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Anne Pinyon, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Recent lymphy sheds in abdominal cavity. Ulceration of ileum. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Lymph (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: She had not been able to move the lower limbs for about a year, and had suffered from pains down the thighs and the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and spinal column
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Moore, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1853
Date of death: 29 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of the small intestine from a kick from a horse
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was jumping out of a jig which he was driving and the horse of which was kicking.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Sarah Dunster, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1855
Date of death: 1 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the Pharynx and Oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pharynx); Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was a middle-aged woman, who had enjoyed good health till three months before admission when she began to experience difficulty in swallowing which had increased rapidly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Oesophagus and pharynx, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Hitchbell, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1856
Date of death: 2 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Epithelial cancer of the Pharynx
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted on account of a tumour in the neck and difficulty in swallowing
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Davis, Engine driver

Occupation or role: Engine driver
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1871
Date of death: 16 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the oesophagus. Pressure of cancerous glands on root of left lung. Gangrene. Hydropneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Disease (Lungs); Gangrene Hydropneumothorax (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man had good health till 5 or 6 months before admission, when he noticed a soreness on the gullet when swallowing solid food’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Lang, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: [No age stated]
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 12 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Ulcerated epiglottis. Ulcerations of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Abscess (Leg); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted under the surgeon by some mistake. He had laboured under pulmonary phthisis for about a year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Withers, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jun 1852
Date of death: 23 Jun 1852
Disease (transcribed): Injury from the fall of earth. Fracture of the pelvis. Bruising of the intestines. Extravasation into the substance of the lung. Diseased kidneys. Old peritoneal and peritoneal adhesions
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Bruising (Intestines); Extravasation (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Adhesions (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was working on a railroad near a bank of earth which fell and completely buried him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium, spinal column and left shoulder
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert Judd, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jan 1852
Date of death: 13 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extensive fracture of the ribs. Fracture of the femur, in to the knee joint. Slight rupture of the liver
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Leg); Rupture (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was brought to the hospital having a short time previously fallen out of a window, a height of almost thirty feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Pack, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1854
Date of death: 5 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Cirrhosis of liver. Chronic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Fibrosis (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry and Holmes, Timothy
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that after having ‘brain fever’ 23 years ago he had enjoyed remarkably good health until the last 8 months, and that he had been a man of temperate habits’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Hamlet, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Date of admission: 16 May 1854
Date of death: 7 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Ulceration of the intestinal canal
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry and Holmes, Timothy
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with an attack of diarrhoea which had lasted nearly 3 weeks. He had slight cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Guymer, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 26 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the bowels
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Bowels)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was a patient of Dr Nairne’s [Robert Nairne] once years before (Aug 1845) with an intestinal obstruction which lasted 15 days […] He was readmitted on the 23rd of May. He had suffered from diarrhoea and pain in the bowels for some days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right elbow, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ignatius Gabrielski, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1852
Date of death: 5 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Phthysis. Extensive deposit in both lungs. Firm double pleural adhesions. Extensive intestinal ulceration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: A Polish man who could speak no English. He had been suffering for some time from cough, emaciation and latterly had lost his voice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Washer, 68, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of the heart. Diseased liver. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'The mother of 14 children. Except an attack of rheumatic fever 40 years before, she had good health until within 4 weeks of admission, when she ‘caught cold in the chest’, since which she suffered from cough with expectoration, occasional swelling of the legs and dyspnoea on exertion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Wingrove, 55, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax. Ulcer of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumothorax (Lungs); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had been a waiter, and of intemperate habits. For 5 months he had had pains after food referred especially to the right side of the epigastric region’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Hubbard, 62, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Diseased aortic valves. Cancer of liver. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, aorta); Cancer (Liver); Disease (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: 'A waterman, working on board a lighter. 5 months ago this man was perfectly well, he then began to suffer from cough, hoarseness and […] expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Bosberry, 38, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1860
Date of death: 8 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the pylorus
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'A painter, of very dissolute habits […] He had been out of health for some time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Stockwell, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1854
Date of death: 18 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Femoral Hernia. Artificial Anus. Sloughing of gut
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Intestines); Sloughing (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had had a scrotal hernia for over twenty years, and he had noticed that the hernia had become much larger during the three previous days and he had not been able to reduce it.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spleen, kidneys, heart and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Teagle, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1852
Date of death: 18 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Cut throat. Old cough. The larynx not wounded, nor the great vessels. Formation of purulent matter under sterno hyoid muscle. Wet brain. Engorgement of lungs. Soft heart
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Cut (Throat); Suppuration (Sternohyoid muscle); Disease (Brain); Engorgement (Lung); Soft (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been in a state of continuous intoxication for some days. This brought on an attack of delirium tremens and whilst in this state he attempted suicide.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, trachea, cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

Henry Johnson, 38, Hawker

Occupation or role: Hawker
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1887
Date of death: 11 Jun 1887
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of oesophagus. Gastrostomy
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Oesophagus); Gastrostomy
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: des Voeux, Harold Antoine
Medical notes: 'He had a chancre 15 years previous to admission which was followed by a rash & suppurating bubo. He was a street hawker & drank 6 pints of beer daily'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

George Knight, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1856
Date of death: 28 Jul 1856
Disease (transcribed): Melanosis of the Brain, Heart, Pancreas
Disease (standardised): Melanosis (Brain ); Melanosis (Heart); Melanosis (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was originally admitted on account of tumours in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Nightingale, 21 months, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 21 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1859
Date of death: 23 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Mesenteric disease. Incipient rickets. Diseased liver. Old burn
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Abdomen); Rickets (Bones); Disease (Liver); Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This child was admitted with an extensive burn of the left arm, extending from the shoulder to the back of the hand. It was cut very deep, except in one part about the middle of forearm. She was also evidently suffering from tabies mesentericus which was supposed to have existed for 6 months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., left arm, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Clover, 56, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1860
Date of death: 29 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing of throat. Bronchitis. Pyelitis. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Throat); Bronchitis (Lung); Pyelitis (Kidneys); Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A coachman. He had had rheumatic fever 20 years ago, and had also had a strictire, which he attributed to his riding as postilleri. He had undergone catheterization for this at Middlesex Hospita;’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Stannatt, 17, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1852
Date of death: 13 Oct 1852
Disease (transcribed): Wound from a stab in the abdomen with a knife. Perforation of the lower part of the ileum in two places also of the bladder in two places. Recent lymph in the peritoneal cavity.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Perforation (Bladder); Lymph (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was in a quarrel with one of his fellow workmen and was stabbed in the lower part of the abdomen with a sharp pointed knife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen. No other part of the body was examined by desire of friends
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

Eliza Sawyer, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1852
Date of death: 17 Oct 1852
Disease (transcribed): Burn. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the larynx, trachea and bronchial tube. Slight vascularity of portions of the duodenum and stomach
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Inflammation (Larynx); Inflammation (Trachea); Inflammation (Bronchi); Vascularity (Duodenum); Vascularity (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This child's clothes accidentally caught fire on the day of admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Daniel McCarthy, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1854
Date of death: 5 Aug 1854
Disease (transcribed): Intussusception of the colon. Perforation of intestine
Disease (standardised): Intussusception (Colon); Perforation (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined in the hospital, the case is not reported. The lower part of the large intestine was examined at the patient’s residence, & was removed for preservation in the museum’
Post mortem notes: 'The body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

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