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George Smith , 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1861
Date of death: 7 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in iliac fossa. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Hip); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: Two weeks before admission the patient was carrying a sack of coals on his back when he slipped and fell, striking himself violently on the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Shaw, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1879
Date of death: 27 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of brain. Inflammation of mastoid cells. Cirrhosis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Inflammation (Skull); Cirrhosis (Liver); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Three years before admission a scaly eruption appeared all over the body. Under treatment it disappeared, but was followed by loss of hair, headache and pains in the limbs. Two years later he had ulcerated legs and severe sore throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mastoid region, dura mater, brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary apparatus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

James Jeffrey, 45, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1884
Date of death: 4 Mar 1885
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Peritonitis. Enteritis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: This man had long been ruptured and was in the habit of wearing a truss which, however, had got out of order.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

John Clare, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1860
Date of death: 8 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strumous hydrocephalus and disease of the intestine. Diseased hip.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Hydrocephalus (Brain); Disease (Intestines); Disease (Hip)
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 into the Hospital with a diseased hip of six weeks standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Campbell, 68, Schoolmistress

Occupation or role: Schoolmistress
Gender: Female
Age: 68
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1877
Date of death: 7 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction from adhesions, enteritis, gangrene, perforation, etc
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Enteritis (Intestines); Gangrene (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines);
Admitting doctor: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: History. Was well till 3 years ago – Since that time has suffered generally from constipation – A year ago an attack of Rheumatism which lasted 3 months. From that time the difficulty in getting action of Bowels increased and sometimes there was much pain during defaecation. Ten months ago difficulty and pain in passing water. Three months ago a single severe bleeding after defaecation. Bowels acted last a week ago. For five days vomiting after taking any food – Family history good – Has lost flesh'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, intestine,vagina
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Atkinson, 1 year 10 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 year 10 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1871
Date of death: 23 Feb 1872
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Operation (suprapubic). Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder); Operation (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This child was admitted with the history that he had been cut for stone in another hospital, but no stone was extracted.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Pearson, 47, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1888
Date of death: 9 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Abdominal section. Division of band, at apex of a large Meckel’s Diverticulum was found a divided band. On ileum near extremity marks of compression. Slight peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Section (Abdomen); Meckel’s diverticulum (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James and Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A policeman, whose general health has always been good. Six years previously he became ruptured on the right side & has since worn a truss. The rupture has not come down for 6 years. On evening of Dec 2nd he had a desire to defecate after dinner & [?] a small, hard motion was passed & since then there has been total constipation. He began to vomit at night & has ejected everything he has taken’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, oesophagus, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Dennis Sullivan, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1883
Date of death: 16 Dec 1883
Disease (transcribed): Herniotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Herniotomy (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The man came to the hospital at the end of six days constipation. It was questioned whether a hernia had caused an obstruction.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen. No further examination was made owing to the objection of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Lappin, 23, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1882
Date of death: 4 Dec 1882
Disease (transcribed): Suppurating bubo. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Groin); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The patient was admitted into the hospital with a bubo in the right groin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Neal, 62, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Dec 1885
Date of death: 12 Dec 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat. Oedema of the lungs. Cirrhosis of the liver. Delirium
Disease (standardised): Cut (Throat); Oedema (Lung); Cirrhosis (Liver); Delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had been in this hospital in the early part of the year after an attempt at suicide. Since that time he had been subject to attacks of despondency and fits of an epileptic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, aorta, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Suicide

William Andrews, 8, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Nov 1884
Date of death: 17 Nov 1884
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of urethra. Peritonitis. Extravasation of urine
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Urethra); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Extravasation (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: This boy jumped from a wall and fell astride a bar.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, bladder and urethra
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Spendelow, 45, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Dec 1885
Date of death: 10 Dec 1885
Disease (transcribed): Ileitis (from hernia). Strangulated femoral hernia
Disease (standardised): Ileitis (Intestines); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had been employed in work of an unusually laborious character. In the evening he began to experience abdominal pain and became conscious of a tender and painful lump in the right groin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, vessels, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

James Kingscott, 35, Drayman

Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1883
Date of death: 23 Oct 1883
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of left leg. Congestion of lungs. Nephritis. Fatty liver. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Congestion (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney); Disease (Liver); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The patient did not know how much beer he consumed daily. He had been thrown out of his van and one of its wheels passed over his left ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Scott, 39, Wire worker

Occupation or role: Wire worker
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 May 1886
Date of death: 24 Nov 1886
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the rectum. Periproctitis. Pelvic cellulitis. Localised faecal extravasation from descending colon
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Intestines); Proctitis (Intestines); Cellulitis (Pelvis); Faecal extravasation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: On November last a pregnancy ended in abortion. Six months before admission she began to have constipation and then diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines, brain, uterus and pelvic fascia
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Bond, 21, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Nov 1876
Date of death: 7 Nov 1876
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Prostatic abscess (from urethritis)
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Prostate); Urethritis (Urethra)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Morgan, John Hammond
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission this patient was perfectly healthy. He then contracted gonorrhoea for which he was treated. After a rigor he became unable to pass his water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, peritoneum, prostate and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Hanson, 37, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1869
Date of death: 11 Nov 1869
Disease (transcribed): Ovariotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ovariotomy (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient had been in the hospital on several previous occasions. On admission she was larger than ever, with constant sickness and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Ogilvie, 6 months, [Unmarried child of] Assistant

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Assistant
Age: 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1887
Date of death: 31 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Intussusception of the bowel. Abdominal section
Disease (standardised): Intussusception (Bowel); Section (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Not seen by the surgical registrar. The history given in the HS was that the child was taken ill 4 days before admission with vomiting: there was constant desire to defecate with the passage of flatus, mucus, blood & a little fluid foecal matter. On the 3rd day, the medical attendant found a tumour from rectum on examining the child under chloroform'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Wright, 56, Ladies maid

Occupation or role: Ladies maid
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Oct 1877
Date of death: 24 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Perinephritic abscess. Purulent Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Perinephritis (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient seemed too ill to give any history of her illness. She was complaining to great abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, bronchi, pleurae, heart, liver, kidneys, spine, peritoneum, spleen, brain and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

William Gigg, 22, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1880
Date of death: 31 Oct 1880
Disease (transcribed): Lardaceous infiltration of the liver, spleen and kidneys. Ascites. Peritonitis. Sluggish ulcer
Disease (standardised): Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: A year before admission he had a severe attack of rheumatism, two months after which the leg became painful and swollen. He had several strumous scars about him and the cervical glands were slightly enlarged.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

William Burge, 13, Book stall keeper

Occupation or role: Book stall keeper
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1875
Date of death: 15 Nov 1875
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Ulceration of intestines. Perineal abscess
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Perineum)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Walker, 47, Chimney sweep

Occupation or role: Chimney sweep
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1892
Date of death: 25 Sep 1892
Disease (transcribed): Ununited fracture of leg. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The man slipped of the pavement, falling with is leg bent under him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left leg, head, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Flanagan, 56, [Wife of] Foreman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Foreman
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1888
Date of death: 26 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Gall stone impacted in common bile duct. Biliary obstruction and hepatic abscesses
Disease (standardised): Gallstone (Gallbladder); Abscess (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Le Cronier, Maxwell
Medical notes: 'Had never left Britain. In early life lived amongst the Cambrian Mountains. No history of ague. For 11[?] years had had attacks, the symptoms of which point to the passage of gall stones, altogether she had 4 or 5 such attacks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, stomach, bladder
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Hunter, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1890
Date of death: 9 Aug 1890
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis secondary to perforation of rectum, bladder and small intestines
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Rectum); Perforation (Bladder); Perforation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Newton, Reginald Frederick Henry
Medical notes: Whilst climbing up a tree he fell and a branch entered his anus wounding him severely.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, intestines, bladder, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Hinton, 58, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1877
Date of death: 20 Sep 1877
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The case was not reported here.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Stokoe, 46, Ladysmaid

Occupation or role: Ladysmaid
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1883
Date of death: 15 Jul 1883
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Scirrhus mammae
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Carcinoma (Breast)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: She was in this hospital four years ago suffering from cancer of the left breast.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, abdomen and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

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