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Arabella Irving, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 34
Date of admission: 24 May 1854
Date of death: 12 Sep 1854
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the intestinal canal. Disease of the ovaries
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Disease (Ovary)
Admitting doctor: Lee, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Dickinson, William Howship and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was a widow, the mother of two children. Her illness began about five years ago, when she found a small swelling in the right side of the hypogastric regions’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of injury: n/a

Susan Haines, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Date of admission: 4 Oct 1854
Date of death: 29 Nov 1854
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the uterus & vagina
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Uterus, vagina)
Admitting doctor: Lee, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Dickinson, William Howship and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was a widow, with four children, the youngest born twenty years ago. Seven years ago, three years after the cessation of the catamenia [menstruation], a hard tumour grew from the vulva and hung between the thighs. This increased until it had attained the size of the fist, and then ulcerated, and with much discharge and haemorrhage, completely vanished’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of injury: n/a

Elizabeth Buddin, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 40
Date of admission: 18 Oct 1854
Date of death: 29 Nov 1854
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Uterus)
Admitting doctor: Lee, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Dickinson, William Howship and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was married and had two children of whom the younger was 8 years old. About nine months ago she had an attack of pain and Haemorrhage which she considered to have accompanied a miscarriage’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Mary David, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1854
Date of death: 11 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the uterus. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Malignancy (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: The patient was deaf so it was impossible to get a rational account of her illness. It appeared that she was a widow, and had had four children. She complained of pains across the belly, which was continual and of a burning character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

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

William Irish, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1855
Date of death: 1 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); 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: His disease produced no marked symptoms until five weeks before admission when his stomach became distended and he had some headache and giddiness. At the same time his head and face became considerably puffy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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?

Mary Littlefair, 59, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1858
Date of death: 20 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Malignant & fibrous tumours of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard and Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'A healthy-looking woman, married, who never was ill until 3 or 4 months ago when she began to pass blood in the urine & suffered some little pain in doing so. For 18 months she had been troubled with incontinence of urine, but she did not take any notice of it until blood appeared’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, pelvis, thorax

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

Mary Prosser, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1858
Date of death: 3 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Renal dropsy
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Kidney)
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 this case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

James Denson, 70, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1858
Date of death: 5 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Old gout
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Gout (Joints)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man had had repeated attacks of gout during the last forty years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Shave, 54, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1858
Date of death: 7 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Hypertrophy of the heart. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Heart); 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: For the last three days he had suffered from headache, nausea and pains in the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
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

Sarah Carpenter, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Oct 1858
Date of death: 25 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the uterus, vagina, liver, tibia
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Uterus); Cancer (Vagina); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: She attributed her complaint to falling down stairs and alighting upon her sacrum eighteen months ago.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis and left knee
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

Edward Nash, 21, Blacksmith

Occupation or role: Blacksmith
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1858
Date of death: 11 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Six weeks before admission he was seized with pains in the calves of the legs like cramp.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Roberts, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1858
Date of death: 13 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Ovarian disease (malignant) and ascites. Malignant disease of gall bladder
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Ovary); Ascites (Abdomen); Cancer (Gall bladder)
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 woman had suffered from cough for the last ten months, and had been an out patient for some time, being treated for bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
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

Priscilla Morgan, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1859
Date of death: 19 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of pelvis and kidney
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Pelvis); Inflammation (Kidney)
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 the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Tatam, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1858
Date of death: 27 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart. Dropsy. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Oedema (General); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This woman said that she had had a cough for many years, but it never was troublesome until lately.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Webster, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1859
Date of death: 9 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney)
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 the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

John Brooks, 43, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1859
Date of death: 9 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (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: He had been much exposed to weather in following his vocation. Three weeks before he became a patient he caught cold and his breathing became much embarrassed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Humphries, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 23 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria, after scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This child was said to have had a slight attack of scarlatina twelve weeks before admission. A fortnight afterwards when she was apparently well her legs began to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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