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Robert Mills, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1860
Date of death: 10 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
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

Eliza Shadbolt, 1 ¼, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ¼
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1891
Date of death: 19 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'

Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Johnson, 64, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1864
Date of death: 22 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This was a case of a miserable, emaciated old man having the withered and wrinkled face of a mummy, who for four months lingered out his existence in the hospital dying of phthisis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Stone, 24, Light porter

Occupation or role: Light porter
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1860
Date of death: 11 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fever (?)
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A light porter. A fortnight ago after exposure to snow he became ill, catching cold, as he supposed. 6 days before admission he discontinued work; and 3 days later became delirious, latterly mistaken as to his identity and much given to unreasonable laughter’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Morris, 40, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1864
Date of death: 23 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'A painter, a large man with a sallow face, was admitted in consequence of palpitation with dyspnoea and some cough, without any oedema’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Allen, 22, Cab driver

Occupation or role: Cab driver
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1860
Date of death: 12 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); 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 cab driver. He had rheumatic fever 4 years ago, and since suffered from palpitations. 3 weeks before admission, in consequence, as he supposed, of catching cold, he was attacked with cough, accompanied with expectoration and increased palpitations of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Smith, 70, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1881
Date of death: 3 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain)
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: 'He has been 10 years a soldier; has married 3 times and had 2 children, both of whom died young. Has drunk heavily for many years. In the last 3 or 4 years he has had much winter cough. On April 21 when laying a carpet he fell over on his right side, no cry or convulsions, loss of consciousness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Martin, 14, Errand boy

Occupation or role: Errand boy
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1864
Date of death: 23 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Separation of sutures of skull with fracture
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Leigh, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was working on a scaffold this afternoon, when he slipped & fell about 14 feet, striking the back of his head, he was insensible when picked up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Brennan, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1860
Date of death: 16 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'The patient had been an in-patient 12 years before, suffering from the same affective of the skin that she had when admitted. She had long suffered form palpitations of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hunt, 36, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1864
Date of death: 27 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
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 man, who had been formerly under treatment in the hospital, was now admitted in a dying state, too prostrate to give much account of himself. He had a wearied, painful expression’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Maria Bedell, 53, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1877
Date of death: 14 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Dilatation and hypertrophy of heart. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been growing more and more weak and languid for two years, during the last ten months of which the legs had swollen. There had also been a cough and dyspnoea for four months, the urine had been scanty and the abdomen had swelled.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and uterus.
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Brown, 17, Nursery maid

Occupation or role: Nursery maid
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1860
Date of death: 17 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A nursery maid. Subject from her earliest years to pain in the head, this was relieved, during her childhood, by occasional bleeding’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

John Barratt, 40, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1864
Date of death: 29 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (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 patient was first admitted on the 20th April, complaining of cough & dyspnoea, but without dropsy. He had been troubled in this way for five months. He was a labouring man of pale, pasty complexion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ephraim Wier, 23, Stoker

Occupation or role: Stoker
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1864
Date of death: 29 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Death from nervous shock (?)
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Shock
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Leigh, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was stoker on an engine proceeding from Victoria Station, when looking back his head came in collision with one of the arches of a bridge & he was knocked off the engine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Underkill, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 24 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain)
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, who had had pretty good health, except that during the preceding 6 years he had suffered much from carbuncles, became a patient on Mar 15, under Dr Page [William Page]. He then had the symptoms of not very severe pleurisy, sharp pain and dullness at the lower portion of the right lung, and a slight dry cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Carpenter, 28, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1877
Date of death: 15 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation. Dilatation of aorta. Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Dilatation (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On admission he was seen to be emaciated, but healthy of aspect. The abdomen was greatly distended, and dull through nearly all its extent. The legs were highly oedematous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen.
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Jagger, 53, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1888
Date of death: 25 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Hemorrhage into the right optic thalamus and bursting into ventricles of the brain. Also hemorrhage into the pons
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain)
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 only history which could be obtained was that at 5pm on April 24th she became faint and giddy. At 6:30 her speech was unintelligible. She became unconscious. She came into St George’s at 9pm’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, lungs, abdomen, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, uterus, bladder

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Manning, 66, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1860
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (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: 'Four days before her admission, having previously been perfectly well, this old woman gradually became drowsy, without any headache. The [illness] came on in the afternoon, in the evening she fell off her chair in a state of complete insensibility. She was bled by a doctor who was called in, but did not experience any return of consciousness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Baker, 37, Compositor

Occupation or role: Compositor
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1888
Date of death: 11 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Dyspnoea
Disease (standardised): Dyspnea (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'She stated that twelve years before coming here she had inflammation of the lungs with pleurisy, and that ever since she had suffered much from difficult breathing, & frequent returns of the pleuritic pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Letitia Mulholland, 25, Parlour maid

Occupation or role: Parlour maid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1863
Date of death: 9 Jan 1864
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'A light-haired woman of strumous aspect and very thin. She had been troubled for as long as 6 months with continual thirst and had voided as much as seven quarts of urine during the twenty four hours. She had concealed her illness until obliged from increasing weakness to give up her occupation as a domestic servant two months before admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Guymer, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 26 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the bowels
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Bowels)
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 patient of Dr Nairne’s [Robert Nairne] once years before (Aug 1845) with an intestinal obstruction which lasted 15 days […] He was readmitted on the 23rd of May. He had suffered from diarrhoea and pain in the bowels for some days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right elbow, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Oakham, 21, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1877
Date of death: 16 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Renal calculi. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Kidney); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been sickly since having his skull fractured two years before admission. For six weeks there had been constant bleeding from the nose and gums. Five weeks before admission he had a fit and was unconscious for twenty minutes. On admission he complained much of pain about the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach and brain.
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth LeGray, 49, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1881
Date of death: 9 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
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 describes herself as never having been in good health but never having had any severe illness: no scarlet fever. She has had 10 children & 5 miscarriages; has had much flooding and vomiting in her confinements, the last of which was 4 years ago. She has been laid up since then with occasional oedema; has had much vomiting & a bad appetite'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

John Foay, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1864
Date of death: 30 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of kidneys. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Bronchitis (Lung)
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 on his admission suffering extreme dyspnoea. He had been troubled with cough continuously for six months, attended with profuse spitting, and had wasted rapidly’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Rofe, 44, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1881
Date of death: 10 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain)
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: 'He has been a housepainter 30 years. Colic in 1866: no dropped wrist. Syphilis 20 years ago, with secondaries. No polyuria; occasional alcoholic excess; spirits drunk mostly; frequent morning sickness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

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