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John Barman, 49, Stonemason

Occupation or role: Stonemason
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1858
Date of death: 21 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of elbow joint. Pyaemia. Secondary pneumonia & pleurisy. Dislocation of the shoulder
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Elbow); Sepsis (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Dislocation (Shoulder)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Cooper, George Frederick and Hart, Ernest Abraham
Medical notes: Stone-mason by trade. Just before his admission he fell from a height of about 30 feet on to some stones. On examination it was found he had a compound, comminuted fracture of elbow-joint & dislocation of head of humerus upwards & forwards with probable fracture of coracoid process of scapula’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium, abdomen, left elbow, left shoulder

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Jessie Kidd, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 May 1871
Date of death: 23 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Metritis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Metritis (Uterus); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'It was stated that this woman had complained of pain in the left side & cough for a fortnight. About four days before her admission there was much pain in the head, left knee & foot, followed by swelling of the face & foot’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, thorax, abdomen, organs of generation, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Simms, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1841
Date of death: 7 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Inflammation of the membranes of the brain. Secondary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Inflammation (Brain); Deposit (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
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, thorax, thigh and hip-joint

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Forscutt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the femur into the knee joint, with extensive extravasation of blood in the joint. Erysipelas & abscesses in the cellular tissue of the limb. Secondary deposits, with extensive red hepatisation of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Extravasation (Knee joint); Erysipelas (Skin); Deposit (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient walked to the hospital after a severe injury of the knee joint and upon his admission it was found that there was great pain & swelling of the joint with effusion into the synovial membrane’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Ernest Winhurst, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1893
Date of death: 6 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'A cough every winter for the last 8 years - gradual increase of dyspnoea - streaks of blood in sputum - with an urgent attack of this condition during the last 8 days - were the symptoms complained of by this patient. - He had never experienced oedema of any part, and declared that his previous attacks of dyspnoea had been as severe as the present one. On admission there was considerable cyanosis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Poole, 39, Cooper

Occupation or role: Cooper
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1905
Date of death: 21 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia. Empyema
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Empyema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The patient, who had worked for 25 years in a brewery, and gave the history of steady alcoholic excess, was admitted complaining of pneumonia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Hyd, 37, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 17 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Abscess in buttock
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Buttocks)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted under Mr Tatum [Thomas Tatum] with two abscesses (which were discharging unhealthy pus), situated in the left buttock. They had existed for about 10 days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, larynx, left thigh

Type of incident: n/a

Joshua Barratt , 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1841
Date of death: 10 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles and emphysema of the lung. Tubercles in the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

William Burke, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1848
Date of death: 27 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatina. Ulceration of tonsils. Oedema of larynx. Inflamed trachea. Congestion of lungs. Fluid blood.
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Tonsil); Oedema (Larynx); Inflammation (Trachea); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that having slept with his window open, he found himself attacked with shivering and soreness of throat on the following day.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

David Brooker, 36, Shopman

Occupation or role: Shopman
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1881
Date of death: 7 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'A fortnight before his admission poisoned his right thumb with oxalic acid. The thumb became swollen and painful, was incised and went on well until 3 days before admission when he was attacked by cellulitis of the parts'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Maria White, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 24 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Tubercular deposit, & ulceration of the intestines. Liver large. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Deposit (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Appearing much out of health, with an expression of considerable anxiety, the surface was marked especially the arms with small brownish spots, where she said small sores had been. She was considerably emaciated, but stated that she had no night sweats. She reported that she had been travelling in a 3rd class carriage on 24th December, and during the journey caught so severe a cold that she was unable to articulate when she reached her destination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Smith, 33, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the sigmoid flexure of the colon. Colotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Epithelioma (Colon); Colostomy (Colon); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'This man was transferred from the care of Dr Cavafy for operative treatment, as medicine had failed to relieve his symptoms'

Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ward, 11, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1897
Date of death: 17 Apr 1897
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis [Mitral]. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung) ()
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Shaw, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1850
Date of death: 27 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles in lungs. Left kidney sacculated containing pus. Ureter blocked up. Tubercles in right kidney. Haematuria
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Suppuration (Kidney); Obstruction (Ureter); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Haematuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the care of the surgeon, and said to have been suffering for some time from stricture and passing blood in his urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jacob Jackson, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1858
Date of death: 22 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in various parts. Abscesses
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic); Abscess
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A negro engaged as servant to a medical man. He came over from Jamaica about seven years ago, & for some time his general health continued very good, but in 1854 he was attacked with shortness of breath & pain in the left side, for which he was admitted into St Bartholomew’s. Eight months ago he felt pain in the right side whenever he took a deep breath or went upstairs carrying a tea-tray, coal scuttle &c. One night on undressing he noticed a lump nearly as large as an egg just over the spine, about its centre’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Purcell, 54, [Wife of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Coachman
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Chronic interstitial nephritis. Pulmonary bronchitis and emphysema (Erysipelas)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Nephritis (Kidneys); Bronchitis (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had three children and three miscarriages. There was no history of gout. Occasionally she had rheumatic pains. In a year before she came in she suffered much from dyspnoea. For some months she had been disturbed at night about twice to pass urine. From Christmas time she had oedema of the legs & ascites’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right leg, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, brian, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Hetty Archer, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1891
Date of death: 2 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, spleen, meninges
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, spleen, brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Parents healthy. The mother had borne three previous children, the first two of which were healthy but the third was ricketty. This child was at first thought to be strong. It was suckled for 12 months. For the last 6 months of its life it had been ‘out to nurse'. Until 3 weeks before death it had been under the charge of a person who was said to have neglected it grossly. It was then transferred to better care, being in a very emaciated and lousy state. For a fortnight it improved, but then began to lose flesh again'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen, ribs

Type of incident: n/a

Mollie Hamilton, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1917
Date of death: 10 Apr 1917
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous peritonitis. Tubercles of liver capsule. Tuberculous ulceration of small intestines. Hydropericardium. Brown atrophy of heart muscle
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Liver); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'Patient says she is suffering from syphilis & her brother corroborates this. He says she was treated at Dean Street, by a private doctor, at the Brighton Hospital where she had 606 [arsphenamine], & at the Brighton Infirmary. Infection is stated to have occurred 2 years ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, skull

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Moore, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1842
Date of death: 17 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Effusion into the left pleura. Infiltration of Tubercular matter. Vomicae. Softening of Heart.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Harris, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1854
Date of death: 12 Jan 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse inflammation & abscess of hand. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Hand); Abscess (Hand); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitting doctor: Cutler, Edward
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

Mary Ann Wilson , 22, Washerwoman

Occupation or role: Washerwoman
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1876
Date of death: 8 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Four days before admission, the patient was exposed to a severe chill. She began to shiver and the next morning she found herself suffering from cough, dyspnoea and pain in the left side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus, heart, intestine
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

Stephen Calaher, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1871
Date of death: 7 Jan 1871
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatinal nephritis. Effusion into the pleurae & peritoneum. General dropsy
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic); Nephritis (Kidney); Effusion (Pleurae, peritoneum); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This child, having had scarlatina, was permitted to go out during desquamation three weeks before admission, & became dropsical’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edmund Kelly, 59, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1891
Date of death: 11 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a plumber. In the middle part of his life he spent some time in Australia, and had an attack of colonial fever at Brisbane in 1870. With this exception he had enjoyed good health (in particular never being known to suffer from lead-poisoning) till July 15th 1890, on which day he dislocated his left shoulder. He was thus thrown out of work and took to drinking'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Ithuruldi, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1842
Date of death: 23 Jan 1843
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tumour of cerebellum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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