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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Brand, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Date of admission: 24 May 1854
Date of death: 31 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of urethra. Abscess of prostate. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Urethra); Abscess (Prostate); Disease (Heart)
Admitting doctor: Cutler, Edward
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted in consequence of difficulty of making water, the result of stricture of the urethra. On examination with an instrument, a stricture was discovered’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx & trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Elizabeth Brennan, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1860
Date of death: 16 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'The patient had been an in-patient 12 years before, suffering from the same affective of the skin that she had when admitted. She had long suffered form palpitations of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Balmain, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1860
Date of death: 20 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of femur. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a traumatic fracture of the left femur just below the trochanter, there was considerable displacement. She was very unhealthy in appearance, her complexion being sallow […] She stated that the day before her admission, she had slipped down some steps, striking the outer side of the thigh against the floor’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thigh, cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Thoday, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1853
Date of death: 19 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Ligature to femoral artery for aneurism
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Ligature (Arteries); Aneurysm (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man when admitted presented the usual symptoms of fractured femur. He was at his front door when he bent to pick up the key and heard something snap in his leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

John Read, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1854
Date of death: 14 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of thigh. Abscess in femur. Inflamed profunda & femoral veins. Secondary deposits of lung, empyema
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Abscess (Thigh); Inflammation (Blood vessels); Deposit (Lung); Empyema (Pleura);
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This boy was originally admitted with a view to his being forwarded to Margate [the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital at Margate], on account of strumous disease of the knee, but on his admission the disease was found to be in too active a state to justify that measure. There was very considerable pain in the joint’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, ‘the stump’ (‘the right thigh had been recently amputated about the middle’)

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Drinkwater, 70, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 28 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the thigh. Fatty heart. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: '2 years ago this patient was attacked with pain in the right knee & very shortly after the joint began to swell. He had very little treatment & continued to go about until about a year ago, when he had a few blisters applied. 10 months ago the swelling much increased, he had almost constant pain & occasional darting of the limb at night’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thigh, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Mead, 42, Gun maker

Occupation or role: Gun maker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 1 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dilated & hypertrophied heart. Pulmonary apoplexy & pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (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 gun maker. He had rheumatic fever 11 years ago, but remained pretty well until 3 months before admission when, as he supposed, in consequence of taking cold he suffered from cough and loss of appetite. A fortnight before admission he began to get dropsical’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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