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James Chaplin, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1850
Date of death: 2 Mar 1850
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of face and disease of the hip joint
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Face); Disease (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: No history could be obtained of this case. The child was admitted with a very large abscess occupying the whole of the left side of the face.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen and right lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

William Brown, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1850
Date of death: 6 Apr 1850
Disease (transcribed): Compound , comminuted fracture of the leg, and purulent deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Suppuration (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: On the day before admission he was walking and a stick which he had in his hand got between his legs and threw him down twisting his left leg under him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Mark Pearson, 44, Gentleman's Servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman's Servant
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1850
Date of death: 30 Apr 1850
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. False membrane lining peritoneum studded with tubercles. Old adhesions of pleura. Ulcers in small intestine. Tubercle in kidney
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Adhesions (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man stated on his admission that he had been more of less out of health for two years past. He had suffered a good deal form pain at the epigastrium and flatulent distension.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

John Baldwin, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1850
Date of death: 2 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Acute inflammation of the knee joint. Amputation. Secondary abscesses.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Knee); Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient, while lifting a heavy weight from a cab, strained his knee. He felt much pain for some hours and then the joint began to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Lenord Burnham, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1850
Date of death: 11 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of the hand and arm from a punctured wound of the throat. Secondary abscess
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Arm); Wound (Pharynx); Abscess (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: The body not being examined the case is not recorded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined at the request of the friends
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Lewis Lomax, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1850
Date of death: 19 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated wound on left tibia. Secondary deposits
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Deposits (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient had a lacerated wound of the left leg caused by the wheel of a carriage.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left shoulder and left lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Batchelor, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1850
Date of death: 2 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Strumous disease of the knee joint. Amputation. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee); Amputation (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with strumous disease of the knee joint which had existed for about three years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Curtis, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1850
Date of death: 12 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus ulceration of the mouth
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Mouth)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: About six months before this patient was admitted, she discovered a small ulcer on the inside of the right cheek not larger than a sixpence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Face, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

William Thomas Jalley, 3 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3 years 6 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1850
Date of death: 13 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Cherry stone in trachea
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted with symptoms of a foreign body in the trachea. The history being that the child had been playing with cherry stones and a boy threw one into his mouth.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx and trachea
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Clack, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1850
Date of death: 28 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated wound of the leg. Erysipelas. Abscess
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a lacerated wound of the right tibia. He had been riding in a cart when his leg became jammed between the cart and a post.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Burt, 8, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Sep 1859
Date of death: 6 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diseased hip. Fever (?scarlatina)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted into the hospital in September 1859 with a strumous hip joint. She had been out of health for nearly a year, & six months before symptoms of hip disease began to shew themselves’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Hip joint, throat, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Lack, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1860
Date of death: 16 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Operation for strangulated inguinal hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with the following history. Five years before he was knocked down by a blow in the abdomen, & an oblique inguinal hernia appeared on the right side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Heath, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jan 1860
Date of death: 25 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Effusion (traumatic) of blood in arachnoid. Compression & bruise of the brain
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Bruising (Brain)
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 had been subject to epileptic fits for some years & on the morning of admission (while walking on the pavement) he fell down in a fit & struck his head against the kerb stone, he was picked up & brought to the hospital [and] it was stated by those who brought him that a large amount of blood had been lost’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Barnes, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1859
Date of death: 7 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Rectovesical fistula
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Fistula (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'Shortly before admission, this man was driving a coal waggon under an archway, with his body bent somewhat forwards, when his back & shoulders came in contact with the top of the arch & he was completely doubled up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Stephen Pratt, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1860
Date of death: 17 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Simple fracture of the skull. Effusion of blood between bone & dura mater. Scalp wound
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Effusion (Brain); Wound (Scalp)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted (having fallen through a skylight to the ground, a distance of 12 feet) with an extensive scalp wound’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Carter, 45, Omnibus driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus driver
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1860
Date of death: 5 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart & kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was an omnibus driver of drunken habits, like most of his class. Three months before his admission he noticed a small swelling in the right groin, for which he wore a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James South, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 1 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Chronic rheumatic arthritis of hip. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Arthritis (Hip); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man stated that 4 months before his admission he was pushing a carriage into a coach house, when he felt something give way in his left knee. The following morning the left hip was […] swollen, & the thigh became perfectly black, as if from a severe bruise’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, hip joint

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sophia Reeves, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1860
Date of death: 4 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Traumatic gangrene of the leg & thigh
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Leg, thigh)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'About an hour before admission she, getting out of an omnibus, when she was knocked down by a van, the […] wheel of which passed over the […] left knee’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left lower extremities

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Smart, 72, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1860
Date of death: 9 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Senile gangrene
Disease (standardised): Gangrene
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A month before admission he cut a corn on the little toe of the right foot. He cut it rather more than he intended & made a small wound. He continued to walk about & it did not heal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, arteries, abdomen, right shoulder

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Bartley, 47, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1860
Date of death: 10 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture (simple) of the cranium. Laceration of middle meningeal artery. Scalp wound. Diffuse inflammation of the scalp
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was brought into the hospital perfectly insensible, apparently from the combined effects of gin & concussion he had been upset off a cab which he was driving’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Elizabeth Cant, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1860
Date of death: 12 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Operation Peritonitis (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient had been troubled with a femoral hernia for 6 years, which came on after lifting a heavy weight. She had always worn a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

Edward Brown, 40, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1860
Date of death: 29 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Chronic inflammation & hypertrophy of the skull. Chronic arachnitis. Trephining. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Arachnitis (Brain); Trephining (Skull); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was at work at the railway bridge at Pimlico, when a stone about the size of a man’s fist fell 30 feet onto his head. He was picked up insensible & conveyed here with as little delay as possible. On admission he was just recovering from his concussion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Margaret Balmain, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1860
Date of death: 20 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of femur. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Disease (Heart)
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 with a traumatic fracture of the left femur just below the trochanter, there was considerable displacement. She was very unhealthy in appearance, her complexion being sallow […] She stated that the day before her admission, she had slipped down some steps, striking the outer side of the thigh against the floor’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thigh, cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Mends, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1860
Date of death: 27 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Fatty heart. Bed sores
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Disease (Heart); Pressure ulcer (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'About 10 days before this man was admitted he was getting up behind a carriage, when he struck his right foot (against the step)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax, abdomen, foot

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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