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Anne Simmonds, 82, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 82
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1903
Date of death: 17 Nov 1903
Disease (transcribed): Extensive burns. Atheroma. Healed pulmonary tuberculosis. Gastric ulcer. Early cirrhosis of the liver
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Stomach); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient was sitting dozing in front of the fire, and a live coal leapt out and set fire to her clothes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and genito-urinary tract
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Ashwood, 5, [Child of] Horse keeper

Occupation or role: [Child of] Horse keeper
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1903
Date of death: 22 Jul 1903
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes No 1191. 03
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Thorne, 4, [Child of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Coachman
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1903
Date of death: 16 Jun 1903
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Harry Humbert, 64, Guide

Occupation or role: Guide
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1903
Date of death: 7 Mar 1903
Disease (transcribed): Urethral stricture. Cystitis. Perineal abscesses and fistulae. Perineal section. Brown atrophy of heart. Old phthisis. Gastrectasia. Surgical kidney. Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Cystitis (Bladder); Abscess (Perineum); Fistula (Perineum); Section (Perineum); Disease (Heart);Tuberculosis (Lung) ; Gastrectasia (Stomach) ; Nephritis (Kidney) ; Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: At the age of 26 the patient had blenorrhagia followed by perineal fistula treated by operation. Later stricture recurred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, liver, gall bladder, portal vein, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Esther Haas, 53, Teacher

Occupation or role: Teacher
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1902
Date of death: 18 Apr 1903
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. Pericarditis. Amputation of right leg. Psoas abscess
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart); Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Psoas muscle)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of palpitations and pain in the back and side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Edwin Clarke, 27, Kitchen porter

Occupation or role: Kitchen porter
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1902
Date of death: 22 Nov 1902
Disease (transcribed): Recto-vesical fistula. Colotomy. ? Tuberculous ulcer of bladder
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Rectum, Bladder); Colotomy (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Bladder); Ulcer (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Bennet, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See Surgical Notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Kenward, 41, Window cleaner

Occupation or role: Window cleaner
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1901
Date of death: 1 Sep 1901
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. ? Sarcoma of testis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Testis)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Salter, 66, Watchman

Occupation or role: Watchman
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1901
Date of death: 20 Jun 1901
Disease (transcribed): Cellulitis of arm. Tabes dorsalis
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Skin); Tabes dorsalis (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: n/a

William Westlake, 37, Dispenser

Occupation or role: Dispenser
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1900
Date of death: 13 Jan 1901
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Keyser, Charles Ralph
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: On admission the patient was suffering from symptoms of tuberculous right hip, with starting pains at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, urinary tract and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Gwynn, 30, [Wife of] Gilder

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Gilder
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1900
Date of death: 12 Dec 1900
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Acute tubercular peritonitis. Pelvic abscess. Faecal fistula. Right ovary tubercular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Pelvis); Fistula (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, alimentary canal and genital organs
Type of incident: n/a

James Maloney, 62, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1900
Date of death: 20 Nov 1900
Disease (transcribed): Oedema of brain. Fatty heart. Perihepatitis. Perisplenitis. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Brain); Disease (Heart); Perihepatitis (Liver); Perisplenitis (Spleen); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Keyser, Charles Ralph
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient fell down on November 15th went home and stayed in bed for two days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, and brain
Type of incident: n/a

David Newman, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1905
Date of death: 12 Dec 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis (aortic incompetence). Bruising of legs & tissues over tail of pancreas. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bruise (Legs, tissues); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'This man was brought in dead; nothing was known of his past history except that he had received an injury to the abdomen in a fight’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, genital organs

Type of incident: n/a

Percy Fordy, 32, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1905
Date of death: 30 Nov 1905
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Laparotomy. General peritonitis. Suture of [?] in gut. Paralysis of bowels
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Laparotomy (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Suture (Stomach); Paralysis (Bowels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'During the past 5 years there had been 4 attacks of acute abdominal pain with vomiting and constipation, always relieved by medicine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ernest Cook, 24, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Oct 1905
Date of death: 30 Oct 1905
Disease (transcribed): Gangrenous appendicitis. Perforation. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Dead shortly after admission. Not seen by surgical registrar’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Wastie, 65, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1905
Date of death: 9 Sep 1905
Disease (transcribed): Perforated duodenal ulcer. Septic adhesive peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Duodenum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'During the whole month of June the woman had been feeling far from well; one day, towards the end of the month, she had a sudden very severe pain in the right hypochondrium, so severe that she went promptly to bed and sent for her doctor’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Murphy, 37, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1905
Date of death: 12 Nov 1905
Disease (transcribed): Empyema
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: n/a

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Hawkins, 34, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1905
Date of death: 9 Jul 1905
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The condition of the patient on his admission rendered him unable to give a history of his illness, but, later on, he stated that he had had cracks about the hands for a long time and on June 9th the hand began to swell and gave him much pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Jung, 18, Baker’s assistant

Occupation or role: Baker’s assistant
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1905
Date of death: 12 Jun 1905
Disease (transcribed): Gangrenous appendicitis. Perforation of appendix. General peritonitis. Pelvis abscess
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Gangrene (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'Not seen by registrar. There was a history of vomiting and abdominal pain for 3 weeks, thought by patient to be due to a dietetic indiscretion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen (‘a limited examination only through the wound permitted’)

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Stocking, 37, [Child of] Farrier

Occupation or role: [Child of] Farrier
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1905
Date of death: 7 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Appendicitis. Perforation. General peritonitis. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'This was the first attack of appendicitis. Onsest of attack on March 31ar with stabbing pain in right lower abdomen, vomiting at onset but not since. Did not remain in bed on April 1st but on the 2nd the pain was so severe that she did not get up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Emma Bailey, 65, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1905
Date of death: 30 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Acute pulmonary tuberculosis. Hemiotomy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hemiotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'About 8am on March 18th, the woman experienced a sudden pain in right groin and lower abdomen. Vomiting occurred at once and has persisted since, the vomit being dark and sour. IT was not until the morning of March 19th that she discovered a swelling in the right groin’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Tapp, 51, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1905
Date of death: 7 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Gall stones. ?Rupture of sacculus of gall bladder. Cholecystitis & cholangitis. Acute hameorrhagic pancreatitis. Fat necrosis. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Gallstones (Gallbladder); Rupture (Gallbladder); Cholecystitis (Gallbladder); Cholangitis (Bile duct); Pancreatitis (Pancreas); Necrosis (Tissues)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'On March 2nd, the woman was seized with severe epigastric pain on right side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Helena Johnson, 21, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1905
Date of death: 19 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer. Laparotomy. Suture of ulcer. General peritonitis. Subdiaphragmatic abscess rupturing into lung. Thrombosis of iliac vena cava. Pericarditis with adhesion
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Laparotomy (Abdomen); Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Diaphragm, lung); Thrombosis (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The history of the patient was somewhat vague. Apparently she noticed a stabbing epigastric pain on Feb 4th, not sufficient to cause [?]; this was followed by comiting and haematemesis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Young, 11, [Child of] Milkman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Milkman
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Feb 1905
Date of death: 2 Feb 1905
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured right kidney. Lacerated right lung. Fractured rib. Disseminated tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Kidneys); Laceration (Lungs); Fracture (Ribs); Tuberculosis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Jones, G.G.
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: '9.30am on the morning of his admission, the man was knocked down by a cart, the wheels of which passed over his chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, bladder, skull, spine, brain

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Ilsley, 42, Sewerman

Occupation or role: Sewerman
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1905
Date of death: 18 Feb 1905
Disease (transcribed): Abscess following enteric fever. Septicaemia. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Abscess; Typhoid fever (Systemic); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No necropsy’

Type of incident: n/a

William Canterbury, 4, [Unmarried child of] Widow

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Widow
Gender: Male
Age: 4
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1904
Date of death: 1 Dec 1904
Disease (transcribed): Perforative appendicitis. General purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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