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John M. Hagenlock, 50, Stoker

Occupation or role: Stoker
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1858
Date of death: 31 Aug 1858
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man, who was a stoker, was admitted in a dying state & nothing could be gleaned respecting his history from any friends. He said himself that he had been ill two months with cough & great difficulty of breathing, & that his legs had taken to swelling about three weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Esther Francis, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Aug 1858
Date of death: 27 Oct 1858
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the thigh. Phlebitis
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Phlebitis (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Cooper, George Frederick
Medical notes: 'She stated that she had had an ulcer about the ankle, as large as the palm of her hand for the last 12 years, which got better or worse according to circumstances, as when she was pregnant it always increased’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right thigh, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

William Sturges, 57, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Aug 1858
Date of death: 30 Oct 1858
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the thoracic aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man had been ill twelve months with severe cough, dyspnoea & pain in the left side. His work as a day labourer exposed him constantly to the weather & he never shook off the above symptoms’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax

Type of incident: n/a

James Kay, 65, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1858
Date of death: 8 Nov 1858
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This patient when admitted had an anxious & cadaverous appearance. His pulse was very feeble & he was much emaciated. He had been ill five weeks with cough & during that time had passed very little urine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Woodham, 57, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1858
Date of death: 3 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased kidneys. Hypertrophy of heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man had been under the care of the surgeon for a wound of the hand from which he had nearly recovered & was within three days of leaving the hospital when cough & expectoration with extreme dyspnoea came on & he sank in a very few days from suffocation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Card, 9, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1858
Date of death: 25 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatism. Pericarditis. Deposit (?inflammatory) in the substance of the heart
Disease (standardised): Rheumatism (Joints); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposit (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Hastings, Cecil William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'Ten days before admission this patient was seized with acute rheumatism, the swelling principally affecting the hands. A week later she had dyspnoea & hard, dry cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Day, 67, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1858
Date of death: 5 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of heart. Diseased tricuspid & mitral valves. Bronchitis. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lungs); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man who was admitted late on the 3rd & died early on the 5th inst was only seen once by the physician, who considered him to be suffering from bronchitis & also from some limited pneumonia. There was considerable oedema of the lower limbs. No opportunity was afforded for making an examination of the urine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Newman, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1858
Date of death: 8 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased heart (tricuspid & mitral valves) & kidneys. Low pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart, kidneys); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A delicate woman who had been in a poor state of health for some time, and had suffered from cough & emaciation six months. Ten weeks ago she was attacked with severe dyspnoea & pain in the chest, & the legs & abdomen began to swell’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

George Mayhew, 65, Keeper of urinal

Occupation or role: Keeper of urinal
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1858
Date of death: 13 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Large fatty heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This old man, who was admitted in an emaciated condition & with great oedema of the lower limbs, had worked for upwards of twenty years in the Thames Tunnel, & then was placed for the remainder of his days as keeper of a urinal in the park where he was exposed to all weathers, & often had to remain all day in his wet clothes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Cleves, 25, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1858
Date of death: 20 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A pale & depressed-looking young woman engaged as a dressmaker. She had been ailing a month, & was first troubled with dyspnoea, cough & pain in the head. The bowels had also been relaxed, she had perspired copiously at night & had lost flesh’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Turner, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1858
Date of death: 22 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Ovarian cyst. Diseased kidneys. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Cyst (Ovaries); Disease (Kidneys, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A cachectic-looking woman who had had very poor living for some time, & had been maltreated by her husband. Nearly four years ago she became the subject of ovarian dropsy. A medical man in Lissen Grove attended her, performed paracentesis, & drew off 4.2 pints of clear limpid fluid. The cyst apparently arose from the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

John French, 31, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Oct 1857
Date of death: 7 Jan 1858
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Old pericarditis. Diseased kidneys. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man had been ill for 16 months. Previously his health had been good. He was accustomed to drink pretty freely. His attack commenced with jaundice, but how long this continued is not mentioned. Swelling of the legs followed & the urine became of a deep colour’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Susan Taylor, 39, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1858
Date of death: 28 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the uterus, vagina & bladder. Distension of the ureters & kidneys. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Uterus, vagina, bladder); Distension (Ureters, kidneys); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard and Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'A married woman with puffy, sallow face, who was admitted suffering from slight cough & considerable dyspnoea. There was pain over the left breast, loud mucous rates over both lungs & a loud murmur at the apex of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Shoesmith, 52, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1858
Date of death: 10 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Pneumonia. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man, who was a coachman, stated that he was in good health until the 23rd Feb, when his throat became sore, & he had cough & pain in the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Burton, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1858
Date of death: 18 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophy of heart. Dropsy. Malignant disease of the ovary
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart); Edema (Systemic); Malignant disease (Ovaries)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted in a dying condition & no opportunity presented for taking any history of her previous symptoms’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Norwood, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1858
Date of death: 18 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of heart. Pneumonia. Diseased kidneys. Congenital phrenic hernia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Hernia (Diaphragm)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'As in the preceding case, no opportunity was afforded for a history of the progress of the disease being taken’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Gaines, 36, Lighterman

Occupation or role: Lighterman
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1858
Date of death: 20 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Pulmonary apoplexy. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A lighterman, of very intemperate habits, having frequently taken a pint of gin per diem. He had been feeling out of health 5 months but had only laid by for a month. Constant colds taken whilst at work were followed by cough & dyspnoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Horlock, 54, Laundryman

Occupation or role: Laundryman
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jan 1858
Date of death: 21 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Diseased heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A laundryman who stated that he caught a severe cold whilst sitting up nursing his sick wife. Oedema of the legs rapidly followed this chill & at a later period the abdomen swelled. He suffered severely from rheumatic gout 16 years ago: except this his health had been good until the present illness came on. He formerly lived for years in a hotel, but had always been temperate’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Brown , 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1858
Date of death: 23 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Amaurosis. Valvular disease & hypertrophy of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Blindness (Eyes); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Cooper, George Frederick and Hart, Ernest Abraham
Medical notes: 'For three months before admission he had gradually been losing the sight of both eyes & did not know what to trace the affection to. On his admission he had some pain at back of eyeballs, & coulod see but little with either eye’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Brown , 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1858
Date of death: 25 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Disease of os calcis. Secondary deposit in heart, lungs &c
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heel bone); Deposit (Heart, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right foot, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Ward, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1858
Date of death: 31 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Abscess of thumb
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Abscess (Thumb)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Cooper, George Frederick and Hart, Ernest Abraham
Medical notes: 'Had a chap on her hand a week before admission, when she was washing some clothes, there [?] soda in the water, & from that time, an abscess formed there, getting worse till she came as OP [out-patient] 2 days ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Coor, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1858
Date of death: 3 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Diseased supra-renal capsules
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left foot, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

David Hardy, 69, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1858
Date of death: 5 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the heart. Old aneurism of the abdominal aorta. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Aneurysm (Aorta); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man had suffered more or less for 16 months with cough, shortness of breath & pain in the chest. The legs had also been apt to show signs of oedema. During the summer months he was better, but as his old symptoms returned towards the close of last year he came as out-patient & attended for nearly 8 weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Davis, 29, Coffee house keeper

Occupation or role: Coffee house keeper
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1858
Date of death: 13 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man who was a coffee house keeper had been ailing some five months with cough & aphonia, but he had only kept his bed nine weeks, & this was on account of an attack of acute rheumatism’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Baggott, 48, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A waterman. He first became a patient on the 1st of Feb /60, when it appeared that for two months he had suffered from shortness of breath with cough and expectoration, never of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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