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John Smith, 53, Builder

Occupation or role: Builder
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1894
Date of death: 19 Mar 1894
Disease (transcribed): Cellulitis
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Brooks, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1894
Date of death: 19 Jul 1894
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of thigh. Hectic fever. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Leg); Fever (Systemic); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: '[Died] at Wimbledon […] See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination made post mortem'
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Batty, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1894
Date of death: 14 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis - from perforation. Malignant disease of rectum
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Abdomen); Disease (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient was I.P. [In-patient] and colotomy was done 3 years ago. She has since worn a belt. The last 12 mos [months]: There has been a tendency to prolapse of the colotomy. Yesterday she had much pain an abdomen with shivers and some sickness. Patient has a discharge from the rectum and also passes blood'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Corfield, 50, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1894
Date of death: 23 Jun 1894
Disease (transcribed): Perineal abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Perineum)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination post mortem'
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Pittingale, 18, Milk carrier

Occupation or role: Milk carrier
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1894
Date of death: 30 Jun 1894
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing appendix caeci. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'On Sunday June 24th he was seized with sharp pain at the umbilicus he sweated - On the 25th and 26th he was better and did his work - On the 27th the pain returned with redoubled vigour and there was some swelling in the belly - On the 25th he vomited green material - As the pain still persisted he came to the hospital on the 29th'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

David Swan, 66, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1894
Date of death: 28 Sep 1894
Disease (transcribed): Empyema , with ulceration into oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung); Ulcer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with stricture and double inguinal hernia. That on the right side being large and irreducible. Patient had great difficulty in passing urine which was alkaline. The stricture was dilated by the continuous method. On Aug: 2 the physician reported 'old tubercle of right apex, and general emphysema of lungs' '
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, hernia, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Spooner, 46, Housewife

Occupation or role: Housewife
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Aug 1894
Date of death: 16 Aug 1894
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular glands at the root of the neck - Secondary tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Neck)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Medical notes: 'This patient was in the hospital at the end of July for an abscess? above the right clavicle which was opened and some thick caseous matter was let out. She then left the hospital the wound had not healed […]. On Aug 15th she was readmitted looking very ill and worn, at times quite delirious, free perspiration, lips blue, pulse weak and thready, abdomen very distended and lympanitic'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Lilian Clare, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Aug 1894
Date of death: 28 Aug 1894
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Abscess in temporo-sphenoidal lobe
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Abscess (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Medical notes: 'Had been attending as an out patient in the ear department for some time for discharge from the ear but as she had early symptoms of cerebral abscess she was admitted. On admission she appeared rather stupid and was very drowsy, there was a little herpes on the lips was very deaf'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Wright, 71, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 71
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1894
Date of death: 28 Oct 1894
Disease (transcribed): Pericolitis sinistra. Bronchitis. S. [Strangulated] Fem [Femoral]: Hernia. Herniotomy
Disease (standardised): Pericolitis sinistra (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Hernia (Thigh); Herniotomy (Thigh)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient had had a femoral hernia for many years. A month before admission she had diarrhoea. All last week abdominal pains. The hernia increased in size and became very painful. She was a little sick. The bowels acted yesterday'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Violet Symes, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1894
Date of death: 18 Dec 1894
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing cellulitis. Septicaemia. Pediculi capitis
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Skin); Sepsis (Systemic); Lice infestation (Head)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'On admission child was profoundly ill. There was extensive sloughing in the occipital region and back of neck. The head was a mass of pediculi, decomposing discharge and filth. Patchy erethema [erythema?] was present on the limbs'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Marchant, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1895
Date of death: 2 Jun 1895
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis (trephining). Phthisis. Lower part of one lung affected
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Trephining (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William. Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ward, Arthur Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with signs of pneumonia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, larynx, heart, spleen, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, ovaries, intestines and liver
Type of incident: n/a

Hilda Morres, 7, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1896
Date of death: 4 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Abscesses in lungs: pyopneumothorax. Vegetative endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Abscess (Lung); Hydropneumothorax (Pleural cavity); Endocarditis (Heart) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Baldwin, Gerald Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'She had had a discharge from the Right ear for some months previous to admission and had been an O.P. [Out-patient] here and at the Victoria Hospital. On Nov [November] 20 she complained of great pain in the Right ear. Since that date there had been swelling around the mastoid, pyrexia, loss of appetite and general illness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, larynx, heart, heart, liver, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, uterus, ovaries
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cairns, 3 ½, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 3 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1896
Date of death: 10 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. (Drainage of fluid from membranes of the cord)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Fluid (Spinal cord) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Mother never attended at times when she could be seen by Medical Registrar so no history obtained. Child complained of pains in abdomen and vomiting. He was very peevish and pointed to umbilicus when asked where it hurt him but there was no abdominal resistance and free abdominal breathing'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Bushwell, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1897
Date of death: 23 Mar 1897
Disease (transcribed): General pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination post mortem'

Type of incident: n/a

Sidney Smith, 42, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1897
Date of death: 5 Feb 1897
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Cerebral abscess
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Abscess (Brain) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Baldwin, Gerald Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'Suffering from discharge from his left ear with occasional giddiness, noises in his head, and headache for 2 years. He had been somewhat deaf on the left side during the same period of time. Three weeks before admission he began to suffer from shooting pain at first in his neck and later on in his left ear. The pain increased gradually in intensity'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Stamp, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1897
Date of death: 25 Feb 1897
Disease (transcribed): Acute appendicitis. Suppurative peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Suppuration (Abdomen) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry and Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination post mortem'

Type of incident: n/a

Diana Cruse, 93, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 93
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1897
Date of death: 13 Apr 1897
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering from bronchitis previous to admission, in getting out of bed she twisted her right leg and fell on to it. On examining the thigh it was found that she had an intra capsular fracture of the neck of the right femur. […] After the accident the bronchitis became much worse and her breathing very difficult and died on the 13th'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Paul Kruger, 25, Hairdresser

Occupation or role: Hairdresser
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1897
Date of death: 30 May 1897
Disease (transcribed): Appendicitis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'

Type of incident: n/a

William Collins, 32, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1897
Date of death: 16 Jun 1897
Disease (transcribed): Disease of internal ear with cerebral abscess
Disease (standardised): Disease (Ear); Abscess (Brain) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'This patient's history is very unsatisfactory. He had suffered from otorrhoea for a long period, exact length of time unknown. Also he had suffered from sunstroke when in India when serving as a soldier. Six months ago received a blow on the head from a brick falling on to it. A week ago received a blow on the head'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

James Smith, 67, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jul 1897
Date of death: 31 Aug 1897
Disease (transcribed): Suppurating hydrocele
Disease (standardised): Testicular hydrocele (Testis); Suppuration (Testis) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination post mortem'

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Hildritch, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1897
Date of death: 10 Aug 1897
Disease (transcribed): Stone in kidney. Perinephritis abscess. Pyaemia. Thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Kidney calculi (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Indeterminate); Embolism (Lung) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Kidney, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

William Rutter, 61, Oilman

Occupation or role: Oilman
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1897
Date of death: 12 Aug 1897
Disease (transcribed): Hydatid of liver, peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Echinococcosis (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'Fourteen days before admission complained of pains in the stomach and was treated for it with some relief but was never quite free from pain. Pain felt between the shoulders and felt sick. Five days ago a sudden and very severe attack of pain in the abdomen which was only relieved after repeated injections of morphine. Four days ago became jaundiced of a pale yellow type. No action of the bowels for 5 days'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Harwood, 46, R. [Railway] porter

Occupation or role: R. [Railway] porter
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Nov 1897
Date of death: 12 Nov 1897
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Face); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Ford, 39, Naval pensioner

Occupation or role: Naval pensioner
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1897
Date of death: 30 Nov 1897
Disease (transcribed): Tropical abscess of liver
Disease (standardised): Pyomyositis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'Three months ago was attacked with severe pain in the right hypochondrium followed by persistent diarrhoea which contained slime and blood, this lasted 8 weeks. Three weeks ago his medical attendant discovered a swelling in the abdomen in connection with the liver. He lost 22 lbs weight in 8 weeks. Never had jaundice. Never sick. Typhoid 15 years ago. Was stationed for some time in the China Station but never had any illness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Arnold, 48, Horsekeeper

Occupation or role: Horsekeeper
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1897
Date of death: 10 Dec 1897
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer: subphrenic abscess: peritonitis: thrombosis of veins and infarction of liver
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Stomach); Ulcer (Stomach); Abscess (Diaphragm); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Thrombosis (Veins); Infarction (Liver); ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry and Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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