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Frances Roe, 80, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 80
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Oct 1852
Date of death: 18 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the upper part of femur. Old tubercle in lung
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This woman was admitted with the usual symptoms of fractured neck of the thigh bone on the left side. It appeared that she had fallen down as she was getting into bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left hip joint
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Herbert Borley, 33, Builder

Occupation or role: Builder
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1916
Date of death: 16 Jan 1916
Disease (transcribed): Septic compound fracture of tibia. Septic scalp wound. Streptococcal meningitis
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Fracture (Leg); Wound (Scalp); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient fell thirty feet from a roof.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Anderson, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1860
Date of death: 9 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Nathaniel Demee, 33, Omnibus Driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus Driver
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1847
Date of death: 28 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of legs. Secondary abscesses of lung. Pus in iliac vein. Granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Abscess (Lung); Suppuration (Veins); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Medical notes: This patient was admitted warm and sensible with an irregularly transverse fracture of the left tibia and fibular. The accident was caused by a fall from the top of an omnibus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Royal , 62, Bootmaker

Occupation or role: Bootmaker
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1870
Date of death: 19 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of upper jaw. Removal of superior maxillary bone.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Skull); Excision (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Naomi Hardwick, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1849
Date of death: 11 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Purulent deposit in the synovial cavities of both wrist joints with inflammation of those joints
Disease (standardised): Deposit (Wrist); Inflammation (Wrist)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a semi-comatose state, so that it was impossible to obtain any very connected account of her symptoms from her. It appeared that she had been ill 3 weeks, and that 9 days ago she had been at the hospital to have a tooth extracted when her face was much swollen & she appeared to suffer much pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Lewis Meredith, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1852
Date of death: 9 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Congenital tumour containing fluid at the lower part of the back which after being punctured, inflamed suppuration was set into within and inflammation with suppuration of the spinal membrane and softening of the spinal cord. Opisthotonous and coma preceded death
Disease (standardised): Congenital tumour (Back); Inflammation (Spine); Suppuration (Spine); Softening (Spinal cord); Opisthotonus (Muscles); Coma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: From the account his friends gave of his case, it seemed that a tumour had been observed at the lower part of the sacral region at the time of his birth.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal column, cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hayman, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 5 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the liver. Sloughs over the hip and sacrum
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Liver); Sloughing (Hip); Sloughing (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had been in the hospital only a short time previously with symptoms of dyspepsia and headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Barossa, 34, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1870
Date of death: 19 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Caries of hip. Excision.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Excision (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Brodhurst, Bernard Edward
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Egin, 59, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1846
Date of death: 20 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Caries of the sternum and left scapula. Abscess in the anterior mediastinum. Pleurisy on the right side with inflammation and suppuration of the portion of the right lung. Old adhesions left side.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Sternum); Caries (Scapula); Abscess (Thoracic cavity); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Suppuration (Lung);Adhesions (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a fluctuating tumour about the size of a pigeon’s egg on the left side of the sternum near its centre.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax. The examination was not carried further, at the request of the son
Type of incident: n/a

William Davies, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1850
Date of death: 8 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Acute rheumatism. Suppuration in and round joints. Delirium (with tremor). Ventricles of brain full, congested. Liver loaded. Incipient pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Suppuration (Joints); Delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Liver); Pericarditis (Heart)
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 case presented on admission very much the character of Acute Rheumatism.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and articulations
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas West, 73, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 May 1860
Date of death: 11 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the leg
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'Very shortly before admission this patient was getting from the top of an omnibus, when his toe caught in the open part of the step, he could not disengage his foot, the whole weight of the body hanging upon it. As soon as he was removed from this position he was brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right leg, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Harriet Turner, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Aug 1841
Date of death: 23 Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
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

Type of incident: n/a

[No name] [No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Aug 1841
Date of death: Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the skull and laceration of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient shortly after his admission, with a compound fracture of the skull and depression of bone, became very violent and was obliged to be confined in a straight jacket. 2 days after the accident the right upper and lower extremities were paralyzed. He lived 5 days but never recovered his senses’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John [No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Brought in dead
Date of death: 01 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive fracture of the base of the skull. Laceration of pons varolii and escape of fluid from oesophagus on to surface of cerebellum
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Extravasation (Oesophagus); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: Admitted dead, a cart wheel having passed over the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Spockman, 23, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1849
Date of death: 12 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Caries & necrosis of the ilium. Disease of the sacro-iliac joint, Abscess in the left iliac cavity
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Necrosis (Hip); Disease (Hips); Abscess (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with a chronic abscess situated in the left gluteal region which had been some months in forming, but had not prevented him from following his usual employment, which was that of a labourer, more than a week or ten days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Mackey, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1852
Date of death: 16 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the spine, about the middle of the dorsal region
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was too quickly decomposed for examination
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Arthur Roberts, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Brought in dead
Date of death: 16 Jun 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the atlas and axis. Crushed spine. Fracture of tibia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Crushed (Spine); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: Brought in dead
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ada Morgan, 30, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jun 1916
Date of death: 18 Jun 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Ruptured middle meningeal artery. Compression of brain. Cerebral laceration
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Arteries); Compression (Brain); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was found lying unconscious in a kitchen, with no evidence of an accident having taken place. Apparently merely fell to the ground. She was stated to have been subject to fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull, brain and genital organs
Type of incident: n/a

Joshua Baxter, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 13 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Ulceration of epiglottis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx)
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 was admitted with sore throat, great hoarseness & inability to swallow. He had been unable to eat anything he said during the last fortnight. Hil illness he alleged to have been only of 3 weeks’ duration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Cowdery, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1844
Date of death: 14 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg. Amputation. Recent pleurisy, pericarditis & peritonitis. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'A wheel of a cart passed over the leg of this patient and upon admission it was found that the tibia was exposed and fractured, but that the portions of bone were not at all displaced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, stump

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charlotte Archer, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1852
Date of death: 19 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fall out of a window. Extensive fracture of the cranium with bruising of the brain at both its upper and lower surface
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Bruising (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: An hour before admission this child fell out of a window.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Jakes, 14 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1848
Date of death: 18 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the femur. Measles.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Measles (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This child was admitted with a simple fracture of the femur. On the 15th an eruption resembling measles appeared.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left thigh
Type of incident: n/a

John Appleton, 47, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1846
Date of death: 28 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of the arm and chest. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the arm. Old adhesions about the right lung the liver and spleen. Heart flaccid and dilated. Lungs emphysematous. Ribs fractured and united.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Arm); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Fracture (Ribs); Adhesions (Lung);Adhesions (Liver) ; Adhesions (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was first admitted on 5th May with fractured ribs and discharged on 17th June. It appears that the evening after his discharge he went to bed somewhat inebriated and complained the next day of feeling generally unwell, depressed and shivering.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right upper extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Messingham, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1847
Date of death: 04 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This case is not reported, as the friends would not permit a post mortem examination of the body to be made.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined by the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

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