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Mary David, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1854
Date of death: 11 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the uterus. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Malignancy (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: The patient was deaf so it was impossible to get a rational account of her illness. It appeared that she was a widow, and had had four children. She complained of pains across the belly, which was continual and of a burning character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Hunt, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1855
Date of death: 27 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Lobular Pneumonia. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was said to have been ill only three days before admission. She complained of the left hip and underwent leeching and blistering; then giddiness, loss of power in the legs and imperfection in articulation came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, hip joint and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Ackhurst, 25, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1855
Date of death: 28 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, Pleura); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He dated his illness from the 9th of January when he was seized with pains in the right side of the head followed by shivering. He then had sickness and became yellow all over.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Eves, 12 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12 years 6 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1855
Date of death: 1 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas A Goddard, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1855
Date of death: 29 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body at the particular request of the friends was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Irish, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1855
Date of death: 1 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: His disease produced no marked symptoms until five weeks before admission when his stomach became distended and he had some headache and giddiness. At the same time his head and face became considerably puffy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Watts, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1855
Date of death: 4 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Dawson, 20, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1855
Date of death: 5 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous meningitis. Phthisis. Peculiar cysts within vertebral canal formed by arachnoid
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, Meningeal (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cysts (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl had a somewhat strumous appearance, but she was said to have been strong and healthy until she came to London four before admission. She had no definite complaint until six weeks ago when she began to suffer from headache and pains in the centre of the spine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Davies, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1855
Date of death: 6 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Massey, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1855
Date of death: 2 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Emphysema
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had long suffered from an asthmatic cough which was always worse during the cold months. About eight weeks ago the cough became unusually increased, and she then experienced, for the first time, palpitations and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Miller, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1855
Date of death: 7 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Pneumonia. Diseased Kidneys and Heart following Rheumatism
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman had been out of health for the last two years since having an attack of Acute Rheumatism. When she was admitted she had a cough with bronchial expectorations and some little dyspnoea, noisy breathing and slight rheumatic pains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Everatt, 24, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Aug 1870
Date of death: 16 Oct 1870
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes mellitus.
Disease (standardised): Diabetes Mellitus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship. Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Cavafy, John
Medical notes: This man had suffered for six months with constant thirst and polyuria. His appetite was excessive and he had become much emaciated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, meninges, cerebrum and spinal cord. The post mortem was from Dr Cavafy's notes
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Desbonet, 9, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1870
Date of death: 14 Dec 1870
Disease (transcribed): Glioma affecting the left lobe of the cerebellum and left half of the Pons Varolii.
Disease (standardised): Glioma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William. Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This boy first came under Dr Dickinson's care in the Hospital for sick children on July 10th. He was one of six children of whom one had died in decline, the four others being alive and healthy. He was healthy until Jul 1869 when he had an attack of severe headache and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Lewis, 50, Carrier

Occupation or role: Carrier
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1859
Date of death: 5 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strumous ulceration & perforation of the bowels. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Bowels); Perforation (Bowels); Disease (Kidneys)
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 carrier. He had been of sober habits. For the last eight or ten years he suffered from rheumatic gout. Last July, as he supposed in consequence of exposure to the sun, he became ill and depressed, his complaint being merely of weakness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Kimberlin, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1859
Date of death: 3 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman was attacked with apoplexy on the day on which she was brought to the hospital. She was in the kitchen, and suddenly fell down, not quite insensible, so that she was able to crawl to the door’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Mills, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1859
Date of death: 12 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was sent to the hospital by a general practitioner in order that he might be treated for a supposed strangulated hernia. His antecedents were as follows. For three years he had been getting thin and suffering from cough, emaciation and occasional haemoptysis. He had been for three months in the hospital for consumption’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Bevan, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1859
Date of death: 12 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
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 woman, who had led rather a laborious life, said that excepting occasional fits of rheumatic gout, she had enjoyed good health until a year before admission, when she began to suffer from palpitations of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Archibald Borrie, [No age stated], Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1859
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Pleurisy. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (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: 'This man was a carpenter, his was of robust aspect and temperate habits. He had enjoyed vigorous health until within a fortnight of his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

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

John Atto, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1860
Date of death: 16 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Sprained ankle
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Sprain (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, who had been a free liver and had had delirium tremens several times, was admitted on the 4th of January into one of the surgical wards with a sprained ankle. Nothing unusual was observed about him until the 14th, when while attempting to get out of bed, he fell down half insensible’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen, right ankle

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Maria Cooper, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1860
Date of death: 25 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); 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: 'This woman, who had been married at the age of 15 and borne 9 children, had been out of health for some months, since Christmas she had been confined to her bed. This illness she attributed to having been delivered of a child some short time before’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Piper, 26, Domestic servant

Occupation or role: Domestic servant
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1860
Date of death: 20 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Softening of fornix
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Softening (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: 'This young woman, who had been a domestic servant, had been subject to headaches for a long time; for a fortnight she had been out of health, suffering at first from pain in the chest only. Six days before admission she became delirious, talking and laughing continually, and frequently vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Birkhamshaw, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1860
Date of death: 21 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Renal disease
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); 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: 'This patient had, it appeared, been suffering from cold and cough ever since November. Three days before admission this became suddenly worse, and became accompanied withmuch dyspnoea, pain in the chest and sore throat’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Baptiste Thomas, 64, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1860
Date of death: 28 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'When this man was admitted, he did not appear to be seriously ill. He had been complaining for 11 months of loss of power, and pains in both forearms’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal cord & muscles, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Barringer, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1860
Date of death: 28 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid 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: 'This young woman had been ill 8 days before admission, she had had frequent vomiting, with gradually increasing lassitude, shivering and diarrhoea. At night she had been slightly delirious. No spots were observed previous to admission. When she was seen, a good many very characteristic rose spots were scattered over the chest and abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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