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John Mole, 48, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1905
Date of death: 8 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Septic thrombosis of left jugular vein & left lateral sinus. Laceration of left jugular vein at exit from skull & a portion of a wooden arrow, found embedded in the posterior muscles of the neck
Disease (standardised): Thrombosis (Blood vessels); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Helena Johnson, 21, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1905
Date of death: 19 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer. Laparotomy. Suture of ulcer. General peritonitis. Subdiaphragmatic abscess rupturing into lung. Thrombosis of iliac vena cava. Pericarditis with adhesion
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Laparotomy (Abdomen); Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Diaphragm, lung); Thrombosis (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The history of the patient was somewhat vague. Apparently she noticed a stabbing epigastric pain on Feb 4th, not sufficient to cause [?]; this was followed by comiting and haematemesis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

David Newman, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1905
Date of death: 12 Dec 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis (aortic incompetence). Bruising of legs & tissues over tail of pancreas. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bruise (Legs, tissues); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'This man was brought in dead; nothing was known of his past history except that he had received an injury to the abdomen in a fight’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, genital organs

Type of incident: n/a

John Handley, 70, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1881
Date of death: 7 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Vesical calculus. Hypertrophy of bladder. Ulceration of the urinary tract. 'Surgical' kidneys (senile changes)
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Disease (Bladder); Ulcer (Urinary tract); Senility (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Stated that he always had enjoyed good health. Had been passing gravel for about 2 years before admission, and for the 5 weeks previous to it had been suffering from occasional retention necessitating catheterisation'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

John Ewins, 53, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1888
Date of death: 23 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of left thigh. Pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'No history could be got of this man except that he had been ill since Xmas 1887 with gangrene of his foot. This is said to have commenced as a frost bite’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Left thigh, thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Mary Chapman, 32, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1888
Date of death: 8 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Chronic peritonitis. Pyelitis. Cystitis. Pleurisy and pericarditis. Hypostatic pneumonia of left lung
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyelitis (Kidneys); Cystitis (Bladder); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Le Cronier, Maxwell
Medical notes: 'Last child born in March 1884. In July 1886 she caught cold & catamenia [menstruation] which had been excessive suddenly ceased. A swelling formed & she became IP [in-patient] at the Samaritan Hospital. An incision was there made per vaginam into the swelling & a pint of pus was let out. A tube was kept in 10 days. This was repeated on 2 occasions. In the following May the abscess burst into the bladder & has continued on & off to discharge so’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, lungs, larynx, trachea, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Bryan, 11, [Child of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Carpenter
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1887
Date of death: 1 Sep 1887
Disease (transcribed): Lymphadenoma. Leukaemia
Disease (standardised): Adenoma (Salivary gland); Leukaemia (Bone marrow, blood)
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'
'Not examined'
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Heath, 46, Manageress

Occupation or role: Manageress
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1890
Date of death: 12 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Recurrent scirrhus growths. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Breast); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry and Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Hale, Geoffrey Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'In August of 1890 the patient had her breast removed and all healed up well and she left the hospital. In December 1890 she came back to the hospital having noticed small mass in the scar which had rapidly increased in size'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Prince, 40, Actor

Occupation or role: Actor
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1891
Date of death: 7 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of heart and lung
Disease (standardised): Wound (Heart, lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Died a few minutes after admission. Not seen by the registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: Trauma / accident / suicide

Charles Lockwood, n/a, Slater

Occupation or role: Slater
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1891
Date of death: 21 Nov 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull, ribs, pelvis. Rupture of heart and liver
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull, ribs, pelvis); Rupture (Heart, liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Brought in dead. Not seen by the surgical registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, limbs, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Hilda Morres, 7, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1896
Date of death: 4 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Abscesses in lungs: pyopneumothorax. Vegetative endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Abscess (Lung); Hydropneumothorax (Pleural cavity); Endocarditis (Heart) ()
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Baldwin, Gerald Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'She had had a discharge from the Right ear for some months previous to admission and had been an O.P. [Out-patient] here and at the Victoria Hospital. On Nov [November] 20 she complained of great pain in the Right ear. Since that date there had been swelling around the mastoid, pyrexia, loss of appetite and general illness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, larynx, heart, heart, liver, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, uterus, ovaries
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Wilkinson, 80, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 80
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jun 1897
Date of death: 11 Jul 1897
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys, pericarditis, dislocation of astragalus
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart); Dislocation (Foot) ()
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 old man was knocked down by a hansom cab whilst crossing the road. On admission a pale feeble old man, very collapsed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frederick Hildritch, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1897
Date of death: 10 Aug 1897
Disease (transcribed): Stone in kidney. Perinephritis abscess. Pyaemia. Thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Kidney calculi (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Indeterminate); Embolism (Lung) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Kidney, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Ditton , 80, Grocer

Occupation or role: Grocer
Age: 80
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1877
Date of death: 21 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Atheroma. Gangrene
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission his toe nail made a small wound on the middle toe of the right foot. The toe became red and painful and soon black at the extremity. The back of the foot then became red and a little swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and arteries
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Knaggs, 67, [No occupation]

  • Occupation or role: [No occupation]
    Age: 67
    Gender: Female
    Date of admission: 23 Jan 1877
    Date of death: 26 Jan 1877
    Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia; operation; peritonitis. Fatty and dilated heart
    Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
    Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
    Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
    Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
  • Owen, Herbert Isambard
    Medical notes: Four days before admission the patient noticed a pain in the left groin and found a swelling. The same day vomiting came on.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and abdomen. The post mortem was taken from Dr Owens notes
    Type of incident: n/a

Henry Westlake, 38, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1877
Date of death: 30 Jun 1877
Disease (transcribed): Injury to ankle. Delirium Tremens. Cerebral and pulmonary congestion. Granular kidney. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Injury (Ankle); Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (Brain); Congestion (Brain); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On the day before admission the patient was kicked by another man on the right ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

Isaac Church , 46, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1877
Date of death: 5 Feb 1877
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic pemphigus. Endocarditis. Pleurisy.
Disease (standardised): Pemphigus (Skin); Syphilis (Systemic); Endocarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been in the hospital on a previous occasion, suffering from an impetiginous eruption of a distinctly syphilitic origin. On readmission the whole body was covered with a pustular eruption.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas E Houseley, 58, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1877
Date of death: 16 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fibroplastic tumour of back, granular kidney, fatty heart, endarteritis.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Back); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Endarteritis (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been in the Hospital on four previous occasions, and had on each occasion had a tumour or portion of tumour removed from his back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen.
Type of incident: n/a

Jasper Taylor, 65, Traveller

Occupation or role: Traveller
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1876
Date of death: 8 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fatty Heart. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was in the Hospital in September last under Mr Pollock and had a tumour removed from the neck. Since that time he had suffered from pain in the back of the tongue and swallowing causing much discomfort. Two days before admission he found blood coming from the tongue.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Bricknall, 33, Barmaid

Occupation or role: Barmaid
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1877
Date of death: 25 Dec 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Granular kidney. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Lowbrum, G H
Medical notes: This woman had been run over by a fire engine. She was slightly inebriated, her face bruised and her lower jaw fractured through the middle line.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea and larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach and encephalon
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Beasley, 79, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 79
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1877
Date of death: 28 Aug 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Operation without opening the sac. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Six months ago she noticed a small lump in the left groin which disappeared when she laid down and gave her no pain until four days before admission when she also noticed the swelling was larger than normal and vomiting commenced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain and intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Philadelphia Catt, 16, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1876
Date of death: 31 Dec 1876
Disease (transcribed): Diseased knee: amputation:thrombosis of veins
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee); Amputation (Knee); Thrombosis (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a history of having had a diseased knee for eleven years. Eleven weeks before admission she fell down and injured the knee. The case was taken from Mr Morgan's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus and intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Richard Turner, 64, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1877
Date of death: 1 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Intestinal haemorrhage, fatty heart, emphysema. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Haemorrhage (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The night before admission the rupture on the right side came down and could not be reduced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, intestine and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Davis, 76, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1877
Date of death: 30 Jun 1877
Disease (transcribed): Inguinal hernia, operated. Emphysema. Fatty heart. Granular kidney. Cerebral softening.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had had a rupture on both sides for ten years, the one on the left side always partially reducible, that on the right side completely so. Four hours before admission, the rupture on the left side became suddenly longer and very painful. In three hours vomiting set in.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, hernia and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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