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Henry Bernard, 23, Dispenser

Occupation or role: Dispenser
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1877
Date of death: 17 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lung.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The case was not given, as the body was not examined.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Mark Clewer, 36, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1888
Date of death: 25 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Thickened and adherent dura mater to a hard, yellow mass in right hemisphere. Softening of brain in neighbourhood. Gummata in liver
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Softening (Brain); Disease (Liver)
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 patient said that 7 or 8 years before his admission he had an attack of acute rheumatism, when he spent about a fortnight in bed, and was more or less ill for 5 or 6 weeks. Five months before he came in he had pains in his shoulders and elbows, and was laid up in bed for 5 or 6 weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, testes

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tubbs, 1 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1881
Date of death: 11 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the meninges, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, 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: 'The family history is healthy both on father's & mother's side. The child has been suckled up to admission but has also had lately portions of its parents' food: no habitual cough. Three months ago it began to have whooping cough from which it has only just recovered. About May 1 its appetite completely failed, it became very restless at night and screamed occasionally violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Avant, 46, Hawker

Occupation or role: Hawker
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1891
Date of death: 25 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Gangrenous abscesses in symmetrical parts of both lungs. Diabetes mellitus
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lungs); Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship and Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a hawker, accustomed to travel about the country. In his youth he was in the navy, and had ague in China in 1863 and dysentery in 1865. With neither of these diseases was he troubled in after life. He described himself as having always been temperate in alcohol and almost a total abstainer during the last 6 years of his life. In November 1889 he had a sudden attack of giddiness and vomiting, and was laid up for a week, at which time he began to pass much urine. He had no medical advice before his first admission into this hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Rawlinson, 18, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1864
Date of death: 1 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of knee joint
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'Always enjoyed good health and performed domestic work as a housemaid till 24 March, when in the evening without any previous warning, her right knee became very painful, and the next morning she found it was much swollen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, knee

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Trott, 1 ¼, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ¼
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1891
Date of death: 25 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This child was reported to have had whooping-cough when it was eight weeks old and measles at the age of eight months. With these exceptions it had been free from illness. On March 18th it became hoarse, and soon had difficulty of breathing'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

William Bullock, 30, Helper

Occupation or role: Helper
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 May 1864
Date of death: 2 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Symptoms of delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'The patient was a man of large frame and red, bloated face, who had long been addicted to habits of intemperance. He had been under treatment for delirium tremens on several occasions, and once at the hospital for jaundice’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Fitzmorris, 47, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 31 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Pneumonia. Abscess of the lung
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A labourer, formerly a soldier, of temperate habits. Excepting a slight cough which he had had for 7 or 8 weeks, this man enjoyed good health until 5 days before admission, when he was attacked with very acute pain in the right breast accompanied with diarrhoea and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Brockhurst, 26, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1888
Date of death: 26 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Congenital syphilis. Sarcoma of left lung
Disease (standardised): Syphilis; Sarcoma (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For about 7 weeks before he came to the hospital, the patient suffered much from cough, and spat up a considerable quantity of matter (this word is used in tis more comprehensive meaning). For 2 or 3 days before he came to the hospital he was much troubled with dyspnoea. He had no night sweats. He lost flesh’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, brain

Type of incident: n/a

John Pickett, 25, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1881
Date of death: 13 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
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: 'No family history of consumption or heritable disease. He was not delicate as a child, for the last 10 years has worked in bake-houses & reports himself to have caught frequent colds from hot air & draughts. Has had a year ago a severe cold which laid him up in bed for a week; no haemoptysis until 6 months ago; since then frequently, with loss of strength, flesh & appetite'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Mead, 42, Gun maker

Occupation or role: Gun maker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 1 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dilated & hypertrophied heart. Pulmonary apoplexy & pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A gun maker. He had rheumatic fever 11 years ago, but remained pretty well until 3 months before admission when, as he supposed, in consequence of taking cold he suffered from cough and loss of appetite. A fortnight before admission he began to get dropsical’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Goodyer, 51, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jun 1864
Date of death: 3 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'On this woman’s first admission into the hospital in November ‘63, the following note was made. A spare woman with a full face and congested veins. In bed she assumes no particular posture, but is unable to lie on the right side for pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Sternum and ribs, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Keen, 66, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1887
Date of death: 21 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The patient was a painter who had had lead colic, 3 attacks of gout & 7 years previously left hemiplegia from which he almost completely recovered'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Washer, 68, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of the heart. Diseased liver. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'The mother of 14 children. Except an attack of rheumatic fever 40 years before, she had good health until within 4 weeks of admission, when she ‘caught cold in the chest’, since which she suffered from cough with expectoration, occasional swelling of the legs and dyspnoea on exertion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Parry, 37, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1864
Date of death: 5 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of 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: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was a stableman of sober habits, and was first admitted on the 2nd of December 1863, At that time he stated that for two months he had felt pains about the limbs, especially in the ankles, which were wont to swell at night’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Payne, 26, Foreman

Occupation or role: Foreman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Feb 1864
Date of death: 6 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Disease of knee
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Knee)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Knee, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wynne, 26, Draper’s assistant

Occupation or role: Draper’s assistant
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1888
Date of death: 30 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration throughout the whole length of the large intestine. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Ten or twelve years before his admission he had congestion of the lungs and was in bed a month. He had no other illness till the beginning of 1888 when he began to suffer from diarrhoea. His bowels were open 2 or 3 times daily. He recovered from the flux to some extent but not entirely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Harry Murphy, 27, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 May 1887
Date of death: 22 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac aneurism
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Not seen by the registrar'
'Brought in dead'
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Wingrove, 55, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax. Ulcer of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumothorax (Lungs); Ulcer (Stomach)
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 had been a waiter, and of intemperate habits. For 5 months he had had pains after food referred especially to the right side of the epigastric region’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Seymour, 45, Horsekeeper

Occupation or role: Horsekeeper
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1864
Date of death: 6 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of aorta
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta)
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 admitted with soft oedema of the legs of three weeks’ duration. He had had cough for a month accompanied by some mucous spitting, but had never spat blood. In his youth he had been a hard drinker’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Hubbard, 62, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Diseased aortic valves. Cancer of liver. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, aorta); Cancer (Liver); Disease (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: 'A waterman, working on board a lighter. 5 months ago this man was perfectly well, he then began to suffer from cough, hoarseness and […] expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Allcock, 48, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1887
Date of death: 23 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The patient was a cook belonging to a long-lived family'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Penn, 37, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1877
Date of death: 25 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tricuspid and mitral stenosis. Clotting in the left auricle. Emphysema.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had rheumatic fever at the age of 21 and a second attack five years later. From that time she suffered from palpitation, oedema of the legs and scanty dark urine. Early in 1876 she commenced to be troubled with cough and spitting, occasional haemoptysis, wasting, night sweats and diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, intestine and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

George Turner, 30, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jun 1864
Date of death: 6 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was a publican and a hard spirit drinker. His appearance was remarkable from the extremely dusky hue of his face and for its anxious, almost mild expression. He had extensive oedema of the legs and orthopnoea with very embarrassed breathing’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Cooper, 75, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 6 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Villous cancer of the bladder
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient had enjoyed good health until within the last 8 weeks, when she suffered form pain in micturition and a frequent desire to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

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