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John Brown , 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1843
Date of death: 29 Dec 1843
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung)
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: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sidney O’Gorman, 32, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1905
Date of death: 13 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Multiple injuries. Ruptured lung. Double pneumothorax. Very extreme surgical emphysema
Disease (standardised): Injury; Rupture (Lungs); Pneumothorax (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The police brought this man into the hospital, stating that he had been knocked down by a cart while rather the worse for drunk. He was then pale, sweaty and collapsed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes [relating to case?]
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Parish, 19, Coal porter

Occupation or role: Coal porter
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1880
Date of death: 7 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Infarction of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Infarct (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Patient's first illness. Constantly exposed to wet & cold draughts. Three days ago became suddenly ill with rigors & sweating, & pain in left side round to the back'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Sabina Collins, 19, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1881
Date of death: 14 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Membranous disease of the fauces & airpassages
Disease (standardised): Disease (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Her mother is described as having had rheumatic fever, the rest of her relations are very well. She had excellent health & was very strong & vigorous as a girl. In 1879 she had rheumatic fever & spent 2 months in a hospital at Southampton. Much pain & swelling, in knees, elbows & ankles: no redness noticed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Air passages, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, vagina

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Wellman, 36, Lath-render

Occupation or role: Lath-render
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1881
Date of death: 24 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Abscess of the liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Liver); Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'On Feb 14, 1881 he was attacked with sudden & severe diarrhoea which had not left him at the time of his admission. Previous to this attack he had been in fairly good health, though he had lost 2 stone in weight in the last 4 years, & had had slight winter cough. He had never been out of England, & had had no previous attack of diarrhoea. He attributed the present attack to eating some muscles [mussels] on Feb 14'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Youngman, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1881
Date of death: 18 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart valves. Lardaceous infiltration. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lardaceous disease; Pneumonia (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father is said to have died of dropsy consequent upon heart disease; he had had several attacks of rheumatism. The rest of the family are reported not to be strong but no definite disease is described. He had frequent attacks of Quinsey when a boy, none after 21. Syphilis at 20. No history of rheumatism. He has been in the habit of drinking large quantities of spirits until 18 months ago when he became a teetotaler'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

John Manning, 29, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1881
Date of death: 17 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of previous illness until about a fortnight before admission when he began to complain of sore throat, slight cough. Four days before admission he had a severe rigor with pain over left flank on coughing: sputa scanty, grey at first, becoming gradually more purulent. Breathing very rapid & painful. Slight delirium during the last two nights'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Thompson, 45, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1881
Date of death: 28 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Cardiac dilatation
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She can give no history of disease previous to 1874 when she had rheumatic fever 'along with smallpox'; she was laid up for 4 months; some subsequent shortness of breath & general impairment of health; no oedema until 3 weeks ago. She has been accustomed lately to take considerable doses of chloral & subcutaneous injections of morphia without medical advice'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal

Type of incident: n/a

William Coe, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1888
Date of death: 13 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was in the hospital in January 1884. He had then had several attacks of gout, but on his first admission was suffering from sub-acute rheumatism. He came in again in June 1885, he then had gout […] In March 1886 he again had gout’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Faizey, 39, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1888
Date of death: 10 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of left lower lobe. Effusion of lymph into the membranes of the brain
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was said by his wife to be a ‘free drinker’, but not a drunkard. He was well till about a week before his admission when he began to suffer to aching of the legs, abdominal pain and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, intestines, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Parkin, 62, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1888
Date of death: 15 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): New growth (sarcoma) of thyroid body. Pneumonia of right lung
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Thyroid gland); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

John Martin, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jan 1891
Date of death: 12 Feb 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Enteric fever
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Typhoid fever (Systemic)
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: 'No family history of disease. The man was a fishmonger. At the age of 3 he had rheumatic fever, but after this his health was very good till he was stricken with his fatal illness. On Jan 28th 1891 he was in his usual health, but at night he sweated and felt ill. Next day he stayed in bed, the throat being a little sore'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Hearney, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1877
Date of death: 29 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from cough and expectoration, frontal headache, nausea, attacks of vomiting, pain in the chest and catching of the breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, brain and uterus which contained a female foetus
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hindley, 50, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1877
Date of death: 18 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Haemothorax. Luxation of spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Haemothorax (Thorax); Luxation (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: A Dray on which the patient was riding upset throwing his violently to the ground and one of the horses which had also fallen, then rolled on him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Saunders, 20, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1885
Date of death: 4 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Typhoid
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: He had been quite well up to March 14th when he had slight rigor, sore throat, pains in the limbs and all over the body. Later he had a cough and diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Anthony Havard, 64, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1885
Date of death: 17 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of oesophagus. Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had great emaciation and lost five stone in twelve months. He had a cough since February and diarrhoea shortly before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

Matilda Fage, 43, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1885
Date of death: 31 Dec 1885
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia. Enlarged spleen
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: She had shortness of breath for twelve months with dry cough becoming worse for the last fourteen days and emaciation for three months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

John Hunt, 27, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1879
Date of death: 9 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This man had averaged four pints of beer daily, spirits occasionally, excesses at times. He was quite well until August last, when he noticed his feet swelled, and this extended to the legs and dyspnoea continued to increase.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, arteries and pericardium, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Edwards, 59, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1880
Date of death: 22 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys with hypertrophied heart. Emphysema and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was too ill to give a succinct account of himself, but it appeared that for about the last ten years he had suffered from cough. All winter he had been kept in bed by the fogs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Jocelyn Shoolbred, 30, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1880
Date of death: 25 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis. Infarction of lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Infarction (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Six years ago he entered a cavalry regiment and on his papers the note ‘slight cardiac murmur’ was entered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

James Ferguson, 34, Cabinet maker

Occupation or role: Cabinet maker
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1880
Date of death: 26 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied heart. Dropsy and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Oedema (Leg); Oedema (Scrotum); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For the last twelve years the patient had been subject to cough, always in the winter, and varying in duration according to the state of the weather.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Shaw, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1879
Date of death: 27 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of brain. Inflammation of mastoid cells. Cirrhosis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Inflammation (Skull); Cirrhosis (Liver); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Three years before admission a scaly eruption appeared all over the body. Under treatment it disappeared, but was followed by loss of hair, headache and pains in the limbs. Two years later he had ulcerated legs and severe sore throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mastoid region, dura mater, brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary apparatus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Tisner, 20, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1880
Date of death: 25 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Large white kidneys, with atrophy of cortex. Hypertrophy of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: About the beginning of January he noticed that the sight of the right eye was dim, everything appeared as though enveloped in a fog. For the last three to four months he had passed much water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Flaxman, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1880
Date of death: 28 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Malformation of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Malformation (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: All her life the patient was subject to cough and every winter it became worse and in foggy weather. She had always had palpitation on exertion and soon lost her breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Barlow, 53, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1880
Date of death: 4 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This man was taken ill with shivering, vertigo, vomiting, a dull pain in the right side of the chest and right shoulder, and cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

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