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Samuel Durby, 65, Farm labourer

Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1887
Date of death: 1 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Medical notes: 'A healthy man, who for a fortnight has had a cough with considerable expectoration. Six days before admission he grew worse & had severe rigors, pain in the point of the chest, some diarrhoea, much dyspnoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Mills, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1859
Date of death: 12 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was sent to the hospital by a general practitioner in order that he might be treated for a supposed strangulated hernia. His antecedents were as follows. For three years he had been getting thin and suffering from cough, emaciation and occasional haemoptysis. He had been for three months in the hospital for consumption’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Brown, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 10 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

George F. Joy, [No age stated], Railway porter

Occupation or role: Railway porter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1860
Date of death: 11 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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 railway porter. He had pretty good health until 10 weeks before admission, when he began to suffer from cough and expectoration, never of blood. He had occasional bleeding at the nose during his illness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, larynx

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Lock, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1860
Date of death: 11 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward and Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted into the Wellington ward March 31st with a small scalp wound situated about an inch above the nose, & erysipelas of the head & face. It appeared that the woman was of drunken habits & was a week before her admission knocked down by her husband, who was also drunk’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Joy, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 11 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the ovary
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Ovaries)
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 young woman attributed her complaint to sudden cessation of the catamenial discharge [menstruation], caused by fright four years ago. It appeared that an eel was suddenly twisted round her neck during one of the monthly periods, which was followed by a sudden suppression of the discharge, which never reappeared’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Young, 34, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Vegetations on the mitral valve, with vegetations also on the aortic valves, one of which has ulcerated
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had acute rheumatism when about 14 years of age. She was laid up (in bed) for about 9 weeks. Six months before admission she had oedema of the legs. About nine weeks before she came in she had vomiting and on the following day sharp pain in her left side, and some cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, brain, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

John Manser, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1860
Date of death: 18 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A porter, of sallow and somewhat bloated aspect; he had been in the habit of living freely, taking half a pint of gin ‘with fish, flesh and fowl, every day of his life’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Shields, 37, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Old mitral disease. Pulmonary emphysema & bronchitis. Recent acute nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When 13 years of age the patient had scarlatina. She occasionally had rheumatic pains in her shoulders. For some time, she could not say how long, she had been disturbed about twice during the night to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Daniel Galvin, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1860
Date of death: 18 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Day, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 19 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'This man had been ill for a year and 11 weeks. His complaint dated from a blow on the right side of the chest from a horse. About six months ago he spat a small quantity of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Cutler, 50, Former soldier

Occupation or role: Former soldier
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1860
Date of death: 19 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'A discharged soldier, for a long time in the habit of drinking to excess, but without getting intoxicated. A month before he came in he observed that he could not button his breeches as before, up to this time his health had been perfectly good’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Perryman, 28, Firewood cutter

Occupation or role: Firewood cutter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 22 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 firewood cutter of exceedingly drunken habits. From the account obtained from his wife, it appeared that he was taken ill on the 9th of April, having been continuously intoxicated for the previous week. He was seized with pains in the head and aching in the thighs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ely, 34, Brewhouse labourer

Occupation or role: Brewhouse labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1860
Date of death: 23 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Gangrene. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Gangrene; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship and Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A brewhouse labourer. In the habit of drinking freely, according to his own admission 5 pints a day. He was said to have had epileptic fits latterly, but it was not learned how long he had been so affected. He attributed his illness to a lump of coal falling upon the lower part of his back 7 weeks ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Berridge, 16, Errand boy

Occupation or role: Errand boy
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1888
Date of death: 2 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of an ulcer in the vermiform appendix. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The boy was generally in good health. On March 21st he had acute abdominal pain. On the 22nd, 23rd & 24th vomiting, on the 25th he was weak, his bowels were open’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

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

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

Henry Arnott, 34, Dockyard labourer

Occupation or role: Dockyard labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was deposited in the hospital by his wife and immediately left, no clue was obtained during his life as to the nature of the preceding symptoms. He was delirious and rapidly becoming comatose [….] He had been a labourer in Woolwich Dockyard. On the 22nd of March while at work, some sand bags weighing 30lb fell upon his head from a height of 20 feet, and knocked him down’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Atto, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1860
Date of death: 16 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Sprained ankle
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Sprain (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, who had been a free liver and had had delirium tremens several times, was admitted on the 4th of January into one of the surgical wards with a sprained ankle. Nothing unusual was observed about him until the 14th, when while attempting to get out of bed, he fell down half insensible’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen, right ankle

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Sainsbury, 38, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1888
Date of death: 5 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of the right lung, with a multiloculated cavity or cavities in the upper lobe
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a painter, had never suffered from gout, colic nor from dropped wrist. He had formerly drunk about 3 pints of beer a day. He derided ‘foam[?] ale# and drank the varieties known as ‘stout’ and ‘old sin’. His health was good’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Goddard, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient, who looked older than she was, had suffered for 5 months from pain in the right hypochondrium, especially when lying on either side. Latterly she had lost flesh to a considerable extent’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Wall, 43, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1860
Date of death: 27 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs)
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 shoemaker of very drunken habits. He had had more or less cough for 6 months, always attended with some degree of expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Webbing, 46, Brewer’s man

Occupation or role: Brewer’s man
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 27 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Hydrothorax
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Hydrothorax (Lungs)
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 brewer’s man. In the habit of drinking two gallons a day of porter, turgid and bloated in appearance. About six years ago he spat up a tablespoonful of blood, but his health remained unaffected. For some months before admission he had been ailing’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Todd, 39, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1860
Date of death: 27 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): 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: 'This man had been a painter, but had never suffered from colic. About six months before he came in, he was obliged to give up work in consequence of increasing weakness and lowness of spirits, without any other symptoms, excepting that the quantity of urine was in excess’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Law, 49, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 28 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
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 painter in the habit of drinking freely. For the last six weeks, he had had cough with expectoration, never of blood. For the fortnight preceding admission, he had been hoarse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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