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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

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

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

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

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

Charles Martin, 69, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1881
Date of death: 23 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Disease of heart valves (senile changes)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart); Senility
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson and Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of disease in early life: in middle life he had several attacks of rheumatism, felt chiefly in hands & feet and leading to swelling and slight distortion of the joints. He has lived as a stableman in London all his life and has drunk both beer and rum freely. In 1869 he was an in-patient with albuminuria and incompetence of the mitral valves: much cough & free expectoration'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

John Ebdon, 25, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 3 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in the prostate gland. Gonorrhoea
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Prostate); Gonorrhoea (Genitalia)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A baker. He had had gonorrhoea for a fortnight, with pains across the loins. 4 days before admission this increased in severity and extended down the legs, so that he had to discontinue work’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Labrosse, 49, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1888
Date of death: 14 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Chronic Bright’s disease from pale, granular, contracted kidneys. Bronchitis and oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Bronchitis (Lungs); Edema (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 said he had undergone great privations in the France-German war of 1870. On one occasion a Bavarian soldier struck him on the back of his neck. A fatty tumour afterwards appeared on the site of the injury. He was however in good health till a year before admission when he had bronchitis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, spleen, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, testes

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Anderson, 58, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 8 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Diseased kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
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. Except an attack of colic 20 years ago, this man had very good health until 7 weeks before admission. He never had gout, nor any dropsical affection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Brennan, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1860
Date of death: 16 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, 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: 'The patient had been an in-patient 12 years before, suffering from the same affective of the skin that she had when admitted. She had long suffered form palpitations of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth LeGray, 49, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1881
Date of death: 9 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She describes herself as never having been in good health but never having had any severe illness: no scarlet fever. She has had 10 children & 5 miscarriages; has had much flooding and vomiting in her confinements, the last of which was 4 years ago. She has been laid up since then with occasional oedema; has had much vomiting & a bad appetite'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Mead, 42, Gun maker

Occupation or role: Gun maker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 1 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dilated & hypertrophied heart. Pulmonary apoplexy & pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (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 gun maker. He had rheumatic fever 11 years ago, but remained pretty well until 3 months before admission when, as he supposed, in consequence of taking cold he suffered from cough and loss of appetite. A fortnight before admission he began to get dropsical’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Keen, 66, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1887
Date of death: 21 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The patient was a painter who had had lead colic, 3 attacks of gout & 7 years previously left hemiplegia from which he almost completely recovered'

Illustrations: No
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

Amelia Cooper, 75, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 6 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Villous cancer of the bladder
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient had enjoyed good health until within the last 8 weeks, when she suffered form pain in micturition and a frequent desire to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Alice Mason, 28, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1888
Date of death: 8 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatism. Vegetations along free border of mitral valve. Cerebral embolism. Old kidney infarcts
Disease (standardised): Rheumatism (Joints); Vegetation (Heart); Embolism (Blood vessels); Infarction (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: 'There was no history of rheumatism nor of scarlatina. For nine months before she came to the hospital she suffered much from neuralgia, and for 2 months before she came the pain was very severe. Four months before her admission she ‘grazed’ her left foot, the wound did not heal. For 3 days before she came in she had oedema of the legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, thorax, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

John Riddle, 65, Journeyman baker

Occupation or role: Journeyman baker
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 20 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dilated aorta. Hypertrophy of heart. Diseased kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta, heart, kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
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 had been a journeyman baker. He had had more or less cough for years, and was subject to gout. He never had had acute rheumatism’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Gayton, 23, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1860
Date of death: 20 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Dropsy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 clerk. When 7 years ago he had scarlatina and never was well afterwards, being ‘delicate’ and subject to superficial abscesses, but he never, as far as he knew, had any trace of dropsy until the end of January of the present year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Ebenezer Milton, 55, Costermonger

Occupation or role: Costermonger
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1881
Date of death: 15 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Brought in dead'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Birkhamshaw, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1860
Date of death: 21 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Renal disease
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); 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 patient had, it appeared, been suffering from cold and cough ever since November. Three days before admission this became suddenly worse, and became accompanied withmuch dyspnoea, pain in the chest and sore throat’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Rose Brown, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 May 1881
Date of death: 27 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Cardiac hypertrophy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Her father was an idiot but not a dwarf. She has had 5 brothers and sisters, all undersized, but healthy. No goitre. She has shewn a remarkably obstinate nature but is of fair intelligence. She is of very short stature (4ft 1) for her age (16). When a child she had an eruptive disease, followed by desquamation; no history of sore throat, or oedema immediately subsequent, or haematuria'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Uridge, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 28 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart & kidneys. Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 woman had been in the hospital in September /59 and in March ‘60. At the latter of these periods, she stated that she had never had a rheumatism, but that for the last 4 years, she had occasionally suffered from palpitations, swelling of the legs, especially at night, swelling of the belly and cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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