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Harry Timbrell, 70, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1876
Date of death: 6 Aug 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease, excision. Tubercular meningitis with large ventricular effusion.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Excision (Hip); Tuberculosis, Meningitis (Brain); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with Disease of the Right Hip of six months standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Freestone, 24, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Sep 1877
Date of death: 7 Oct 1877
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscess. Tubercular peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Four years before admission a swelling came on the outer side of the right hip which increased moderately rapidly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, spinal canal, spinal cord, spinal column and lumbar abscess
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Sibley, 4, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Sep 1877
Date of death: 8 Oct 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus, the result of a cutaneous burn.
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Systemic); Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This child was found with its clothes on fire. The upper extremities, shoulders, neck and lower part of face were burned.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Trapwell, 5 weeks , [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 5 weeks
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1877
Date of death: 15 Dec 1877
Disease (transcribed): Congenital hernia. Enteritis. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The mother stated that she had noticed a swelling in the right side of the patient's scrotum three days before admission. Vomiting came on and returned at intervals.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Shelton, 26, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Oct 1876
Date of death: 31 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs and kidneys. Hydatid disease of the spine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Echinococcosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Three months before admission the patient felt pain in the right leg, and then in the back and shortly before being transferred from Dr Dickenson, lost power and sensation in the right lower limb.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, uterus, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

William Gannon, 28, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1876
Date of death: 4 Feb 1877
Disease (transcribed): Splenic abscess. Multiple abscesses in the brain. Pulmonary tuberculosis.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spleen); Abscess (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was transferred from Dr Barclay. For history see Medical register for number 684. The case was taken from Mr Morgan's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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

James Totfree, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1878
Date of death: 15 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Spinal disease. Double psoas abscess. Amyloid degenerations
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spine); Psoas abscess (Psoas muscles); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Spleen);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Two years ago whilst lifting a heavy weight felt a sudden pain back [sic]. Has had some pain ever since – Four months ago noticed a swelling in thigh - Occasional and 'pins and needles' in legs'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, peritoneum, spleen, kidneys, colon
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Patching, 58, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 58
Date of admission: 4 May 1878
Date of death: 26 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Extensive sloughing of the knee joint and surrounding tissue. Pyaemic abscess in the lung
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Leg); Sepsis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient who was transferred only 4 days before death was in a Medical Ward and was not seen by Surgical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain
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

Edward McEntee, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1878
Date of death: 21 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia. Depressed fracture of the skull. Trephining
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Fracture (Skull); Operation (Skull);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Was knocked down by a Railway Engine. Symptoms June 18th. Insensible – Surface cold – Breathing stertorous. Pulse 68 soft. No paralysis – Pupils sluggish. Above right ear an oval fluctuating haematoma – No bleeding from ear and e[?] -'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Emily Inkster, 38, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 38
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1878
Date of death: 8 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus from extensive cutaneous burn
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Central nervous system); Burn (Skin);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Contents of lighted Paraffin lamp were upset over Patient. Symptoms. Much collapse – Cold – Shivering – Both arms, lower extremities and greater part of abdomen red and vesicated – In parts epidermis wanting – In parts skin white and leathery'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestine, brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Whitehead, 46, Tobacconist

Occupation or role: Tobacconist
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1878
Date of death: 4 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the thigh. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Three months before admission was seized with acute pain in left knee – In 3 wks [weeks] knee began to swell – Since that frequent starting pains and on any movement great agony. No injury – Always a weakly subject'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, veins
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Brown, 66, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 66
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1878
Date of death: 3 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Stricture. Cystitis. Granular kidney. Pyaemia (? T.W.[Traumatic Wound?])
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Cystitis (Bladder); Nephritis (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient could give no account whatever of himself and nothing could be made out about his case – He was sent to Wimbledon 12 days after admission – At end of a week was readmitted from Wimbledon but unfortunately escaped notice of Registrar – No notes were therefore taken'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, urethra
Type of incident: n/a

John Quince, 67, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 67
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1878
Date of death: 11 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Diseased ankle joint. Scrofulous disease of kidney and tubercle of the lung
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Four months ago without apparent cause parts about right ankle became swollen, red and painful – Soon a small sore formed on inner side and has shown no disposition to heal – No syphilis – For years subject to cough and expectoration – No haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles H. Fowle, 14, Baker's apprentice

Occupation or role: Baker's apprentice
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1878
Date of death: 12 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the hip joint. Lardaceous disease. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Ten days before admission severe rigors – In four days pain about right hip and thigh – Groin soon became tender. Symptom Dec [December] 19. Patient flushed – Temp [Temperature] 100 – Pulse 92. Small tongue fairly clean. Right lower limb flexed – Any attempt at extension very painful – Thigh a little tender – No redness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Hip joint, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

William Pullinfor, 55, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1878
Date of death: 13 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of left side of tongue and lower jaw – Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Tongue); Carcinoma (Jaw); Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Six wks [weeks] before admission found, after a prolonged toothache, that left side of lower jaw was swollen – Soon soreness of inside of mouth [?] - Difficulty in opening mouth next came on and has been increasing – Pain very great'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tongue, jaw, pharynx, lungs, pleurae, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Moulder, 65, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Gender: Female
Age: 65
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1878
Date of death: 10 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ellis, William Ashton
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted on account of a strangulated femoral hernia. She was operated and did well – In fact was simply waiting for a truss the wound having healed with exception of a small superficial spot – Bowels regular[?]. She had for some years been subject to cough and expectoration in winter. Aug [August] 12. Cough troublesome – Slight dyspnoea – Frothy expectoration'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Intestines
Type of incident: n/a

James Taylor, 58, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1878
Date of death: 13 Sep 1878
Disease (transcribed): Suppurating glands. Chronic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Glands); Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ellis, William Ashton
Medical notes: 'History. 3 years before admission abscess formed on each side of arms – Fistula followed – 8 months before admission fistula were operated on in St Mary's Hospital – Wounds never healed – For 7 months cough and expectoration – No blood – Much loss of flesh – Five months painful lumps in both groins that in left groin burst on morning of admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestines, glands
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas William Brown, 34, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1878
Date of death: 22 Sep 1878
Disease (transcribed): Abscess connected with the ilium. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Hip); Amyloidosis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Patient was in Hospital for first time in 1877, he was then transferred from the Physicians – He had what was thought to be Psoas abscess (Right side) without spinal disease. This was opened and he was discharged much improved though the wounds had not quite healed – The wounds never healed after his discharge and a month or six weeks before second admission June 19 1877 some painful swelling appeared in left Iliac region, and soon spread down to Scarpa's triangle and continued increasing up to time of admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, abscess
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Angus, 52, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 52
Date of admission: 2 Oct 1878
Date of death: 15 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Excision of rectum. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Operation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Twelve months before admission symptoms commenced with pain on passing motions which were sometimes streaked with blood – Pain increased – Great straining – Frequent attempts at defaecation with no result – For 3 months At times profuse bleeding'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, uterus, rectum
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Cook, 22, Linenmaid

Occupation or role: Linenmaid
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Date of admission: 15 May 1878
Date of death: 15 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonum etc
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted with knee disease of 2 years standing consequent on injury – Had been under treatment with only slight benefit – Three months before admission struck knee a second time whereupon symptom became much exaggerated'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Carmel Antonelli, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 3
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1878
Date of death: 16 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in the neck. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'No history could be obtained from Parents of this child. Symptoms Oct [October] 8. Child apparently moribund – Skin hot and clammy – Pulse 188 – Tongue thickly coated'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abscess, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Mathews, 60, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1878
Date of death: 25 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of thigh. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Stated to have fallen from a scaffold 50 or 60 feet high. Symptoms Oct [October] 22. Great collapse – Pulse quick and weak – Respiration catchy – Hacking cough – Intense sharp pain in right chest'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, left femur
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Leonard, 52, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1878
Date of death: 25 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Oedema and congestion of the lungs. Congestion of viscera
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Congestion (Abdomen);
Admitting doctor: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. A week ago was kicked by horse on right shin. Two days afterwards leg became swollen and red. Swelling and tenderness extended upwards of thigh. No rigor. Symptoms. Skin coal and moist – Pulse 92 weak. Tongue furred. Great pain in Rt [Right] leg and groin. Right leg much swolen, red, oedematous and very tender and over shin just above middle a vertical wound about 2 inches long'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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