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Samuel Durby, 65, Farm labourer

Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1887
Date of death: 1 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Medical notes: 'A healthy man, who for a fortnight has had a cough with considerable expectoration. Six days before admission he grew worse & had severe rigors, pain in the point of the chest, some diarrhoea, much dyspnoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Wood, 50, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1893
Date of death: 1 Jan 1894
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Dilated & fatty heart. Angina pectoris causing death. (? Influenza just previous to admission)
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Angina pectoris (Chest); Influenza (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'There was a history of, 4 years ago, an attack of inflammation and pleurisy on the left side. Health usually good. A bad headache a fortnight before admission. In bed for 3 days, giddy and weak, then able to go out (?an attack of influenza)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ureters, bladder, uterus, ovaries
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Mills, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1859
Date of death: 12 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was sent to the hospital by a general practitioner in order that he might be treated for a supposed strangulated hernia. His antecedents were as follows. For three years he had been getting thin and suffering from cough, emaciation and occasional haemoptysis. He had been for three months in the hospital for consumption’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Green, 25, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a dressmaker, was of a non-tubercular family and had had good health until 7 months before admission'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

James Harmsworth, 36, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1864
Date of death: 11 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was a butler, whose health had been generally good till six weeks before admission, when he caught cold, as he supposed, from exposure to wet’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Bonner, 47, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1864
Date of death: 11 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Bronchitis. Disease of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with orthopnea and severe distress from difficulty of breathing, the legs being dropsical and some general oedema existing. He had been short of breath for five years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Brown, 44, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1881
Date of death: 28 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of phthisis. He has spent 22 years in the Navy and Merchant Service and during that time had very good health. Four months ago he gave up his sea life and came to live in London. Since then he has never been free from cough and has lost flesh rapidly. His sputa have become very profuse and purulent and his dyspnoea constant'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Green, 40, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1864
Date of death: 13 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This woman had been a patient of Dr Page’s [William Page] in March 1863 for dropsy and diseased heart, she had left the hospital on the 10th of that month relieved. Oedema reappeared the end of last year and she now again sought relief in much the same condition as at first’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George F. Joy, [No age stated], Railway porter

Occupation or role: Railway porter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1860
Date of death: 11 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A railway porter. He had pretty good health until 10 weeks before admission, when he began to suffer from cough and expectoration, never of blood. He had occasional bleeding at the nose during his illness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, larynx

Type of incident: n/a

John Harper, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1891
Date of death: 28 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro-pneumonia. Pneumo-thorax
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleurae); Pneumothorax (Pleurae)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Lock, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1860
Date of death: 11 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward and Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted into the Wellington ward March 31st with a small scalp wound situated about an inch above the nose, & erysipelas of the head & face. It appeared that the woman was of drunken habits & was a week before her admission knocked down by her husband, who was also drunk’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Dalee, 26, Milkwoman

Occupation or role: Milkwoman
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1864
Date of death: 14 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Emphysema
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient, an Irishwoman, was brought into the hospital in a dying state by friends who did not remain to be questioned. She was herself too far gone to say much and answered vaguely and uncertainly […] She was by occupation a milk woman and was said to have carried her pails about up to three days before admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, blood vessels

Type of incident: n/a

Harry Curd, 15 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1891
Date of death: 1 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The brother of this child died recently of diphtheria in this hospital. The child itself was said to have had measles when 12 months old, and to have recovered well. About 2 months before admission it began to suffer from cough, and became rapidly worse in the last week'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

John Manser, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1860
Date of death: 18 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A porter, of sallow and somewhat bloated aspect; he had been in the habit of living freely, taking half a pint of gin ‘with fish, flesh and fowl, every day of his life’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Shields, 37, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Old mitral disease. Pulmonary emphysema & bronchitis. Recent acute nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When 13 years of age the patient had scarlatina. She occasionally had rheumatic pains in her shoulders. For some time, she could not say how long, she had been disturbed about twice during the night to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Daniel Galvin, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1860
Date of death: 18 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Day, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 19 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'This man had been ill for a year and 11 weeks. His complaint dated from a blow on the right side of the chest from a horse. About six months ago he spat a small quantity of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Whelbourne, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1864
Date of death: 21 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of brain. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was a miserable creature of feeble intellect deformed by curvature of the dorsal spine. She complained of a number of indefinite symptoms as general numbness with weakness of the upper extremities, occasional incontinence of urine, headache and a general sense of throbbing’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Perryman, 28, Firewood cutter

Occupation or role: Firewood cutter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 22 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A firewood cutter of exceedingly drunken habits. From the account obtained from his wife, it appeared that he was taken ill on the 9th of April, having been continuously intoxicated for the previous week. He was seized with pains in the head and aching in the thighs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

John Baggott, 48, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A waterman. He first became a patient on the 1st of Feb /60, when it appeared that for two months he had suffered from shortness of breath with cough and expectoration, never of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Durell, 28, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1864
Date of death: 28 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Steward, George William and Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was a plasterer by occupation, a single man of dissolute habits. His mother reports that he had been in failing health for the last 3 years, being often laid up with ‘lung symptoms’. He was in his usual health the morning before admission & went to work at 5am. At 10am he was brought home in a cab in a violent fit & rigors’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Rockley, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1891
Date of death: 6 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Maternal great-grandmother died of consumption. Parents healthy. The child had measles in August 1890. It had had attacks of bronchitis previously to the measles and now it had a severe attack. It recovered from this, and was free from cough till a fortnight before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edwin Cannon, 4, [Unmarried child of] Charwoman

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Charwoman
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1887
Date of death: 21 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child had a phthisical history & had been treated here when 15 months old for inflammation of the lungs'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

William Sainsbury, 38, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1888
Date of death: 5 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of the right lung, with a multiloculated cavity or cavities in the upper lobe
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a painter, had never suffered from gout, colic nor from dropped wrist. He had formerly drunk about 3 pints of beer a day. He derided ‘foam[?] ale# and drank the varieties known as ‘stout’ and ‘old sin’. His health was good’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Wall, 43, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1860
Date of death: 27 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A shoemaker of very drunken habits. He had had more or less cough for 6 months, always attended with some degree of expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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