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Elizabeth Schofield, 8, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1841
Date of death: 23 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Peculiar deposit in the brain; small tubercles in the pia mater. Scrofulous disease of the elbow & knee
Disease (standardised): Deposit (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Arm, leg)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, elbow, knee

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Johnson, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1848
Date of death: 8 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face. Sloughing of sub mucous cellular tissue of tongue. Fracture of leg and union
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Sloughing (Tongue); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient having been admitted under the care of Mr Cutler with simple fracture of right leg, was transferred to Dr Page. He had complained of soreness of throat, with difficulty of swallowing and tenderness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mouth, fauces, thorax, abdomen and lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Baggett, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscesses and caries of spine. Caries of the left iliac bone. Dislocation of hip and extensive destruction both of the head of the femur and of the cotyloid cavity. Viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine); Caries (Spine); Caries (Pelvis); Dislocation (Hip); Destruction (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for the last nine months he had been subject to the formation of abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis and left hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Fornice, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1843
Date of death: 3 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull and ribs.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Dawber, General manager

Occupation or role: General manager
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1871
Date of death: 30 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Compound dislocation of ankle. Compound fracture of radius & ulna. Fractured femur. Pyaemia (pleurisy). Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Dislocation (Ankle); Fracture (Arm, thigh, skull); Sepsis (Systemic)

Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'He fell 50 feet from a scaffold which gave way’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Richard Cornett, 54, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1870
Date of death: 16 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Wilkins, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1853
Date of death: 25 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Caries of body and ramus of jaw. Ulceration of thyroid and occipital arteries
Disease (standardised): Caries (Jaw); Ulcer (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: He was admitted on account of swelling on the right side of the jaw which he said had existed for about ten months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, face, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Edward King, 10, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1849
Date of death: 2 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Wound of the thigh. Sloughing phagedaena. Tetanus. Congested blood vessels of the membranes of the cord. Cord & brain healthy. Increased vascularity of the nerves
Disease (standardised): Wound (Thigh); Phagedena (Tissues); Tetanus (Systemic); Congestion (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This boy, in attempting to jump from a bridge over the Paddington Canal into a boat, lacerated his thigh upon an iron spike. He was admitted an hour afterwards, having lost much blood since the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, left lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Ferenez Borsko, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 24 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Caries of Temporal Bone
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis, and his great reluctance to give answers on account of his dyspnoea made it almost impossible to learn particulars of his history.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, glands of neck and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Chesters, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1854
Date of death: 5 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic disease of humerus. Secondary pneumonia & pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Arm); Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, who appeared in perfect health & had very florid complexion, was admitted on account of disease of the left humerus […] he had had syphilis about 2 years before admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

David Richardson, 36, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1916
Date of death: 18 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Mastoiditis. Otitis media. Osteomyelitis of basiphenoid and basioccipital. Purulent basic meningitis. Purulent bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Mastoiditis (Head); Otitis media (Ear); Osteomyelitis (Bone); Meningitis (Brain); Suppuration (Brain ); Bronchitis (Lung);Suppuration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: Last Christmas the patient complained of running and soreness of the eyes, together with pain in the neck. Since then the pain in the neck never subsided, there was gradually increasing malaise, heavy mentality and wasting. His sight was poor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Roberts, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1847
Date of death: 28 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound and extensive fracture of skull. Perforation of the dura mater. Suppuration in cavity of arachnoid. Extravasation of blood and extensive laceration of surface of the brain.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Skull); Perforation (Brain); Suppuration (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This boy was admitted perfectly comatose and warm, having been picked up at the bottom on some stone stairs, down which it is imagined he had fallen, how and when is not known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

William Price, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1848
Date of death: 9 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg. Pus in cavity of pericardium and pleura. Condensed lung.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Suppuration (Heart); Suppuration (Pleura); Condensed (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Copestake, Thomas Goodall
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a compound fracture of the left leg caused by a fall from a pair of steps.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Connolly, 38, Bombardier

Occupation or role: Bombardier
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1917
Date of death: 16 Jan 1918
Disease (transcribed): New growth of right eparterial bronchus invading lung. Metastases in liver, ribs, glands, bone & spleen
Disease (standardised): Growth (Lungs); Metastases (Liver, ribs, glands, bones, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'Patient complains of pain in the left thigh, especially from the hip to the knee & has some difficulty in moving the leg. The symptoms began last August but were very much aggravated by his having to remain up to his waist in water in a shell hole 5 weeks ago. Appetite poor, has wasted considerably. No cough. Bowels constipated’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William McKenney, 34, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1849
Date of death: 9 Jan 1850
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg. Delirium. Profuse suppuration
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Delirium (Brain); Suppuration (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Howse, Alfred
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a compound fracture of both bones of the left leg produced in wrestling a short time previously while drunk.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

James Wallace, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1847
Date of death: 26 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Laceration of lung with rupture of the bronchus. Laceration of liver without the peritoneal coat being injured.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lung); Rupture (Lung); Laceration (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient, the wheel of a heavily laden cart having passed over the thorax, was admitted pale, cold and gasping for breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Stevenson, 34, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1870
Date of death: 18 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the anterior and upper margin of the seventh cervical vertebrae. Rupture of the ligaments. Dislocation of sixth vertebra. Pressure on spinal cord.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Rupture (Spine); Dislocation (Spine); Pressure (Spinal Cord)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was brought from the country, with the history that ten days previously he had fallen from a scaffold onto his back, that immediately afterwards his lower limbs were paralysed, and there was some loss of power in the arms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, spinal cord and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Fish, 5 , [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1845
Date of death: 20 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stone in bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy on both sides. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Lithotomy; Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'George Fish, at 5 ½, admitted into the hospital on the 7th of May. No distinct history of his complaint could be procured, but it was stated that he had had some pain in making water and had been in the habit of pulling his prepuce for four months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Mary London, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 60
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1853
Date of death: 6 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diseased shoulder. Senile debility
Disease (standardised): Disease (Shoulder); Old age
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not reported’
Post mortem notes: 'This body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

James Perkins, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1871
Date of death: 8 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'He fell off a window sill, about 20 feet to the ground. When admitted was much collapsed, he was bruised about back & chest, there were several ribs fractured on the left side’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Samuel Taylor, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 April 1855
Date of death: 29 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Fractured thigh. Laceration of the hand. Traumatic gangrene
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Laceration (Hand); Gangrene (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Bryers Bullen, 66, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 29 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Colloid cancer of the lesser curvature of the stomach with extensive colloid and encephaloid deposit on the free surface of the peritoneum and in the sub peritoneal cellular tissue. Encephaloid deposit on diaphragm.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Ascites (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Diaphragm)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had enjoyed excellent health up to six weeks before admission when he began to experience uneasiness in the epigastric region, and to suffer after every meal from flatulent distension.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Skelton, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1853
Date of death: 30 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Effusion of blood into the pleural sac to a great extent. Friable lung. Slightly diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Effusion (Pleura); Friable (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He had attended for three days as an out patient on account of a fracture of the ribs on the left side which had been caused by the kick of a horse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Bateman, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1845
Date of death: 22 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of fibula. Diffuse cellular inflammation of leg and suppuration in knee joint. Inflammation of lungs with 2ndary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Suppuration (Knee); Inflammation (Lungs); Deposit (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with his leg presenting all the appearances of having just recovered from an attack of erysipelas, with [...] abscess on the back of the knee and ankle […] It appeared that 9 weeks previously he had fractured his fibula and had walked about for two or three days afterwards. His leg then began to swell and stints were applied’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Archibald Cullen, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 07 May 1847
Date of death: 04 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Compound dislocation of ankle joint with fracture of the fibula. Pleuritis and commencement of secondary abscess in lung
Disease (standardised): Dislocation (Ankle); Fracture (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted noisily drunk with a fracture of the fibula and dislocation of the tibia. The accident had resulted from a fall off a cab five hours previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and lower extremities
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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