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Elizabeth Dawson, 20, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1855
Date of death: 5 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous meningitis. Phthisis. Peculiar cysts within vertebral canal formed by arachnoid
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, Meningeal (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cysts (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl had a somewhat strumous appearance, but she was said to have been strong and healthy until she came to London four before admission. She had no definite complaint until six weeks ago when she began to suffer from headache and pains in the centre of the spine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Henderson, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1860
Date of death: 9 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased kidneys. Old dislocation of radius
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Dislocation (Wrist)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'Few years before his admission, this man had some complaing which he described as ‘chronic fever’ and it appeared he never was well afterwards, Five months afterwards he coughed up a large quantity of blood, and ever afterwards had a slight cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left arm, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Bowyer, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1859
Date of death: 23 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of spinal cord
Disease (standardised): Softening (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'One week before admission this young woman had, during the day, a severe pain at the lower part of the spine. During the following night she had occasion to get out of bed, and on returning to it found that she had suddenly lost the use of the lower extremities so that she was unable to turn round’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine

Type of incident: n/a

George Fullbrook, 16, Errand boy

Occupation or role: Errand boy
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1860
Date of death: 13 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Acute periosteal abscess. Pericarditis. Secondary deposits in the lung, pleura & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Bones); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposit (Lungs, pleura, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'An errand boy. A week before admission he was seized with shivering and a feeling of cold down his spine. This was followed by severe pain in the left foot and leg, and on the following day he had to keep his bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Raeburn, 64, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1860
Date of death: 7 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Pneumonia (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 house-painter, a hard drinker. He had been ill for a month, suffering from boils or superficial abscesses about the nates. In getting out of bed, a week ago, he slipped and broke several ribs on the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Robert Clarke, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1860
Date of death: 20 Jul 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys & liver. Old gout
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, liver); Gout (Joints)
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, a coachman, became a patient in the year 1851, under Dr Page [William Emanuel Page]. He was then suffering from gout, which he had had ever since he was 26 years of age. His hads were horribly distorted, and rendered perfectly useless […] A plaster cast of one of the hands was taken and is preserved in the museum’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Reynolds, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Aug 1860
Date of death: 19 Sep 1860
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the hip joint. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Hip); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: '12 months before admission this patient was attacked with pain & jumping in the left hip joint. He continued to walk about but did so with extreme difficulty’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right hip

Type of incident: n/a

John Eddy, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1860
Date of death: 24 Sep 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Laceration of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'Shortly before admission this man was knocked down by some planks falling on him from a height of 8 feet, he fell down upon the pavement & struck the back of his head’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Isabella Bishop, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1860
Date of death: 29 Dec 1860
Disease (transcribed): Caries of temporal bone. ?Pyaemia. Scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Caries (Temporal bone); Sepsis (Systemic); Scarlet fever (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 patient was brought into the hospital delirious, and her friends knew little about her or that very little could be learned concerning her. It appeared that for some time past she had suffered pain in the head, and had latterly become very deaf’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right ear, cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

John Hill, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1860
Date of death: 30 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: n/a
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Robert Shelley, 36, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1881
Date of death: 31 Jul 1881
Disease (transcribed): Spinal disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spine)
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: 'He gives no account of any illness previous except smallpox at 21. No history of syphilis. Bowels as a rule relaxed; no cough; good appetite; no loss of flesh. About 4 months before admission he began to feel a pain in both flanks with some cough which increased the pain'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, spine

Type of incident: n/a

Herbert Hutchings, 25, Plateman

Occupation or role: Plateman
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1881
Date of death: 20 Sep 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary congestion. Adherent pericardium. Rheumatism acuta
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Rheumatism (Joints)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'In 1876 he had an acute attack of rheumatism of the larger joints, from which he completely recovered in 3 months. No subsequent history of cardiac disease. Habits temperate. Exposed to much wet & cold in an iron foundry. About 3 weeks before admission he began to feel pain in knees and ankles. These gradually increased and he took to his bed two days before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain

Type of incident: n/a

John Wood, 39, Gilder

Occupation or role: Gilder
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Sep 1881
Date of death: 12 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Softening of cord
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Softening (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of heritable disease; no scarlet fever: dysentery whilst in India in 1869. In 1879 he had several attacks of pain in right knee & great toe with gouty symptoms; and during these years frequent attacks of cough with much dyspnoea, polyuria, and in March 1880 oedema'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Fred Hemstock, 32, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1888
Date of death: 7 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Suppuration amongst the praevertebral muscles and in the substance of the sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles. Hyperpyrexia. ?Pyaemia from an undiscovered cause
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Muscles); Fever (Systemic); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man had been ill a week before coming here, with persistent high temperature, & a swelling (purulent) in the right side of the neck, the cause of which was never apparent. He was first seen here by the surgeon, & afterwards by Dr Dickinson [William Howship Dickinson]’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Neck, brain, spinal cord, alimentary canal, larynx, thyroid, trachea, bronchial tubes, lungs, pericardium, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, urethra, testicles, cervical vertebrae

Type of incident: n/a

William Deverell, 22, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1888
Date of death: 24 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Purulent meningitis, chiefly over right hemisphere, following disease of right petrous bone and right middle ear
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Disease (Temporal bone, ear)
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 that he was in good health till the early morning (12) of the 23rd February. He then shivered and had acute headache. Later in the day he came to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, spinal cord, ears, abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, thorax, larynx, lungs, heart

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

Edith Vincent, 9 months, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 9 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1888
Date of death: 13 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Rickets. Ulceration of large intestine
Disease (standardised): Rickets (Bones); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child who was 9 months old had diarrhoea for 3 or 4 days before her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, brain

Type of incident: n/a

George Eden, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1863
Date of death: 3 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of skull. Empyema
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Skull); Empyema (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'Contracted syphilis in 1858, & was not put under the mercurial treatment: a secondary eruption appeared in 1860, and in 1862 several nodes formed in various parts of the skull, but disappeared under treatment. He was salivated in 1859 for a sore on the penis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Cheesman, [No age stated], Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1864
Date of death: 9 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of base of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'Was admitted in the evening of the 6th February in a state of complete insensibility, respiration blowing, blood running from both ears, from mouth, and some coming forwards under the left conjunctiva; there was a scalp wound leading to exposed bone at the back of the head’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head (‘no other part could be examined’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Welsh, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1864
Date of death: 3 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of leg and ankle. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'Fell from a scaffold a distance of forty feet. He was admitted into the Oxford Ward on February 8th with a compound fracture of the right leg. The wound was about an inch in length, and the end of the upper fragment protruded through it’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, legs

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Durbin, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jan 1864
Date of death: 25 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of leg. Caries of pelvis
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Caries (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'A large abscess formed in the calf of the left leg in December 1863, while he was convalescent from an attack of typhoid fever’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Stump (‘the left leg had been amputated at the middle of the thigh’), chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William King, 23, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1864
Date of death: 28 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Laceration of lung
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'This patient, on attempting to stop a runaway horse, was crushed between a wall & a cart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Ellen Tierney, 19 months, Infant

Occupation or role: Infant
Age: 19 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1864
Date of death: 26 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Rickets. Diarrhoea
Disease (standardised): Rickets (Bone); Diarrhoea (Bowel)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This child was brought into the hospital living, but expired before it could be placed in bed. It was said to have had diarrhoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Brown, 50, Confectioner

Occupation or role: Confectioner
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1864
Date of death: 18 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull and spine. Perforation of carotid
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull, spine); Perforation (Carotid arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'The broughman, in which this gentleman was riding, came into violent collision with the pole of an omnibus, which, crashing through the side of the carriage, struck the unfortunate gentleman on the head, he vomited a large quantity of blood immediately, and died in a few seconds’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spine, trunk

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Morris, 23, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1864
Date of death: 22 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'A tin pail loaded with ‘comps’[?] fell a distance of 25 feet, & the edge struck him on the top of his head, sending him insensible for a few minutes. On admission there was a wound about 2 ½ inches long over the sagittal suture’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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