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Joseph Pallett, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1871
Date of death: 9 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the right humerus. Granular kidneys. Weak heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Arm); Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'He fell off a scaffold, a height of 10 feet. When admitted there was a compound comminuted fracture of right humerus at lower end. There was no protrusion of the bone. The arm was put up in splints & dressed with carbolic acid on Lister’s [Joseph Lister] method’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Stevens, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1860
Date of death: 23 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the brain. Valvular disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain, heart)
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 man was left at the hospital by his friends, unable to give any account of himself or even to tell what name he had beside William. After his death it was ascertained from his wife […] that his illness commenced two years ago after falling upon his head out of an apple tree’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Smith, 28, Drayman

Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1853
Date of death: 6 Mar 1853
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene from fracture of bone of the fingers. Enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Hand); Fracture (Fingers); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He had had his left hand crushed between a cask and his dray, two days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Stoker, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Sep 1852
Date of death: 9 Mar 1853
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of one of the toes. Sudden death. Disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Toes); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: He was originally admitted under the physician with dyspepsia and pyrosis and transferred on account of a sore on the fourth toe of the right foot.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and inferior extremities
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hill, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1853
Date of death: 17 Mar 1853
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peculiar unnatural condition of a portion of the abdominal parietes. Hypertrophied heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Disease (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman had an old hernia for which she was in the habit of wearing a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Smith, 29, Omnibus driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus driver
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1860
Date of death: 5 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Fibrous blocks in kidneys & spleen
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'An omnibus driver. 17 years ago he had a rheumatic fever. Of late years he had occasional palpitations but excepting this his health remained good until 6 months before he came in’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Carter, 45, Omnibus driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus driver
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1860
Date of death: 5 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart & kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was an omnibus driver of drunken habits, like most of his class. Three months before his admission he noticed a small swelling in the right groin, for which he wore a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Silas Williams, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1852
Date of death: 14 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the base of the cranium from a fall supposed to be the result of a fit. Bruising of the base of the brain. Recent lymph in arachnoid cavity on right side and on both sides in sub-arachnoid places. Laceration of the membrana tympani and internal jugular vein
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Seizure (Brain); Bruising (Brain); Lymph (Brain); Laceration (Tympanic membrane); Laceration (Jugular veins)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The account he gave was that four days before his admission he had fallen down in some kind of fit and lay insensible for about an hour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Hobbs, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1852
Date of death: 15 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular deposit in both lungs. Double old pleurisy. Flakes of recent lymph in pericardium and old white patches on hearts surface. Hypertrophy of heart and atheromic patches on valves. Stricture of urethra
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Constriction (Urethra)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man came under the care of the Surgeons for an old and rather tight stricture.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Grace Bullock, 52, Ladysmaid

Occupation or role: Ladysmaid
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1870
Date of death: 20 Feb 1870
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of axillary glands. Operation for removal. Division of the axillary artery.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Lymph Nodes); Division (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient had had the left breast amputated 15 months before admission by Mr Holmes, and five months before admission Mr Pollock had removed some axillary glands in which the disease had recurred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenal capsules, organs of generation and glands. The post mortem was from Mr Haward's notes
Type of incident: n/a

Matilda Davis, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1860
Date of death: 10 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Pleurisy. Valvular disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient had good health until last November, when after exposure to weather she had severe cough and pains in the chest. She was never known to have had rheumatic fever’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Davis, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1853
Date of death: 1 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the tibia. Fatty degeneration of the muscular texture of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: She was admitted on account of disease of the right tibia which had existed for three years and was attributed to a blow received on the part.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Fullbrook, 16, Errand boy

Occupation or role: Errand boy
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1860
Date of death: 13 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Acute periosteal abscess. Pericarditis. Secondary deposits in the lung, pleura & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Bones); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposit (Lungs, pleura, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'An errand boy. A week before admission he was seized with shivering and a feeling of cold down his spine. This was followed by severe pain in the left foot and leg, and on the following day he had to keep his bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Waters, 50, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1870
Date of death: 6 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral Hernia. Operation. Rupture of the Bowel.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Blood Vessels); Rupture (Intestine )
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was brought to the Hospital in extreme pain due to a strangulated femoral hernia of a large size. Mr Holmes operated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen. All the viscera and other parts of the body were natural
Type of incident: n/a

James Faulkener, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1853
Date of death: 11 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Abscess of the lung. Pericarditis. Encephaloid tumor of the occipital bone and dura mater
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Abscess (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Tumour (Skull); Tumour (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted on account of a small tubercle in the right side of the face just below the eye.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, neck and face
Type of incident: n/a

John Hatch, 11, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1870
Date of death: 9 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Morbus Cordis. Superficial ulcer of right foot.
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The boy had had an inflamed foot for a fortnight, no cause known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Kesterton, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jan 1853
Date of death: 14 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Abscess and great sloughing of the subtegumentary tissues at the back of the thigh. Diseased heart and valves
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Leg); Sloughing (Leg); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted labouring under a carbuncle which he had apparently had for three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thigh, abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Tanner, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1853
Date of death: 12 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the thigh. Abscess around stump. Pus in the cancelli of the femur. Pus in the femoral vein. Secondary deposits in the lungs and in left knee
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Leg); Suppuration (Leg); Suppuration (Veins); Deposits (Lung); Deposits (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: She was admitted on account of strumous disease of the bones of the right lower extremity.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Stump, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Taylor, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1854
Date of death: 17 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Fibrous vegetations on the mitral & aortic valves. Deposits in spleen & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Vegetations (Blood vessels, heart); Deposit (Kidney); Deposit (Spleen)
Admitting doctor: Cutler, Edward
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This young man, on his admission, presented the appearance of […] labouring under phthisis in its advanced state’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Richard Parrot, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1860
Date of death: 23 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of heart & lungs
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Heart, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'This man had pretty good health until three months before admission, when he began to have rheumatic pains’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Guy, 51, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Feb 1860
Date of death: 23 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was married and kept a small inn at St Neots. It appeared partly from her own account, and partly from particulats furnished by Dr Evans of St Neots, under whose care she had previously been, that during last August she suffered occasionally from pain passing down the outside of the left arm to the ends of the fingers’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Edwin Weaver, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 70
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1853
Date of death: 1 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Injury from a fall. Fracture of the upper part of the femur. Adherent pericardium. Pleural adhesions & friable condensed state of the lung
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Adherent (Pericardium); Disease (Pleura, lung)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This old man was admitted near the close of last year, in consequence of an accident (a fall of about 10ft from a ladder), in which he had injured the left thigh bone’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: Trauma / accident

Hugh Hogan, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1853
Date of death: 24 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the thigh. Pus in the internal saphena and femoral veins. No pus in the cancelli of the bone
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Suppuration (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted shortly after an accident in which (being drunk at the time) he was said to have fallen down on the pavement with another man falling on him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Stump, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James South, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 1 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Chronic rheumatic arthritis of hip. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Arthritis (Hip); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man stated that 4 months before his admission he was pushing a carriage into a coach house, when he felt something give way in his left knee. The following morning the left hip was […] swollen, & the thigh became perfectly black, as if from a severe bruise’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, hip joint

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Head, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1854
Date of death: 3 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phagadaena. Ulceration of a wound of leg. Pleurisy. Secondary deposits in lung. Inflammation of pulmonary vein
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Wound (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura); Deposit (Lung); Inflammation (Blood vessels);
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, whose appearance was tolerably healthy & habits, as far as was known, temperate, was admitted on account of a lacerated wound of the leg (caused by striking it against the step of an omnibus)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: Trauma / accident

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