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Alexander Philpott, 49, Horsekeeper

Occupation or role: Horsekeeper
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1894
Date of death: 12 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Subastragaloid dislocation. D. [Delirium] tremens
Disease (standardised): Joint dislocation (Foot); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient slipped and twisted his foot under him. Had good health as a rule. On admission - H.S. [House surgeon] reports - was drunk. There was a dislocation of the foot on the left side. He was tremulous and incontinent'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, testicles
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alice Allen alias Watson, 23, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1879
Date of death: 12 Aug 1879
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of thigh. Fracture of ulna and other injuries. Pyaemic deposits in brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Arm); Sepsis (Brain)
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 stated to have fallen from a third floor window. In her fall she first alighted on the iron railing and then fell into the area.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thigh, lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, brain and uterus
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Amelia Messenger, 9, [Child of] Horse keeper

Occupation or role: [Child of] Horse keeper
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1903
Date of death: 1 Nov 1903
Disease (transcribed): Wound of right thigh leading into pelvis. Perforation of both walls of bladder. Puncture of peritoneum. Peritonitis. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Wound (Pelvis); Perforation (Bladder); Puncture (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The child fell out of bed injuring the right thigh and abdomen. About three hours later there was acute abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bladder, genital organs, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Sams, 67, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1900
Date of death: 23 Oct 1900
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the base of skull, ribs, left tibia and right external condyle. Meningeal haemorrhage and in ventricles. Other extensive haemorrhage.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Tibia); Haemorrhage (Brain); Haemorrhage (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: Not seen by Surgical Registrar.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain, thorax, lungs, trachea and bronchi, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and genito-urinary tract
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Soloman, 78, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 78
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Nov 1894
Date of death: 25 Nov 1894
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the neck of the femur (Extracapsular)
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient fell down stairs: in falling she caught the bannisters, swung round and fell on to the R. [Right] hip. On admission an extracapsular fracture of neck of femur was diagnosed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anne-Maria Haines, 54, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Aug 1879
Date of death: 29 Aug 1879
Disease (transcribed): Phlegmonous erysipelas of leg, leading to gangrene. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Gangrene (Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 died before she had been seen by the registrar. No notes were therefore taken of her case.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Phillips, 57, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1902
Date of death: 2 Jul 1902
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull and leg
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Bennet, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See Surgical Notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Augustus Wright, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1898
Date of death: 12 Jul 1898
Disease (transcribed): Fractures (comminuted) of femora
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: The patient slipped whilst walking on the curb and fell into the road. A cart passing at the time ran over him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, bronchial glands, laryngeal cartilages, heart, aorta, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, stomach, intestines and kidneys
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

Charles Brooks, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1894
Date of death: 19 Jul 1894
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of thigh. Hectic fever. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Leg); Fever (Systemic); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: '[Died] at Wimbledon […] See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination made post mortem'
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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 Fordham, 67, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1889
Date of death: 9 Dec 1889
Disease (transcribed): Intracapsular fracture of the neck of femur
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: He was thrown off his cab and fell onto the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Leg and hip joint
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

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

Donald Meredith, 27, Motor driver

Occupation or role: Motor driver
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Nov 1903
Date of death: 16 Nov 1903
Disease (transcribed): Burns. Fractures of left ribs and left femur. Ruptures of left lung, spleen and liver
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Leg); Rupture (Lung); Rupture (Spleen); Rupture (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 man was driving a motor card on the first floor of a garage. The car collided with a pillar, and then fell through a large trapdoor, the man falling under it.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, trachea, pericardium, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and genito-urinary tract
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

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

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

Eliza Wright, 71, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 71
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1894
Date of death: 28 Oct 1894
Disease (transcribed): Pericolitis sinistra. Bronchitis. S. [Strangulated] Fem [Femoral]: Hernia. Herniotomy
Disease (standardised): Pericolitis sinistra (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Hernia (Thigh); Herniotomy (Thigh)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient had had a femoral hernia for many years. A month before admission she had diarrhoea. All last week abdominal pains. The hernia increased in size and became very painful. She was a little sick. The bowels acted yesterday'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Long, 81, Caretaker

Occupation or role: Caretaker
Age: 81
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1901
Date of death: 14 Mar 1901
Disease (transcribed): Extracapsular fracture of the right hip. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Hip); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Keyser, Charles Ralph
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: The patient slipped down whilst crossing a street and fell on the right hip. She also suffered from cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, adrenals and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Smith, 49, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1902
Date of death: 1 Aug 1902
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of kidney, uterus and buttock and about fundus of stomach. Primary seat doubtful
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Kidney); Cancer (Uterus); Cancer (Buttocks); Cancer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Bennet, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Keyser, Charles Ralph
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: For three months the patient had noticed a swelling in the buttock, originally the size of a walnut.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, alimentary canal, pelvic organs, bladder and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Simmonds, 27, [Wife of] Grocer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Grocer
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1901
Date of death: 27 Mar 1901
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs, ilium and lower jaw. Rupture of mesentery and and its vessels. Intraperitoneal haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Hip); Fracture (Jaw); Rupture (Mesentery); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: Not seen by Surgical Registrar
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, urinary tract, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Esther Haas, 53, Teacher

Occupation or role: Teacher
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1902
Date of death: 18 Apr 1903
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. Pericarditis. Amputation of right leg. Psoas abscess
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart); Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Psoas muscle)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of palpitations and pain in the back and side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Florence Crump, 1 year 3 months , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 year 3 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1898
Date of death: 23 Dec 1898
Disease (transcribed): Extensive scald of abdomen and thighs
Disease (standardised): Scald (Abdomen); Scald (Leg)
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
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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