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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Woolcott, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1877
Date of death: 21 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the arch of aorta. Ligature of Int. [Internal] Cephalic division of Int. [Internal] Jugular vein, and of the internal carotid. Unilateral oedema of brain
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Ligation (Brain); Oedema (Brain);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. A year ago began to suffer from palpitations and occasional shortness of breath after any great exertion – Soon afterwards noticed a throbbing lump in front of neck a little of left of middle line just above sternum – Swelling now since slowly increased. Dyspnoea has increased – For 5 months voice has been 'cracked' and she has had much vertigo. For ten months continued cough – Never had Rheumatism – No syphilis – Never exerted herself very violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, uterus, brain, aneurysm, ligature
Type of incident: n/a

William Chapman, 58, Scavenger

Occupation or role: Scavenger
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1878
Date of death: 22 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral apoplexy. Cirrhosis of liver. Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Nephritis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. This Patient a feeble ill nourished old man was admitted with ulcer of Legs and Bronchitis throughout both lungs – He did fairly well till Jan [January] 21 – On that had an unusually violent attack of laughing and in a few minutes became quite insensible (This happened at 1am). 10am. Patient totally unconscious and apparently completely paralysed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestinal, brain
Type of incident: n/a

George Matson, 41, Platelayer

Occupation or role: Platelayer
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1878
Date of death: 17 Sep 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs, compound fracture of forearm; weak heart; clotting in the pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Arm); Disease (Heart); Pulmonary embolism (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted on Aug [August] 26th with Compd Fract [Compound Fracture] of radius and fractd [fractured] Ribs, the consequence of a Railway accident. He did remarkably well and nothing of notes occurred till Sep [September] 18th when at 7 p.m., as he was talking cheerfully to a fellow patient his breathing suddenly became very difficult – Face became blue and swollen – A few convulsive struggles and he became comatose. In five months he was dead'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Stevens, 33, Police inspector

Occupation or role: Police inspector
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1878
Date of death: 3 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease; vegetation; plugging of several arteries. Gangrene
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Gangrene (Arteries);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Four months ago, on waking in the morning, found right arm numb from shoulder downwards – Soon arm became painful and swollen especially about axilla where there was tenderness – All power was lost – Under treatment slowly recovered use of arm which however has never been so strong as previously – About same time a severe attack of palpitation of heart – This has recurred and has been increasing in frequency – Pulse in right wrist has never appeared since arm was bad – A month ago whilst raising his left arm rather high he felt sudden slight numbness in the limb similar to that which he felt in other arm but much less severe – In a few days this passed off without having given much trouble'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, arteries
Type of incident: n/a

John Carter, 65, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Gender: Male
Age: 65
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1878
Date of death: 2 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Lithotomy. Granular kidneys. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Operation (Urogenital system); Nephritis (Kidney); Disease (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Patient was cut for stone by Mr Holmes in 1875. Eight stones were removed and he was ultimately discharged apparently well – For 2 years remained well – A year ago began to notice heat and sharp pain before passing urine and frequent micturition soon followed – For a month there has been acute pain about pubis and loins much increased by movement. Frequent sudden stoppage of stream with much straining – Loss of flesh'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, ureters, lithotomy wound, prostate
Type of incident: n/a

William Pettit, 73, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Gender: Male
Age: 73
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1878
Date of death: 15 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fatty heart. Bronchpneumonia
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Disease (Heart); Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Fell from a height of 10 feet – Alighted on head – Taken up insensible. Symptoms Dec [December] 11. Very feeble old man. Quite sensible – Pulse very weak – Cold and tremulous. On right side of scalp extending back from margin of hairy scalp a huge wound about 7 inches long: exposing about 4 inches of bone – No fracture – No bleeding'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain, skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Mullinger, 56, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1878
Date of death: 8 Mar 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs, pneumonia. Fatty heart, etc
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Patient stated that he had fallen down some days before admission and struck his side – Could give no other information. Symptoms Feb [February] 28. Tremulous – Cyanosed – Sweating – Pulse quick and feeble – Tongue foul – Complained of Pain over middle of 6 and 7 ribs on right side – No fracture detected – Bronchitis throughout both lungs – Urine albuminous'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, stomach, ribs
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charlotte Stansfield, 31, Florist

Occupation or role: Florist
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1879
Date of death: 28 Jun 1879
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia (operation). Gangrene. Faecal fistula. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Gangrene (Abdomen); Fistula (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Stirling, Edward Charles
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured on the right side for twelve years. Four days before admission the rupture came down suddenly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, uterus, peritoneum and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

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

John Rogers, 45, Conductor

Occupation or role: Conductor
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1879
Date of death: 6 Jul 1879
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured bladder, the result of violence. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Bladder); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Sixteen hours before admission whilst engaged in a street fight the patient was kicked on the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, viscera and bladder
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

James Child, 38, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1879
Date of death: 20 Aug 1879
Disease (transcribed): Urethral stricture. Catheterism. Clotting in the pulmonary arteries
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Thrombosis (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted on account of a very tight stricture. Micturition was frequent and the stream was very small.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, bladder, urethra and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Christensen, 59, Clockmaker

Occupation or role: Clockmaker
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1878
Date of death: 15 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of floor of mouth (removed by operation). Cellulitis in the left hand. Weak heart
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Mouth); Operation (Mouth); Cellulitis (Skin); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a hard mass which filled the anterior part of the floor of the mouth. Shortly after admission it was found that he had diabetes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

George Gardiner, 40, Machinist

Occupation or role: Machinist
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1879
Date of death: 24 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac thrombosis. Total destruction of one kidney. Dilatation of pelvis of other and cystitis, with scirrhous growth in bladder
Disease (standardised): Thrombosis (Heart); Destruction (Kidney); Disease (Kidney); Cystitis (Bladder); Cancer (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Tidswell, Herbert Henry. Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient stated that he had been perfectly well till the commencement of June. About that time he noticed some pain in passing water. Micturition soon became frequent.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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