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Eliza Pritty, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 15 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of the lungs. Bronchitis. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This patient had long been subject to cough with some expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Cole, 33, Street sweeper

Occupation or role: Street sweeper
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1859
Date of death: 15 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumothorax (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He had been subject for the last three months to cough with wasting of flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Johnson, 24, Stone mason

Occupation or role: Stone mason
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1859
Date of death: 16 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the aorta. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: While exerting himself, he was suddenly seized with pain in the chest a little below the right nipple.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Sharp, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 18 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man had been ill with cough, losing of flesh and slight expectoration for more than three months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Baker, 52, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1859
Date of death: 22 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man was said to have had good health until nine days before admission, when after having been exposed to wet and cold he was seized with cough, expectoration and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Humphries, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 23 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria, after scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This child was said to have had a slight attack of scarlatina twelve weeks before admission. A fortnight afterwards when she was apparently well her legs began to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Cripps, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1859
Date of death: 24 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This patient was a native of Foulness, a low flat island on the coast of Essex at the mouth of the Thames. Diphtheria had been extremely prevalent at this place.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Sherwood, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1859
Date of death: 24 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Wall, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1859
Date of death: 25 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This boy was attacked with scarlatina, which was manifested by shivering, sore throat and redness of the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Coram, 19, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1859
Date of death: 26 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: About Christmas she began to have looseness of the bowels, with pain, passing blood and slime.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Matthews, 4, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1859
Date of death: 27 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: About two months before admission she was seized with vomiting and had what was supposed to be a severe cold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Wheeler, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1859
Date of death: 1 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration of vagina, bladder and uterus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Vagina); Cancer (Bladder); Cancer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: The catamenia continued to be regular until last September when the first symptoms of internal disease appeared.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Hartly, 50, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1859
Date of death: 3 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He had long had cough, but his health remained pretty good until six weeks before admission when he caught cold by sleeping in a damp bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas King, 50, Bricklayer’s labourer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer’s labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1859
Date of death: 4 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man had a fall three months ago by which he injured the back of his head, and broke two ribs. Since the accident he often complained of shooting pains in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Martin, 29, French polisher

Occupation or role: French polisher
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1859
Date of death: 4 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Valvular disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He said that he had been losing flesh and strength for six or seven weeks, and that he had had cough and expectoration for a month.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Langham, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1859
Date of death: 7 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Rumble, 25, Steward on board P and O Steamer

Occupation or role: Steward on board P and O Steamer
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 19 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the pleura, communicating with the lung, liver and kidney
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Pleura); Abscess (Lung); Abscess (Liver); Abscess (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Ill health began gradually, commencing with what he called a slight attack of ague.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Allen, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1859
Date of death: 20 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Caries (syphilitic?) of the skull. Pleuropneumonia. ? Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Caries (Skull); Syphilis (Systemic); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Since last January this man had complained of pains in his head, especially on the right side, which were particularly severe at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Watts, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1859
Date of death: 22 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This woman had been ill for eight weeks before admission. She attributed her illness to getting her feet wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Gamble, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1859
Date of death: 22 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

George Cowell, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1859
Date of death: 22 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man was brought into the hospital insensible. For the last year and a half it was observed that he clipped his words and spoke inarticulately.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Sparrow, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 May 1859
Date of death: 23 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the archive of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This patient observed a swelling on the left side of the sternum last Christmas and felt some degree of pain in the same place.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Betts, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1859
Date of death: 27 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Malignant disease of ovaries and peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Cancer (Ovaries); Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Eleven months ago she noticed a circumscribed swelling as large as a child’s head in the right iliac region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James McKillygan, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 May 1859
Date of death: 29 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Weedon, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1859
Date of death: 30 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

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