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Caroline McMurtice, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1857
Date of death: 1 May 1857
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Arachinitis. Ulceration of the large intestine. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Arachnoiditis (Brain); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: She had been observed of late to be low spirited, very languid and indisposed to exert herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Morris, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1852
Date of death: 24 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Partial gangrene of intestines
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Gangrene (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: Two days before admission she had begun to vomit and had continued to do so up to that time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Leonard, 33, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1857
Date of death: 30 Apr 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Compressed and condensed lung. Displaced heart. Peritonitis. Enlarged liver. Diseased kidneys. Ulceration of the large intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Lung); Displaced (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enlarged (Liver); Disease (Kidney);Ulcer (Intestines) ;
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: For six years he had suffered at times from cough and more than once from slight haemoptysis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

John Macklin, 48, Upholsterer

Occupation or role: Upholsterer
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1861
Date of death: 8 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of lungs. Bronchitis. Diarrhoea
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Diarrhoea (Intestines)
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, who had known better days, had been of most drunken habits. He had never had any symptoms of asthma or any pulmonary complaint, until his last illness. At 11 o’clock on the morning of admission he was seized with diarrhoea, and was at once brought to the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Cordelia Smith , 61, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1861
Date of death: 8 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach)
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 in the hospital twice before with vomiting of blood. Two or three months before her last admission she began to suffer from vomiting after food, and had since lost flesh to a considerable extent
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Morrison, 30, Former soldier

Occupation or role: Former soldier
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1857
Date of death: 14 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A pallid & somewhat emaciated individual, who had been ill eight months with diarrhoea & had at times passed a little blood in the motions. He had formerly served in the Army, & this illness led to his discharge’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Davis, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1852
Date of death: 18 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia with operation. Removal of portion of omentum and the appendix caeci which was ulcerated, by ligature. Fatal peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Ulcer (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted with symptoms of strangulated hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hall, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 76
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1854
Date of death: 2 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Sloughing of intestine
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh); Sloughing (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This old woman was admitted on account of strangulated femoral hernia, which had excited for 2 days. She had never observed any tumour in the groin before the above date’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Turner, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1856
Date of death: 27 Apr 1856
Disease (transcribed): Laryngotomy. Oedema and sloughing of fauces in salivation
Disease (standardised): Laryngotomy (Larynx); Oedema (Pharynx); Sloughing (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas. Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been under the case of a medical man about a month before his admission on account of inflammation of the lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Saunders, 56, Stone Mason

Occupation or role: Stone Mason
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1870
Date of death: 21 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fistulous communication between external parts and the transverse colon at the umbilicus.
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Fistula (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The man had for nine months suffered with abdominal pain and flatulence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Christopher Hodson, 50, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1858
Date of death: 6 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of liver, lungs & lumbar glands
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Liver, lungs, lumbar glands)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A painter who had been under medical care during the past 5 or 6 months, with sickness after meals & pain at the epigastrium. He had suffered twice from colic, the last time in 1849. There was a faint blue line on the gums, in other respects nothing unusual was observed in his appearance’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Mills, 45, Q.C.

Occupation or role: Q.C.
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1868
Date of death: 5 Apr 1868
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of intestine
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: Sixteen days ago being very constipated he took a dose of castor oil after which he was violently purged.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Sharratt, 56, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1879
Date of death: 7 Mar 1879
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Gangrene of the bowel. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Gangrene (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was ruptured on the right side so long as she can remember. During an attack of vomiting four days before admission, the hernia came down more than usual and could not be reduced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

William Beauchamp, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1854
Date of death: 25 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia. Operation. Omentum adherent to sac. Sloughing of gut. Incipient peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh); Sloughing (Gut); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted on the 19th of March on account of strangulated hernia. It appeared from his account that he had had a hernia for the last 8 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

David Thomas, 20, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1857
Date of death: 18 Apr 1857
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous tumour pressing on, and involving the rectum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wintle, Frederic J.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man first experienced pain and uneasiness in the abdomen about Christmas time, and this was after taking violent exercise. A few days afterwards a distinct swelling was noticed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis and inguinal glands
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Cox, 8, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1852
Date of death: 12 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Death following a burn. Congestion and enlarged glands in the duodenum. Congested lungs and extensive bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Congestion (Duodenum); Congestion (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This child was admitted having fallen in to the fire.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Hayton, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1857
Date of death: 18 Apr 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Ulceration of the rectum. Epilepsy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Rectum); Epilepsy (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This girl was said to have been healthy until two years ago when she had a fright. Ever since she had complained of severe pain in the abdomen, like cramp.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Hughes, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1852
Date of death: 13 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the mamma. Diseased kidneys. Irregular deposits in the liver. Engorged lungs and extensive sub arachnoidean effusion. Effusion into ventricles of brain
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Breast); Disease (Kidney); Deposits (Liver); Engorgement (Lung); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: She had suffered for about three years before her admission under scirrhus of the left breast, which had been ulcerated for some time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

George South, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1859
Date of death: 26 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Partial peritonitis. Diseased liver. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
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: 'This man had been an excessive drinker of spirits, chiefly of rum. He had had spitting of blood some time before. One month previously the belly began to swell, he never had any pain except that due to the distention’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, scrotum

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Gilbert, 71, French polisher

Occupation or role: French polisher
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1887
Date of death: 13 Mar 1887
Disease (transcribed): Epithelimatous stricture of the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'His mother had cancer of breast. With the exception of an attack of bronchitis many years ago, he had good health till December 1886 when he began to have difficulty in swallowing, just solids & afterwards of fluids'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs,pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, brain
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Bailey, 11, School boy

Occupation or role: School boy
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1873
Date of death: 2 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Contusion, and subsequent sloughing, of intestine. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Contusion (Intestines); Sloughing (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This boy was kicked on the abdomen by a horse three days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Knight, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Aug 1860
Date of death: 4 Jan 1861
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver and kidneys. Peritonitis. Old burn
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Burn (Skin)

Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The boy was severely burnt about the shoulder and chest three years before his admission, and it was still discharging. He had begun to become enlarged without any other symptom and this was followed by oedema of the legs. The abdomen was swollen, the tongue very red, the pulse 100.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Shuttleworth, 31, Chimney sweeper

Occupation or role: Chimney sweeper
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1857
Date of death: 8 Apr 1857
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the ribs. Laceration of the liver. Extensive ecchymosis in part of the spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Liver); Ecchymosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Wintle, Frederic J.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man was found in a state of insensibility by a policeman, having fallen from the top of a mouse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left elbow, thorax, aorta, abdomen, pelvis, cranium and spine
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Eliza Waters, 50, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1870
Date of death: 6 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral Hernia. Operation. Rupture of the Bowel.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Blood Vessels); Rupture (Intestine )
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was brought to the Hospital in extreme pain due to a strangulated femoral hernia of a large size. Mr Holmes operated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen. All the viscera and other parts of the body were natural
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Taylor, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1853
Date of death: 9 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Schirrus tumour of both mammae, affecting the axillary glands, intercostal muscles, lungs and liver
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Breast); Tumour (Lymph nodes); Tumour (Muscles); Tumour (Lung); Tumour (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: She had noticed swelling of the right breast for eight months and it had been ulcerated for about two months before her admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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