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William Cook, 54, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1864
Date of death: 7 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Kidneys)
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 brought to the hospital perfectly unconscious and died the following day. He had been seized with a fit the same morning, while at his occupation and in his usual health’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

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

Elizabeth Battle, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1860
Date of death: 4 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fever
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic)
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 patient was said to have been ill for a week or ten days. Latterly she had been delirious’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Elliott, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 May 1860
Date of death: 5 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Abscess of the lung
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship and Goldsmith, George Pocock
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'The mother of 15 children. She was said to have had good health until a month previous to admission, when she caught cold, and since suffered from cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Horn, 61, Lead-roller

Occupation or role: Lead-roller
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1887
Date of death: 2 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Suppurative portal phlebitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Phlebitis (Blood vessels); Sepsis (Systemic)
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 lead roller who had had good health with the exception of 3 attacks of colic, the last 1 year before admission'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Day, 50, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1864
Date of death: 10 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus (Systemic)
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 man was admitted on the eighth day from the first appearance of the symptoms. He was then extremely weak and breathless, he described that a sudden pain in the head had seized him a the commencement of illness, that he had fallen down and remained insensible for about five minutes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Gill, 3, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 May 1860
Date of death: 6 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Croup
Disease (standardised): Croup (Larynx)
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 child had been weakly since the Christmas before, suffering with a discharge from the ears, slight cough and losing of flesh, but she did not become seriously ill until the day before admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea

Type of incident: n/a

Julia Irvin, 48, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 May 1864
Date of death: 11 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
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 fat woman of dark, sallow complextion and nervous temperament. For many years she had been subject to heart palpitation from trifling causes & to frequent dyspeptic attacks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Wiles, 27, Attendant at lunatic asylum

Occupation or role: Attendant at lunatic asylum
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1891
Date of death: 15 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): General tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history of tubercle except that a brother of the patient died of consumption in March 1891. The man had been in the army and spent 6 years in India. Soon after going to India, about 1885, he had some sort of fever which lasted 9 weeks. He appears to have had good health on the whole though he underwent some hardships in India. No scarlatina. No rheumatism. After returning to England in 1890 he became an attendant at a lunatic asylum. He was first admitted to this hospital on Dec 20th 1890 with a history of pleural stitch and shortness of breath for a month'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: n/a

Horace Handcock, 14, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1887
Date of death: 6 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pericardial effusion
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: '3 years ago patient had rheumatic fever and subsequently chorea'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Culverwell, 7, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 6 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strumous meningitis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This child, who had long eyelashes and light hair and was of obviously tubercular aspect, became a surgeon’s patient for stiffness of neck Feb 29th, and on the 10th of the following month was transferred to the physicians. He had been under-fed, complained of pain in the belly, and stiffness of the neck, and pains about the occiput’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

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

Elizabeth Tourner, 38, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1864
Date of death: 16 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted suffering severe dyspnoea, the act of breathing being acutely painful to her. She was a dark, spare person of melancholy aspect, a needlewoman. She attributed her illness to having slept with her window open two weeks before’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Croft, 34, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1860
Date of death: 8 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of spinal chord & brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Spinal cord, brain)
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 footman. He was said to have been ill for only a week, suffering especially from pain in the back, which had been attributed to an injury received while lifting a piano a fortnight ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Constance Bolton, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1891
Date of death: 18 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history was obtainable in this case. The girl had no relations and came from St Peter's Orphanage. She was reported to have been seriously ill for 3 weeks before admission here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, skull

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Davis, 40, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 May 1864
Date of death: 17 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Supra-renal disease. Bronzing of skin
Disease (standardised): Disease (Adrenal glands); Bronzing (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skin, ‘skin under microscope’, head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Gertrude Lawson, 19, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1881
Date of death: 27 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): [Poisoning?]
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
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 was a general servant to Mrs Kreuger, 14 Tavistock Place, and was brought to the hospital by her mother-in-law. Many details in her history were represented differently by different witnesses, some of her mother-in-law's statements were admittedly false & the history was left very obscure by the subsequent inquest. She was described by her mistress as in good health & spirits on April 20, as being absent from the house for more than 24 hours and on her return April 22 saying that she felt ill & disinclined for food. On 23rd, 24th, 25th she vomited much & seemed worse; on 25th she was taken to St Bartholomew's Hospital but not admitted. A prescription was given her which she got made up elsewhere & took. She was removed to her mother-in-law's house in Knightsbridge in a noisy & talkative state & then according to her mother-in-law's account accused herself of having taken poison'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, blood, heart, arteries, intestinal tract, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, generative organs, bladder, muscles

Type of incident: n/a

William Cran, 47, Gas fitter

Occupation or role: Gas fitter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1891
Date of death: 18 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Chronic interstitial nephritis. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a gas-fitter, to which occupation he was apprenticed at the age of 14; and since that time he had worked much with red and white lead. At the age of 20 he contracted syphilis and had secondary eruptions on the skin. When he was about 30 he began to be troubled with pains in the joints, but he was never laid up on this account except for a month in the spring of 1882 when he was an in-patient of this hospital. At that time he had effusion into several joints, probably gouty for it subsided under colchicum'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, joints

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

Mary Burley, 54, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1864
Date of death: 18 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Operation for femoral hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh)
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: 'Had suffered from femoral hernia for twelve months, but had never worn a truss. On the 9th of May she found she was unable to reduce the hernia, which was painful’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Wound (‘there was a wound made for the relief of strangulated femoral hernia in the left groin’)., chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Archibald Borrie, [No age stated], Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1859
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Pleurisy. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (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: 'This man was a carpenter, his was of robust aspect and temperate habits. He had enjoyed vigorous health until within a fortnight of his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Janet Ewing, 53, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1863
Date of death: 9 Jan 1864
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was first admitted under Dr Fuller [Henry William Fuller] on the 7th October 1863. She then stated that three months before an attack of diarrhoea had occurred which ceased suddenly and was followed by oedema of the legs. This was the first occurrence of dropsy’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Garratt, 26, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 May 1864
Date of death: 21 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of heart, hypertrophy, dilatation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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 patient, who on admission was breathing with great difficulty with orthopnea and had considerable oedema of the legs and some ascites, dated his illness from one attack of rheumatism two years back, his previous health havivng been perfect. He had been a labourer employed in ground work’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Sirett, 2 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1891
Date of death: 19 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'The patient, a pale, ill-nourished child, was admitted on the evening of the 17th. The mother stated that from birth it had always been weakly & ailing. It had suffered on two previous occasions from otorrhea. The present illness began with otorrhea of a weeks' duration'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

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