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Aaron Bundock, 65, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1903
Date of death: 25 Mar 1903
Disease (transcribed): Columnar celled carcinomatous stricture of the rectum and ulceration of the colon. Dilatation of the whole aorta. Saccular aneurysm on transverse arch. Hypostatic pneumonia. Aortic disease. Urethral stricture. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Dilatation (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Aorta);Constriction (Urethra) ; Cystitis (Bladder)
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 in hospital the previous year, suffering from aortic aneurysm. He was admitted into the surgical wards with urethral stricture and cystitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Peritoneum, alimentary canal, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract, pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart and aorta
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bryan, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1889
Date of death: 27 Nov 1889
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of bladder. Obstruction to ureters. Hydronephrosis (Endocarditis ulcerative)
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Bladder); Obstruction (Ureter); Hydronephrosis (Kidney); Endocarditis (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The day before admission he noticed his urine was very dark and full of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, urinary trach and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Stevens, 33, Police inspector

Occupation or role: Police inspector
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1878
Date of death: 3 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease; vegetation; plugging of several arteries. Gangrene
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Gangrene (Arteries);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Four months ago, on waking in the morning, found right arm numb from shoulder downwards – Soon arm became painful and swollen especially about axilla where there was tenderness – All power was lost – Under treatment slowly recovered use of arm which however has never been so strong as previously – About same time a severe attack of palpitation of heart – This has recurred and has been increasing in frequency – Pulse in right wrist has never appeared since arm was bad – A month ago whilst raising his left arm rather high he felt sudden slight numbness in the limb similar to that which he felt in other arm but much less severe – In a few days this passed off without having given much trouble'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, arteries
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Milford, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1890
Date of death: 14 Feb 1890
Disease (transcribed): Phagadoenic ulceration of vulvae. Septicaemia. Thrombosis of veins in leg
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Vulva); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: Some seven years back, whilst in Spain, she suffered from at attack of syphilis and since then had been in good health. Seven days before admission she noticed a swelling between the buttocks which was extremely painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, abdomen, ureters, kidneys and veins
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Hunter, 50, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1879
Date of death: 21 Feb 1879
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Weak heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted on account of an ulcer on her leg. She was a thin subject, who stated she was in good health but somewhat weak from want of sleep due to pain of the leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

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

Arthur Bryan, 11, [Child of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Carpenter
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1887
Date of death: 1 Sep 1887
Disease (transcribed): Lymphadenoma. Leukaemia
Disease (standardised): Adenoma (Salivary gland); Leukaemia (Bone marrow, blood)
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'
'Not examined'
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Malin, 19, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1903
Date of death: 9 Feb 1903
Disease (transcribed): Fractures of skull and ribs. Ruptured lung and aorta. Lacerated liver. Other injuries
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Ribs); Rupture (Lung); Rupture (Aorta); Laceration (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: A framing of a doorway fell from a height onto his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal, adrenals, genito-urinary system and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Benjamin Ditton , 80, Grocer

Occupation or role: Grocer
Age: 80
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1877
Date of death: 21 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Atheroma. Gangrene
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission his toe nail made a small wound on the middle toe of the right foot. The toe became red and painful and soon black at the extremity. The back of the foot then became red and a little swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and arteries
Type of incident: n/a

Bethia Markelyne, 35, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1878
Date of death: 5 Feb 1879
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Emphysema. Weak heart (after a cutaneous burn)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted on account of extensive ulceration and deformity of the upper limbs and neck, consequent on a burn some six months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, brain and uterus
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Butcher, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1879
Date of death: 3 Jul 1879
Disease (transcribed): (Old ulcer of leg). Tubercular pericarditis. Tubercle of lung. Cardiac and renal disease
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Tuberculosis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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 strange in manner and could give only a very imperfect account of himself. Eight months before admission he had received a blow on the left leg. Swelling and ulceration followed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Lockwood, n/a, Slater

Occupation or role: Slater
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1891
Date of death: 21 Nov 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull, ribs, pelvis. Rupture of heart and liver
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull, ribs, pelvis); Rupture (Heart, liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Brought in dead. Not seen by the surgical registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, limbs, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charles Smith, 17, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1892
Date of death: 23 May 1892
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Thrombosis of lateral sinus
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Thrombosis (Transverse sinuses)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: For some months this man had pain and discharge from the right ear. He was admitted to the hospital during the last March complaining of headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, neck, lungs, bronchial glands, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, testes, spleen, kidneys and mesenteric glands
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Knaggs, 67, [No occupation]

  • Occupation or role: [No occupation]
    Age: 67
    Gender: Female
    Date of admission: 23 Jan 1877
    Date of death: 26 Jan 1877
    Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia; operation; peritonitis. Fatty and dilated heart
    Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
    Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
    Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
    Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
  • Owen, Herbert Isambard
    Medical notes: Four days before admission the patient noticed a pain in the left groin and found a swelling. The same day vomiting came on.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and abdomen. The post mortem was taken from Dr Owens notes
    Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Stansfield, 31, Florist

Occupation or role: Florist
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1879
Date of death: 28 Jun 1879
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia (operation). Gangrene. Faecal fistula. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Gangrene (Abdomen); Fistula (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Stirling, Edward Charles
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured on the right side for twelve years. Four days before admission the rupture came down suddenly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, uterus, peritoneum and hernia
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

Edwin Vardon, 58, Gentleman

Occupation or role: Gentleman
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1878
Date of death: 4 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Fractured thigh. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was knocked down by a cab and taken up insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and eyes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Fenillade, 42, [Wife of] Wireman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Wireman
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1901
Date of death: 1 Mar 1901
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Cerebral haemorrhage. Old perihepatitis and perisplenitis. Gall stones. Perimetritis and pelvic abscess.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Haemorrhage (Brain); Perihepatitis (Liver); Perisplenitis (Spleen); Gall stone (Gall bladder);Perimetritis (Uterus) ; Abscess (Pelvis)
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: For a little over a week she had had difficulty in talking which came on suddenly and she was unable to say a word.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, cranium, ovaries, tubes and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Smith, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 May 1895
Date of death: 24 Jun 1895
Disease (transcribed): Septic thrombosis of lateral sinus from ear disease. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Transverse sinuses); Thrombosis (Transverse sinuses); Disease (Ear); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ward, Arthur Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient had had a discharge from the right ear since childhood. Two days before admission the discharge ceased and she began to have pain over the side of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, uterus, ovaries and toe joint
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Kirk, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1889
Date of death: 19 Aug 1889
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic endarteritis of right middle cerebral artery. Softening. Gummata of brain
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Brain); Endarteritis (Arteries); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Sortain, Bertram V.
Medical notes: She had suffered at intervals from all the symptoms of syphilis. During the last year she had suffered almost continuously from sore on her tongue.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, heart, lungs, liver and spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Esther Minns, 75, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1883
Date of death: 9 Apr 1883
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of heart. Operation for strangulated femoral hernia
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Operation (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured many years and ten years ago the rupture came down and was not reduced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Netton, 35, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1878
Date of death: 28 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of rib. Syphilitic gummata of pericardium undergoing softening. Old tubercular nephritis
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Ribs); Granuloma (Heart); Syphilis (Systemic); Nephritis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Ten months ago first noticed swelling of left forearm which gradually increased and for a short time has been painful and red – About same time a swelling about size of small egg appeared over back part of eighth rib which has given no pain – Has lost flesh – Cough and expect. [expectoration] for 3 years'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Fountain Meek, 59, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1879
Date of death: 29 Dec 1879
Disease (transcribed): Burn. Congestion of lungs. (Fatty heart. Granular kidneys. Tubercle)
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Congestion (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with an extensive but superficial burn of the face, chest and upper extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, peritoneum, lungs, heart, aorta, liver, kidneys, spleen and duodenum
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frederick Brown, 52, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1898
Date of death: 29 Apr 1898
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of carotid. Cardiac failure
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries); Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: He had noticed the growth of a tumour in the left side of the neck for two years. He had much neuralgic pain over the left side of the face and scalp.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, testes and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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