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Fanny Wood, 50, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1893
Date of death: 1 Jan 1894
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Dilated & fatty heart. Angina pectoris causing death. (? Influenza just previous to admission)
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Angina pectoris (Chest); Influenza (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'There was a history of, 4 years ago, an attack of inflammation and pleurisy on the left side. Health usually good. A bad headache a fortnight before admission. In bed for 3 days, giddy and weak, then able to go out (?an attack of influenza)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ureters, bladder, uterus, ovaries
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

Robert Driver, 48, Driver

Occupation or role: Driver
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1846
Date of death: 8 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Abscess near bladder bursting into urethra
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'About one year ago an abscess formed by the side of the rectum close to the anus; it was opened, discharged and has never remained healed for any length of time together’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Green, 25, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a dressmaker, was of a non-tubercular family and had had good health until 7 months before admission'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

James Brown, 44, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1881
Date of death: 28 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
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: 'No family history of phthisis. He has spent 22 years in the Navy and Merchant Service and during that time had very good health. Four months ago he gave up his sea life and came to live in London. Since then he has never been free from cough and has lost flesh rapidly. His sputa have become very profuse and purulent and his dyspnoea constant'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

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

Richard Jackson, 50, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1864
Date of death: 17 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with bronchial catarrh and cough of a month’s duration. He had wasted during the attack and at the time of admission was without appetite’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, blood

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Denton, 13, Child

Occupation or role: Child
Age: 13
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1864
Date of death: 17 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'The patient was a well grown, healthy-looking girl. On her admission she had been ill a week, rigors, vomiting, vertigo and what she called sick headache being the main symptoms. She had not entirely kept her bed but used to get up for dinner’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, 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

Mary Ann Wilson , 22, Washerwoman

Occupation or role: Washerwoman
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1876
Date of death: 8 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Four days before admission, the patient was exposed to a severe chill. She began to shiver and the next morning she found herself suffering from cough, dyspnoea and pain in the left side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus, heart, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Noah Smith, [No age stated], Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1864
Date of death: 21 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Typhus? Scarlet fever?
Disease (standardised): Typhus (Systemic); Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Steward, George William and Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought into the hospital in a semicomatose state by a friend, who could give no more account of him than that he had been ill for 3 or 4 days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, pharynx

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

Henry Sandford, 30, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1864
Date of death: 22 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George and Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Steward, George William and Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'Admitted into the surgical wards with varicose aneurism of right arm, which had existed about four years. In 1860 he retired to bed in his usual health, awoke suddenly during the night & found the whole right side of body with right extremities cold & numbed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Shoulder, chest, 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

Edwin Cannon, 4, [Unmarried child of] Charwoman

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Charwoman
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1887
Date of death: 21 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child had a phthisical history & had been treated here when 15 months old for inflammation of the lungs'

Illustrations: No
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

Charles Agassiz, 20, Scullery man

Occupation or role: Scullery man
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1877
Date of death: 10 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The case was not reported as no post mortem was made.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
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

Michael Fitzgibbon, 32, Cooper

Occupation or role: Cooper
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1864
Date of death: 6 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys. Empyema. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Empyema (Pleura); Peritonitis (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man had been under treatment nine months before for an abscess near the right mamma accompanied by cough and great debility. Of this illness no accurate account could be obtained (the patient was Irish)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Hockley, 33, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1860
Date of death: 29 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
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 had been employed in a department of shoemaking. 18 weeks before admission he happened to weigh himself and then ascertained that his weight was 11st 12lbs. When he came in he weighed 9st 3lbs. For 15 months previous he had suffered from much feeling of weakness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Zouche, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 30 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hypertrophy of cranium. Meningeal apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Brain); Stroke (Brain)
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 patient came into the house with cough, expectoration and other symptoms of phthisis which she had had for 4 months. She took cascarilla with ipecacuan, and wine, and her case did not attract much attention until the 25th when she suddenly lost her power of distinct speech. She looked intelligent and appeared to understand all that was said to her’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, neck

Type of incident: n/a

John Jennings, 49, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1863
Date of death: 8 Jan 1864
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man, a labourer, spare and of bronzed complexion came in complaining of ‘a choking pain about the chest’, dyspnoea and a slight cough with spitting of thin, white, frothy saliva together with frequent thirst. He had left his work nine weeks owing to pains in the knees and small joints from rheumatic gout’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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