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Philadelphia Catt, 16, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1876
Date of death: 31 Dec 1876
Disease (transcribed): Diseased knee: amputation:thrombosis of veins
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee); Amputation (Knee); Thrombosis (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a history of having had a diseased knee for eleven years. Eleven weeks before admission she fell down and injured the knee. The case was taken from Mr Morgan's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus and intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Protheroe, 31, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Oct 1876
Date of death: 6 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease. Amyloid liver and kidney.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Amyloidosis (Liver, Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Four years before admission the patient noticed pain in left knee which swelled. A year after he felt pain in the corresponding hip which grew worse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach and hip
Type of incident: n/a

Harry Timbrell, 70, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1876
Date of death: 6 Aug 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease, excision. Tubercular meningitis with large ventricular effusion.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Excision (Hip); Tuberculosis, Meningitis (Brain); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with Disease of the Right Hip of six months standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

James Young, 54, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1877
Date of death: 22 Feb 1877
Disease (transcribed): Excision of ankle. Pyaemia.
Disease (standardised): Excision (Ankle); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been in St George's Hospital on a previous occasion with some inflammation about the right ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, skull, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Harold, 13, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1877
Date of death: 8 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip Disease. Cerebral congestion and meningeal thromboses. Chronic tubular nephritis. Amyloid spleen.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Congestion (Brain); Thrombosis (Meninges); Nephritis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from abscesses about the left hip since three years of age and since that time always walked lame. A fortnight before admission the patient slipped and fell down, having stepped on some orange peel which caused the abscesses to discharge profusely.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and cord
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Cooper, 41, Hairdresser

Occupation or role: Hairdresser
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1877
Date of death: 29 Jun 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease, with excessive formation of new bone. Pneumonia.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Twelve months ago the patient had a small wound on the left foot beneath the little toe, which healed after about three weeks. The foot however swelled at times, but did not prevent him from getting about till nine months ago when the whole limb swelled, but did not become painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, hip, abscess and bones of pelvis
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Westlake, 38, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1877
Date of death: 30 Jun 1877
Disease (transcribed): Injury to ankle. Delirium Tremens. Cerebral and pulmonary congestion. Granular kidney. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Injury (Ankle); Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (Brain); Congestion (Brain); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On the day before admission the patient was kicked by another man on the right ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

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

Minnie Cole, 13, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 13
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1877
Date of death: 6 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The child left the Small Pox Hospital about a month before her admission into St George's. During her convalescence from Small Pox an abscess formed over the left temporal region which was opened. She had been experiencing great pain about the right hip, and later swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, abdominal viscera, brain, pelvis and hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

James Miller, 39, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1877
Date of death: 9 Feb 1878
Disease (transcribed): Disease of knee joint. Congestion of brain and lungs. Syphilitic disease of viscera
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg); Disease (Brain); Disease (Lung); Syphilis (Systemic);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. This case was originally under Dr Dickinson's care but was transferred to Mr Holmes. For 7 years had suffered at times from acute pain about knees – Five years ago both knees became swollen and very painful. Pain worse at night. Swelling subsided in 5 or 6 months but knees remained contracted. Chancre 15 years ago'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain, knee joint
Type of incident: n/a

John James, 41, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1877
Date of death: 30 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the knee joint. Extensive bedsores etc
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee); Pressure ulcer (Skin);
Admitting doctor: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Fell between Railway carriages and Platform. Symptoms. Much Collapsed – No evidence of Skull injury. Right Femur dislocated at Hip onto Dorsum Ilii. Whole of right buttock occupied by a very large Haematoma which which extended over hip and down thigh'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Knee joint, hip
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Peters, 22, Gas stoker

  • Occupation or role: Gas stoker
    Gender: Male
    Age: 22
    Date of admission: 16 Jan 1878
    Date of death: 6 Apr 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Amputation at hip joint (for cancer of femur). Pulmonary congestion
    Disease (standardised): Amputation (Hip); Cancer (Leg); Congestion (Lung);
    Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
    Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Dent, Clinton Thomas
    Medical notes: 'History. Five months ago fell and injured right thigh. A little pain followed but soon subsided. Since then he has suffered from acute pain in right thigh, greatly aggravated by exercise and worse at night. Has always been healthy – Family healthy. No syphilis'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
    Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Julia Connaty, 50, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1878
Date of death: 30 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Rt. [Right] femoral hernia, operated
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh);
Admitting doctor: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was under the care of Physician on account of severe Bronchitis – Nothing was known of the rupture, by herself or anyone else till one morning during an attack of coughing it came down and was strangulated. Vomiting soon set in. Twelve hours later Mr Haward operated'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Patching, 58, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 58
Date of admission: 4 May 1878
Date of death: 26 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Extensive sloughing of the knee joint and surrounding tissue. Pyaemic abscess in the lung
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Leg); Sepsis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient who was transferred only 4 days before death was in a Medical Ward and was not seen by Surgical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain
Type of incident: n/a

John Whitehead, 46, Tobacconist

Occupation or role: Tobacconist
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1878
Date of death: 4 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the thigh. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Three months before admission was seized with acute pain in left knee – In 3 wks [weeks] knee began to swell – Since that frequent starting pains and on any movement great agony. No injury – Always a weakly subject'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, veins
Type of incident: n/a

John Quince, 67, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 67
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1878
Date of death: 11 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Diseased ankle joint. Scrofulous disease of kidney and tubercle of the lung
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Four months ago without apparent cause parts about right ankle became swollen, red and painful – Soon a small sore formed on inner side and has shown no disposition to heal – No syphilis – For years subject to cough and expectoration – No haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Mathews, 60, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1878
Date of death: 25 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of thigh. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Stated to have fallen from a scaffold 50 or 60 feet high. Symptoms Oct [October] 22. Great collapse – Pulse quick and weak – Respiration catchy – Hacking cough – Intense sharp pain in right chest'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, left femur
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Scarsbrook, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1880
Date of death: 23 Jul 1880
Disease (transcribed): Compound fractured leg
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
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: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

James Doughty, 70, Book seller

Occupation or role: Book seller
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1880
Date of death: 13 Sep 1880
Disease (transcribed): Impacted fracture of neck of left femur. Aneurism and atheroma of aorta
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Aneurysm (Aorta); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: When stepping from the pavement on to the road he twisted his foot against the kerb and fell, striking his left hip with some violence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and hip
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Cotley, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: May 1881
Date of death: May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Periostitis of tibia. Disorganisation of knee joint
Disease (standardised): Periostitis (Leg); Disease (Knee joint)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined'

Type of incident: n/a

John Graves, 45, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1882
Date of death: 7 May 1882
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of thigh
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Perrin, 22, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Oct 1887
Date of death: 16 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Left hip joint disease. Amputation at the joint. General tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip joint); Amputation; Tuberculosis
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry and Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Left hip, thorax, lungs, heart, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder

Type of incident: n/a

William Carpenter, 44, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jan 1888
Date of death: 29 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes. Compound fracture of leg. Amputation of thigh. Simple fracture of right fibula. Acetonoemia
Disease (standardised): Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas); Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Thigh); Ketosis
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

John Ewins, 53, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1888
Date of death: 23 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of left thigh. Pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'No history could be got of this man except that he had been ill since Xmas 1887 with gangrene of his foot. This is said to have commenced as a frost bite’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Left thigh, thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Townsden, 44, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Dec 1888
Date of death: 5 Jan 1889
Disease (transcribed): Periostitis and ostitis of tibia with extreme hemialgia following syphilia
Disease (standardised): Periostitis (Leg); Osteitis (Leg); Neuralgia (Nervous system); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The patient contracted syphilis sixteen years back and for the oast two years his left leg had been swollen and the seat of constant pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Leg, skull cap, brain, spinal cord, spine, thorax, abdomen, spleen, liver, kidneys, testes, small intestines and eyes
Type of incident: n/a

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