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George Shears, 35, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1870
Date of death: 12 Jan 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Bruising of brain. Fractured ribs and clavicle.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Contusions (Brain); Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Clavicle)
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 fell off a ladder 15 feet high and his head struck a stone.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, skull, meninges and cerebrum
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Arthur, 58, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1870
Date of death: 1 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fractured tibia. Old paraplegia. Bedsore.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Paraplegia (Brain); Pressure Ulcer (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Brazier, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1854
Date of death: 8 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Strumous disease of bones of the right wrist. Phthisis. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Wrist); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitting doctor: Cutler, Edward
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, who was extremely pale & thin & had all the aspect of a consumptive patient, was admitted under the surgeon’s care in consequence of strumous disease of the right wrist, which had existed according to his account for more than a year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Wrist joint, abdomen, thorax

Type of injury: n/a

Henry Bartley, 47, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1860
Date of death: 10 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture (simple) of the cranium. Laceration of middle meningeal artery. Scalp wound. Diffuse inflammation of the scalp
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was brought into the hospital perfectly insensible, apparently from the combined effects of gin & concussion he had been upset off a cab which he was driving’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Summers, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1852
Date of death: 28 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fractured vertebrae and ribs. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Fracture (Ribs); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: He was admitted having a short time previously fallen down while mounting a ladder, a height of about ten feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spinal cord and column
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Adams, 57, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1860
Date of death: 12 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Laceration of the brain. Fractured spine & ribs
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Brain); Fracture (Spine, ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A few month before admission this man fell from a scaffold about 30 feet, falling with his back across a plank, at the same time striking the back part of his head against another’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Odam, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1856
Date of death: 12 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Compound comminuted with depression
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This boy had fallen out of the first floor window of a house, a distance of about twenty feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and left forearm
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Turp, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1856
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Lacerated lungs.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This boy had been run over by a loaded van.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Field, Fitter

Occupation or role: Fitter
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1871
Date of death: 25 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)

Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

Joseph Edwards, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Injury from the wheel of a railway truck. Fracture of the pelvis. Laceration of the urethra. Fracture of one rib and the clavicle. Bruised condition of the lung
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Laceration (Urethra); Fracture (Rib); Fracture (Clavicle); Bruising (Lung)
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 boy was at play in a railroad truck which was set in motion. He jumped out of the truck and fell under the wheel.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Burton, 70, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1860
Date of death: 21 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the acetabulum. Abscess in hip joint. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Abscess (Hip); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was said to have fallen between 8 & 9 feet from a scaffold, but how his leg was placed in the fall no one knew’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left hip

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

James Day, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1871
Date of death: 28 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fractured pubis. Ruptured urethra. Laceration of hand
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pubis); Rupture (Urethra); Laceration (Hand)

Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy and Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This patient died a few hours after admission & was not seen by me’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, thorax, abdomen, bladder

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

William Chesters, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1854
Date of death: 5 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic disease of humerus. Secondary pneumonia & pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Arm); Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, who appeared in perfect health & had very florid complexion, was admitted on account of disease of the left humerus […] he had had syphilis about 2 years before admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Edward Skelton, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1853
Date of death: 30 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Effusion of blood into the pleural sac to a great extent. Friable lung. Slightly diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Effusion (Pleura); Friable (Lung); 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: He had attended for three days as an out patient on account of a fracture of the ribs on the left side which had been caused by the kick of a horse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward Brown, 40, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1860
Date of death: 29 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Chronic inflammation & hypertrophy of the skull. Chronic arachnitis. Trephining. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Arachnitis (Brain); Trephining (Skull); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was at work at the railway bridge at Pimlico, when a stone about the size of a man’s fist fell 30 feet onto his head. He was picked up insensible & conveyed here with as little delay as possible. On admission he was just recovering from his concussion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

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

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

George Josey, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1871
Date of death: 22 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)

Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This man was brought in, insensible, breathing stertorously, pulse scarcely perceptible, and with an extensive fracture of the skull. He died shortly after admission’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

Archibald Harding, 45, Gentleman's Servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman’s Servant
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 9 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Strumous disease of the Calvaria, Spine, Larynx
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Skull); Tuberculosis (Spine); Tuberculosis (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted on account of caries of the cranium, and he referred to a blow he had received a year before. It appeared however that he had had disease of the left clavicle before the accident.

Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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