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James Holden , 23, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Aug 1861
Date of death: 20 Aug 1861
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the left parietal bone and base of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: Shortly before admission, the patient received a severe blow on the left side of the head from a piece of wood falling upon him from a scaffold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Argent, 26, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1864
Date of death: 16 Sep 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: 'Case not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Elizabeth Bickford, 60, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1864
Date of death: 9 Jan 1865
Disease (transcribed): Fractured femur
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not entered
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Aurelius Braine, 22, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1865
Date of death: 5 Oct 1865
Disease (transcribed): Disease of vertebra. Amyloid infiltration
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spine); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with most extensive angular curvature which gave him a most distorted appearance.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Brooker, 34, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Oct 1865
Date of death: 29 Oct 1865
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Injuries of bone, dura mater etc. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Injury (Skull); Injury (Brain); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man was admitted with a scalp wound, exposing the bone. The wound had been produced two days before by the pole of a brougham striking him on the forehead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Ballard, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1860
Date of death: 12 Jul 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull with depression. Trephining
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Trephining (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted into the hospital in a state of perfect insensibility, a large piece of timber having fallen on his head, & afterwards striking his thigh. The whole of the left side of the head was tense from extravasated blood [and] there were also two small superficial scalp wounds’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Thompson, 56, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1863
Date of death: 6 Sep 1863
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of thigh. Pyaemia. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic); Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a fracture of the left thigh and right leg, occasioned by a fall from a ladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, thighs and veins
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Wells, 42, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1863
Date of death: 1 Oct 1863
Disease (transcribed): Fracture with dislocation of spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Dislocation (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Smith, H Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man fell fifty feet to the ground.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen and spine
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Costellow, 42, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Oct 1863
Date of death: 5 Nov 1863
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Laceration of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient was run over by a cab and admitted in a state of insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward Deer, 19, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Oct 1865
Date of death: 22 May 1866
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine. Pleuro-pneumonia. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man was admitted with angular curvature of the spine and paraplegia. The disease of the spine he attributed to an injury received some years previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Parsons, 25, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1862
Date of death: 29 May 1862
Disease (transcribed): Large abscess in lumbar region
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Cooper, 30, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1862
Date of death: 20 Jun 1862
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This was a case of fractured spine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Banham, 16, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1862
Date of death: 27 Aug 1862
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Abscess of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Abscess (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: He had fallen through a sky light, a distance of eleven feet, alighting on his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain and skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Thomas Lee, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1862
Date of death: 14 Sep 1862
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull, with depressed bone
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This case was not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Terry, 38, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1866
Date of death: 18 Jan 1867
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man was thrown out of a van and was admitted with a compound fracture of both bones of the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Cheetham, 25 , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1844
Date of death: 25 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the pelvis. Rupture of the membranous portion of the urethra and of the inter-pubic ligaments. Right sacroiliac articulation destroyed, with suppuration between the bones. Bladder inflamed.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Rupture (Urethra); Suppuration (Pelvis); Inflammation (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: Whilst riding the shaft of a waggon, the patient fell and the wheel passed over his pelvis. He was soon afterwards taken to the Hospital in a state of collapse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Beaumont, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1844
Date of death: 21 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Disease of right ankle. Secondary abscesses in the joints and extremities, none in the viscera.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Ankle); Abscess (Joints)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with disease of the right ankle joint, accompanied by an abscess and sinuses in the neighbourhood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and extremities
Type of incident: n/a

James Jones, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Oct 1844
Date of death: 1 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the ribs, with wound of pleura and partial pleurisy. Disease of heart and aorta.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Wound (Pleura); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Disease (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George North , 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Oct 1844
Date of death: 14 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous caries of the spine, hip and knee joints. Miliary tubercles and semi transparent grey granules in the lungs. Tubercular deposit in the scrotum and right epididymus. Pleuritis and Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Spine, Hip, Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Scrotum, Epididymis); Pleurisy (Pleura); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, dorsal vertebrae, abdomen, left inferior extremity and scrotum
Type of incident: n/a

William Collins, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1845
Date of death: 3 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Injury of knee with effusion of blood into the cavity of the joint. Erysipelas. Fibrous degeneration of the cartilage of the patella
Disease (standardised): Injury (Knee); Erysipelas (Skin); Degeneration (Knee)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient was a coachman and accustomed to drink. A wheel of a carriage had passed over his knee and much bruised the parts in the neighbourgood of the patella’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Jane Cox, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1845
Date of death: 15 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp. Extravasations of blood, both in the cavity of the arachnoid, and in the structure of the brain. Fracture of external malleolus with suppuration in joint and in the neighbourhood
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp); Extravasation (Brain); Fracture (Ankle); Suppuration (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'When admitted, this patient presented the usual symptoms of concussion and a lacerated scalp wound on the back part of the head. The symptoms of concussion were complicated by those of intoxication, as it was subsequently ascertained that she had drunk a considerable quantity before meeting with her accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charles Whale, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pneumonia. Old adhesions. Dropsy of pericardium. Heart itself healthy. Old peritonitis. Amputation of toe for scrofulous disease of joint
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Edema (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Amputation (Toe); Scrofulous disease (Toe)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Ten months before his admission into the hospital, he perceived a slight swelling of the ball of the left great toe, attended with much pain upon walking. Four months afterwards this swelling was punctured and a small quantity of matter discharged.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Groves, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive caries of the dorsal vertebrae with a large scrofulous abscess. Small abscess in kidney. Tubercles in the sub-pleural cellular tissue. Slight ulceration of the pharynx. Heart dilated with thin parietes & soft muscular structure
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Spine, kidney); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Pharynx); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'About two years previous to admission into the hospital, the patient first experienced pain in the back, and at the expiration of three months, he found his back ‘growing out’. He went on working for twelve months during which time he had occasionally severe fits of pain on the back, but with no diminution of bodily strength’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: n/a

William Pusey, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fracture of the jaw with diffuse cellular inflammation. Lungs gorged posteriorly. Heart soft & dilated. Blood in a semi-fluid state
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Jaw); Inflammation (Jaw); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'On the morning of his admission, this patient was kicked on the mouth by a horse. He was slightly stunned by the blow but soon recovered a tolerable degree of consciousness. Upon admission the lower jaw was found fractured in two placed and a scalp wound was discovered on the posterior part of the scalp, supposed to have been produced by a fall backwards when he was kicked’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Lucas, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive rupture of the liver with effusion of blood & bile into the peritoneum. Fracture of 4th, 5th, & 6th ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Effusion (Abdomen); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient shortly before his admission was knocked down by some horses and the wheel of a carriage passed over his abdomen. Some of the ribs were felt to be fractured upon the side side, and he was in a state of extreme collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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