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Jane Williams, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1879
Date of death: 11 Jul 1879
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction from an ovarian tumour. Peritonitis. Ovariotomy
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Tumour (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ovariotomy (Ovary)
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 perfectly well in the morning of July 4th. Then felt sick and ill. Two hours later vomiting came on and recurred several times.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, ovary, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Helen Penny, 36, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 36
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1878
Date of death: 27 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fissure of anus – Iliac abscess
Disease (standardised): Fissure in ano (Intestines); Abscess (Hip);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined'
Type of incident: n/a

Joshua Jacobs, 78, Lodging house keeper

Occupation or role: Lodging house keeper
Gender: Male
Age: 78
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1878
Date of death: 30 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Strangted [Strangulated] inguinal hernia – Operation – Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined'
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

George White, 19, Carriage examiner

Occupation or role: Carriage examiner
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1877
Date of death: 14 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Retroperitoneal rupture of Duodenum. Subsequent rupture of peritoneum. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Intestines); Rupture (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: The patient's pelvis had been crushed between two railway buffers.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, abdomen and stomach.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Harris, 19, Shopman

Occupation or role: Shopman
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1877
Date of death: 4 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia (operation). Perforation of the bowel. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); 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: The patient had had a rupture on the right side since he was four years old which had previously always been reduced with ease until the day of admission when it became larger and painful. The right testicle had never descended into the scrotum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, peritoneum and right testicle. The post mortem was from Mr Golding Collet's notes.
Type of incident: n/a

James Chaplin, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Aug 1876
Date of death: 3 Sep 1876
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of bladder from fracture of pelvis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Bladder); Fracture (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Stirling, Edward Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: The man fell through the floor of a loft on to some granite pavement a distance of about seven feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Rachel Elliott, 68, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Oct 1875
Date of death: 3 Nov 1875
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis after hernia operation
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Only the abdominal cavity was examined
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Young, 65, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1875
Date of death: 8 Nov 1875
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Slight cirrhosis of liver and cerebral effusion
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Cirrhosis (Liver); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Edward James, 37, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1874
Date of death: 17 Oct 1874
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhoids (operation). Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhoids (Intestines); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man noticed blood in his motions for some months and great pain when he passed a motion.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Savage, 65, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1874
Date of death: 17 Feb 1874
Disease (transcribed): Congenital inguinal hernia. Granular kidneys. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This patient had been ruptured on the left side for more than twenty years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, hernia, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

John Dwyer, 64, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1873
Date of death: 22 Dec 1873
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man had been ruptured on both sides for the last fifteen years for which he had always worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

George Wills, 50, Blindmaker

Occupation or role: Blindmaker
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1873
Date of death: 1 Sep 1873
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: He had been suffering from inguinal rupture of the left side for the last thirty years, originally caused by jumping.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Caesar, 54, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Aug 1873
Date of death: 5 Aug 1873
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration and obstruction of intestines. Peritonitis. Abscess of lungs
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Obstruction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man was admitted with symptoms of intestinal obstruction from which he had been suffering some days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, hernia, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Ada Denton, 56, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1872
Date of death: 11 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Colloid cancer of the right ovary. Paracentesis abdominis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Ovary); Paracentesis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman had noticed enlargement of the abdomen during a year and in steadily increased without much pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

William Patrick, 55, Coach man

Occupation or role: Coach man
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1872
Date of death: 6 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Operation. Intestine opened. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted with the history that he had had a tumour for eighteen years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Hanks, 34, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1872
Date of death: 25 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of urethra. Pyelitis. Perforation of bladder. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Pyelitis (Kidney); Perforation (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Lacy, Charles De Lacy
Medical notes: This man had had stricture for ten years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Kidneys, bladder and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Smith, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Oct 1870
Date of death: 2 Nov 1870
Disease (transcribed): Ovariotomy. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ovariectomy (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had observed a tumour on the right side of the abdomen a year before admission. She had lost flesh, was weak and frequently sick.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation and muscles
Type of incident: n/a

George Stebbings, 24, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Sep 1870
Date of death: 12 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing of the integuments of the right lower extremity. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Leg); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: A week before admission, this man slightly cut his right leg just below the knee, with an axe. The wound was superficial but the leg rapidly inflamed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Sarah Gravett, 32, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1869
Date of death: 28 Jan 1870
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of Vagina and Rectum. Peritonitis. Pleuritis.
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Vagina, Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was admitted following her a severe labour with her first child.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Taylor, 58, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1869
Date of death: 7 Sep 1869
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Operation. Wound of ileum. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Wound (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient had been ruptured six years but had never worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Allnutt, 29, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Aug 1869
Date of death: 26 Aug 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was much decomposed so only the abdomen was examined
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Suffolk, 44, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1868
Date of death: 8 Jul 1868
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of tibia. Peritonitis (secondary?)
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient was transferred from the medical wards with abscesses of the left leg after erysipelas.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Allum, 25, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1868
Date of death: 2 Jun 1868
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in pelvis. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: The patient had been in the hospital several times before with periostitis of the tibia and ulceration over the fibia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Perrett, 68, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1868
Date of death: 26 Jan 1868
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: He had been ruptured about seven years and had been able to put it back until four months ago.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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