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Ellen Rogers, 23, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Gender: Female
Age: 23
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1904
Date of death: 2 Jan 1904
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer. General peritonitis. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Laparotomy (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'History. Dec [December] 27th onset of sudden severe pain across the centre of the abdomen: no vomiting: patient took to bed. 28th pain rather better. 29th pain increasing. 31st pain very acute: vomiting commenced. Morphine given: bowels constipated. Treated for 1 month previously for dyspepsia'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Diana Cruse, 93, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 93
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1897
Date of death: 13 Apr 1897
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering from bronchitis previous to admission, in getting out of bed she twisted her right leg and fell on to it. On examining the thigh it was found that she had an intra capsular fracture of the neck of the right femur. […] After the accident the bronchitis became much worse and her breathing very difficult and died on the 13th'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Esther Haas, 53, Teacher

Occupation or role: Teacher
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1902
Date of death: 18 Apr 1903
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. Pericarditis. Amputation of right leg. Psoas abscess
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart); Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Psoas muscle)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of palpitations and pain in the back and side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract and alimentary canal
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

Matilda Tindell, 60, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1881
Date of death: 8 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured gall bladder. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Gallbladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Had been ruptured on the left side (inguinal) for a good many years, and had worn a truss constantly. 2 days before admission the rupture came down and she reduced it in about an hour's time. She was seized with vomiting, colicky pains in the abdomen and vertigo. The bowels had not been open for 2 days'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, peritoneum, spleen, kidneys, ovaries

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Batty, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1894
Date of death: 14 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis - from perforation. Malignant disease of rectum
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Abdomen); Disease (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient was I.P. [In-patient] and colotomy was done 3 years ago. She has since worn a belt. The last 12 mos [months]: There has been a tendency to prolapse of the colotomy. Yesterday she had much pain an abdomen with shivers and some sickness. Patient has a discharge from the rectum and also passes blood'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Leonard Parker, 21, Draper's assist[ant]

Occupation or role: Draper's assist[ant]
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1904
Date of death: 11 Apr 1904
Disease (transcribed): Appendicitis and general peritonitis: Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Laparotomy (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No Necropsy'
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Wise, 16 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1879
Date of death: 12 Apr 1879
Disease (transcribed): Deep burn. Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Tetanus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This child was admitted on account of a deep scald extending over the neck, throat, shoulder and arm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Fairly, 27, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1898
Date of death: 19 Apr 1898
Disease (transcribed): Small white kidneys. Adherent pericardium. Pus in knee joint. Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Adherent (Heart); Suppuration (Knee); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: He had been in hospital a few weeks ago, when his right knee had been operated on. Two months ago the right knee began to swell again.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, testicles, stomach, brain and right knee
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Brown, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1892
Date of death: 19 Apr 1892
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased hip joint. Asthenia
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Hip); Asthenia (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No post mortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

James Totfree, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1878
Date of death: 15 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Spinal disease. Double psoas abscess. Amyloid degenerations
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spine); Psoas abscess (Psoas muscles); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Spleen);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Two years ago whilst lifting a heavy weight felt a sudden pain back [sic]. Has had some pain ever since – Four months ago noticed a swelling in thigh - Occasional and 'pins and needles' in legs'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, peritoneum, spleen, kidneys, colon
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Fox, 21, Laundrymaid

Occupation or role: Laundrymaid
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1886
Date of death: 19 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Empyema, exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles and Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient knew little of her family & was unaware of any phthisical history. For 3-4 years she had had winter cough & for 18 months previous to admission had been out of health suffering from weakness, pain in the left side, capricious appetite and emaciation'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, larynx, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, cerebral membrane, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Freeman Rigby, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1904
Date of death: 25 Apr 1904
Disease (transcribed): Compound dislocation of L. [Left] 1st metatorso-phalangeal joint. Fracture of frontal bone. Purulent meningitis at base of brain
Disease (standardised): Dislocation (Foot); Fracture (Skull); Meningitis (Brain); Suppuration (Brain);
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'History. Patient fell about 20 feet, scraping his nose along a wall in the process: alighted on his feet: no loss of consciousness. Blow on the head 10 years ago: since then 'fainting fits', headaches etc'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Eliza Patching, 58, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 58
Date of admission: 4 May 1878
Date of death: 26 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Extensive sloughing of the knee joint and surrounding tissue. Pyaemic abscess in the lung
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Leg); Sepsis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient who was transferred only 4 days before death was in a Medical Ward and was not seen by Surgical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Netton, 35, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1878
Date of death: 28 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of rib. Syphilitic gummata of pericardium undergoing softening. Old tubercular nephritis
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Ribs); Granuloma (Heart); Syphilis (Systemic); Nephritis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Ten months ago first noticed swelling of left forearm which gradually increased and for a short time has been painful and red – About same time a swelling about size of small egg appeared over back part of eighth rib which has given no pain – Has lost flesh – Cough and expect. [expectoration] for 3 years'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Paul Kruger, 25, Hairdresser

Occupation or role: Hairdresser
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1897
Date of death: 30 May 1897
Disease (transcribed): Appendicitis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'

Type of incident: n/a

James Manning, 36, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1879
Date of death: 17 May 1879
Disease (transcribed): Cutaneous burn. Delirium tremens. Pulmonary tubercle
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was burnt in a gas explosion.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lung, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, duodenum and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward McEntee, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1878
Date of death: 21 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia. Depressed fracture of the skull. Trephining
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Fracture (Skull); Operation (Skull);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Was knocked down by a Railway Engine. Symptoms June 18th. Insensible – Surface cold – Breathing stertorous. Pulse 68 soft. No paralysis – Pupils sluggish. Above right ear an oval fluctuating haematoma – No bleeding from ear and e[?] -'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Annie Thorne, 4, [Child of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Coachman
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1903
Date of death: 16 Jun 1903
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Jung, 18, Baker’s assistant

Occupation or role: Baker’s assistant
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1905
Date of death: 12 Jun 1905
Disease (transcribed): Gangrenous appendicitis. Perforation of appendix. General peritonitis. Pelvis abscess
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Gangrene (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'Not seen by registrar. There was a history of vomiting and abdominal pain for 3 weeks, thought by patient to be due to a dietetic indiscretion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen (‘a limited examination only through the wound permitted’)

Type of incident: n/a

William Collins, 32, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1897
Date of death: 16 Jun 1897
Disease (transcribed): Disease of internal ear with cerebral abscess
Disease (standardised): Disease (Ear); Abscess (Brain) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'This patient's history is very unsatisfactory. He had suffered from otorrhoea for a long period, exact length of time unknown. Also he had suffered from sunstroke when in India when serving as a soldier. Six months ago received a blow on the head from a brick falling on to it. A week ago received a blow on the head'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Price, 40, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1878
Date of death: 10 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Delirium tremens. Acute pharyngitis
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Pharyngitis (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient fell from an omnibus and alighted on his head. He was insensible for a few minutes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and pharynx
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Emily Inkster, 38, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 38
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1878
Date of death: 8 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus from extensive cutaneous burn
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Central nervous system); Burn (Skin);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Contents of lighted Paraffin lamp were upset over Patient. Symptoms. Much collapse – Cold – Shivering – Both arms, lower extremities and greater part of abdomen red and vesicated – In parts epidermis wanting – In parts skin white and leathery'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestine, brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Butcher, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1879
Date of death: 3 Jul 1879
Disease (transcribed): (Old ulcer of leg). Tubercular pericarditis. Tubercle of lung. Cardiac and renal disease
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Tuberculosis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was strange in manner and could give only a very imperfect account of himself. Eight months before admission he had received a blow on the left leg. Swelling and ulceration followed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

William Corfield, 50, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1894
Date of death: 23 Jun 1894
Disease (transcribed): Perineal abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Perineum)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination post mortem'
Type of incident: n/a

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