis of the ilium. Disease of the sacro-iliac joint, Abscess in the left iliac cavity
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Necrosis (Hip); Disease (Hips); Abscess (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with a chronic abscess situated in the left gluteal region which had been some months in forming, but had not prevented him from following his usual employment, which was that of a labourer, more than a week or ten days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Mackey, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1852
Date of death: 16 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the spine, about the middle of the dorsal region
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was too quickly decomposed for examination
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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