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George Tucker, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1877
Date of death: 18 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Wound of peritoneum; peritonitis. Wound of pericardium and of heart.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Wound (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Nine hours previous to admission this patient, having been worried by his grandchildren laid open his abdomen with a penknife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum and intestinal canal
Type of incident: Suicide

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 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

George Smith , 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1861
Date of death: 7 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in iliac fossa. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Hip); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: Two weeks before admission the patient was carrying a sack of coals on his back when he slipped and fell, striking himself violently on the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Catherine Mousier, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1861
Date of death: 30 Mar 1861
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Peritonitis. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The patient who had frequently appeared as a patient with attacks of dropsy, had been suffering from an increase of that complaint since the preceding Christmas. She had swelling of the legs and belly, and frequent vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
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

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

Lydia Reynolds, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1861
Date of death: 20 Mar 1861
Disease (transcribed): Hydrothorax. Paracentesis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Lung); Paracentesis (Thorax); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 patient had pretty good health until two months before she came it, when, having as she supposed taken cold, she was attacked with cough, spitting and pains in the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

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

William King, 44, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1883
Date of death: 9 Jan 1884
Disease (transcribed): Laceration of spleen. Haemorrhage. Peritonitis. Fracture of face and ribs on left side
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Spleen); Haemorrhage (Spleen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Fracture (Face); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: This man was knocked down by a cab and it was believed that the wheel passed over him. He had been drinking freely on the day of his accident.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, spleen, liver, kidneys and ribs
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Lee, 25, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1869
Date of death: 12 Mar 1869
Disease (transcribed): Acute tuberculosis. Tubercular cystitis. Peritonitis. Pyelitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Bladder); Cystitis (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyelitis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: For two months this man had had pain in passing his urine and frequent micturition.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Blackman , 46, Bathman

Occupation or role: Bathman
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1861
Date of death: 11 Mar 1861
Disease (transcribed): Operation for hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Lee, Frederick Fawson
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man stated that nine days previous to admission, whilst attending to his occupation as a bathman, an old hernia on the right side descended.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Clare, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1860
Date of death: 8 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strumous hydrocephalus and disease of the intestine. Diseased hip.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Hydrocephalus (Brain); Disease (Intestines); Disease (Hip)
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 into the Hospital with a diseased hip of six weeks standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Harrison, 39, Coach builder

Occupation or role: Coach builder
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1883
Date of death: 22 Feb 1883
Disease (transcribed): Constriction of ileum by band from one cyst to a second. Peritonitis. Cystic tumours of great omentum
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cysts (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: On February 18th constipation and severe vomiting set in and these symptoms continued until admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Duggan, 25, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1880
Date of death: 21 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Burns. Fatty degeneration of heart and liver
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The burn had resulted from her clothes catching fire.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Fleming, 41, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1861
Date of death: 25 Feb 1861
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the aortic valves. Diseased kidneys. Peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The patient had twice had colic. About 8 years ago, having at that time never had rheumatism, he began to suffer from palpitations of the heart, but no swelling until a month ago when his face became puffy about the eyes and shortly afterwards his legs became dropsical. A loud diastolic murmur was heard over the base of the heart, loudest on the right right side of the sternum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Shoulds, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1861
Date of death: 22 Feb 1861
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission the patient caught cold. He had a cough with expectoration, much pain across the chest and across the lower part of the belly, the latter immediately began to swell. He never had any jaundice. When admitted the belly was much swollen and fluctuating. An enlargement of the liver could be felt. There was no oedema in the legs or elsewhere, though it was stated that formerly they had been slightly swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Compton, 43, Excavator

Occupation or role: Excavator
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1860
Date of death: 26 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'An excavator, much in the habit of spirit drinking. He had good health until six months ago, when bleeding at the nose came on and continued more or less for two weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Holden, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1854
Date of death: 27 Feb 1854
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposit beneath pericranium & skull. Disease of the liver, spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Skull); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Spleen)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This child, when admitted, was in a state of extreme scrofulous cachexia, with a large sloughy sore over the forehead exposing the bone of the cranium’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Stewart Drage, 28, Gunmaker

Occupation or role: Gunmaker
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1869
Date of death: 23 Feb 1869
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhoids. Removal. Peritonitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhoids (Rectum); Removal (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man who had been a soldier and had been in India came home invalided last October. Twelve months ago he had dysentery and ever since he had passed blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Newland, 29, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1861
Date of death: 15 Feb 1861
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of stomach. Lobular pneumonia. Gallstone
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Pneumonia (Lung); Gallstone (Gall bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The patient was first become a patient at the hospital in February 1860 when she was receiving a treatment largely administered for secondary Syphilis. She had recently took cold and suffered shortness of breath and pains in the limbs. She had a slight cough with grey expectoration. In the vagina were doubtful traces of an old sore
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Etherington Bates, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1858
Date of death: 18 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man came under the care of the physician after being admitted as a surgeon’s patient for necrosis of the humerus. It appeared that 14 years ago he had syphilis very badly; in other respects his health had been good. Seven weeks before admission he said he caught cold & very soon his legs became anasarcous & his belly much enlarged. He had also cough & some pain in the right side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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