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Hannah Hunt, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1855
Date of death: 27 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Lobular Pneumonia. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was said to have been ill only three days before admission. She complained of the left hip and underwent leeching and blistering; then giddiness, loss of power in the legs and imperfection in articulation came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, hip joint and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Ackhurst, 25, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1855
Date of death: 28 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, Pleura); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He dated his illness from the 9th of January when he was seized with pains in the right side of the head followed by shivering. He then had sickness and became yellow all over.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Massey, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1855
Date of death: 2 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Emphysema
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had long suffered from an asthmatic cough which was always worse during the cold months. About eight weeks ago the cough became unusually increased, and she then experienced, for the first time, palpitations and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Dawson, 20, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1855
Date of death: 5 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous meningitis. Phthisis. Peculiar cysts within vertebral canal formed by arachnoid
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, Meningeal (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cysts (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl had a somewhat strumous appearance, but she was said to have been strong and healthy until she came to London four before admission. She had no definite complaint until six weeks ago when she began to suffer from headache and pains in the centre of the spine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Miller, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1855
Date of death: 7 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Pneumonia. Diseased Kidneys and Heart following Rheumatism
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman had been out of health for the last two years since having an attack of Acute Rheumatism. When she was admitted she had a cough with bronchial expectorations and some little dyspnoea, noisy breathing and slight rheumatic pains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Pitter, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1857
Date of death: 7 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Phthisis. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This woman had been subject to haemoptysis for the last five years which he attributed to an injury of the chest which he received at the commencement of that period.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

James Moss, 43, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1857
Date of death: 10 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular disease of supra renal bodies
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Adrenal glands)
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 stated that he had had an abscess connected with diseased bone in the sternum for the last seventeen years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, sternum and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Doswell, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1857
Date of death: 13 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): 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: It appeared that he had been picked up in the street nearly insensible and coughing up large quantities of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Gosling, 34, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1858
Date of death: 21 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A footman who was admitted in an emaciated state with an anxious countenance & cachectic appearance. The pulse was frequent, soft & small. He complained of pain in the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harry Rees, 82, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 82
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1858
Date of death: 22 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Laryngitis. Diseased kidneys. Prostatic tumours
Disease (standardised): Laryngitis (Larynx); Disease (Kidneys); Tumour (Prostate)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This old man was an in-patient three years ago with retention of urine. His present illness began a fortnight since when he passed blood with the urine & had pain during micturition’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Lutford, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1859
Date of death: 5 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Croupy inflammation of bronchi and lower part of the trachea
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Lung); Inflammation (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: The child was first observed to be out of health nine days previous to her death, when elevated spots appeared upon her face and a pustule or small boil upon her neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, trachea and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Mead, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1858
Date of death: 6 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Therefore the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Townsend, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1858
Date of death: 7 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Pneumonia. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Oedema (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this man was admitted he stated that he had been subject to shortness of breath from childhood, and that during the last six months he had had cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Purches, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1858
Date of death: 7 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this woman was admitted her chief complaint was of pain in the left hypochondriac region which was attributed to dyspepsia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary A Wallis, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1858
Date of death: 8 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined therefore the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

James Vine, 67, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1858
Date of death: 16 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the oesophagus, liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He appeared to have had no symptoms of his complaint until six months before admission when he first observed that his swallowing became difficulty and painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Worthy White, 22, Hotel porter

Occupation or role: Hotel porter
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1858
Date of death: 29 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: The complaint began about two months previous to his admission when while suffering from what he supposed to be a severe cold, he had almost continued cramp in the feet which prevented his walking.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Jefkins, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1859
Date of death: 4 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this man was admitted his chief complaint was of rheumatic pains in the knees and ankles.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, knee joint, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet R Allen, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1859
Date of death: 13 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This child was said to have had a sore throat for a fortnight before she was brought to the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Adams, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Feb 1859
Date of death: 17 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diseased lungs. Hypertrophy of the heart. Granular kidneys. Purpura
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Purpura (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this man was admitted he said that he had been subject to cough ever since childhood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and lower extremities
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Toulster, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Dec 1858
Date of death: 20 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Two years ago this woman became subject to rheumatic gout and had had it more or less ever since. Six weeks ago sore throat came on, with cough and expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Hawkins, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1859
Date of death: 24 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man belonged to a phthisical race, his father and all his father’s brothers and sisters died of consumption.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Pride, 33, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jan 1859
Date of death: 6 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fistula (Anal canal)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: It appeared that for the last twelve years he had been subject to bleeding at the nose. He also had a fistula which occasioned at times intolerable pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary A Crittenden, 23, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1859
Date of death: 19 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Arachinitis. Tubercles in lungs
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: She said that two months ago she had vomited a quart of dark blood, and she still appeared to be suffering from the effects.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Woodroffe, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1859
Date of death: 22 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This patient said she had been well until three months previous to admission when she began to suffer from cough, with rapidly increasing expectoration, as she supposed in consequence of having caught cold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

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