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Henry Higgs, 48, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1875
Date of death: 8 Jan 1875
Disease (transcribed): Cellulitis of leg. Abscess of knee joint
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Leg); Abscess (Knee)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Thrupp, James Godfrey
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: On admission he was suffering from diffuse cellular inflammation involving the foot, leg and lower part of the left thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Alexander, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jan 1875
Date of death: 28 Jan 1875
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Atheroma. Gangrene (amputation)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Gangrene (Foot); Amputation (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Thrupp, James Godfrey
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient stated that a week or ten days before she woke up in the morning and found that she had been sleeping with the bed clothes of her left foot which was feeling quite numbed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

James Holloway, 64, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1875
Date of death: 25 Jan 1875
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of tibia and fibula
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here. See compound fracture table.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Rudland, 74, Pensioned nurse

Occupation or role: Pensioned nurse
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1874
Date of death: 12 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of neck of femur. Bed sore
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Pressure ulcer (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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

Elizabeth Vallecard, 40, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1874
Date of death: 7 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Crushed legs
Disease (standardised): Crushed (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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 Greenaway, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1874
Date of death: 8 Feb 1874
Disease (transcribed): Fractured leg. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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?

Mary Jones, 39, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1874
Date of death: 16 Nov 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of knee-joint. Cirrhosis of liver. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Wound (Knee); Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman had been in the Hospital a few days before with a fracture of the left patella. She stated that she fell down and cut her left knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Hart, 48, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1873
Date of death: 20 Jan 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of leg. Congestion of lungs
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man stated that he had bruised his right leg falling from a loft three weeks ago.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Bethel, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1874
Date of death: 16 Oct 1874
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg and fractured base [of skull]
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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

Joseph Gibbs, 74, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1873
Date of death: 13 Jan 1874
Disease (transcribed): Injury to hip. Granular kidneys. Hydrothorax
Disease (standardised): Injury (Hip); Disease (Kidney); Hydrothorax (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man had had a fit and fell off the curb stone on to his right hip.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and femur
Type of incident: n/a

John Purton, 62, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1873
Date of death: 28 Feb 1873
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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

Charles Noble, 39, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Sep 1873
Date of death: 21 Sep 1873
Disease (transcribed): Fractured thigh
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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 Russell, 64, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1873
Date of death: 27 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of thigh. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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

Anne Billett, 56, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 May 1873
Date of death: 1 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of foot. Amputation
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Foot); Amputation (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
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

Edmund Gardner, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1872
Date of death: 28 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): (Ankylosis of knee). Amputation of leg. Calcareous atheroma. Secondary haemorrhage. Exhaustion. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ankylosis (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Haemorrhage (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man came in with disease of the right knee joint of a few years duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Fowler, 35, Goods guard

  • Occupation or role: Goods guard
    Age: 35
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 9 Mar 1872
    Date of death: 9 Mar 1872
    Disease (transcribed): Railway accident. Amputation at thigh. Exhaustion
    Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
    Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
  • Rouse, James
    Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
    Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
    Medical notes: This man had the left leg completely crushed by the passage of an engine over it.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys
    Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Jane Boddy, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1872
Date of death: 8 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of foot. Amputation at thigh. Atheroma. Thrombosis of femoral and common iliac veins. Bedsores
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Amputation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Thrombosis (Veins); Pressure ulcer (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient a month before admission was suddenly attacked with great pain in the right loin, followed by coldness and pain down the leg and slight swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Files, 61, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1871
Date of death: 1 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Bedsores. Abscess in muscles of thigh. Tubercles. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Pressure ulcer (Skin); Abscess (Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: Nine months before admission this patient began to lose power over the lower limbs and bladder, and she gave an incoherent account of herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, muscles, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Stevens, 17, Railway porter

Occupation or role: Railway porter
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1871
Date of death: 24 Feb 1872
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of both legs and skull. (Railway accident). Amputation in both thighs. Secondary haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Skull); Amputation (Leg); Haemorrhage (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein recorded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Martha Foster, 60, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1872
Date of death: 18 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of ileum. Abscess of thigh. Peritonitis (pyaemia?). Peritoneal carcinoma (encephaloid). Cancer of liver
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Abscess (Leg); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Sepsis (Systemic); Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: When admitted this patient had noticed a swelling of the left thigh. No injury was known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Maceabe, 49, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1872
Date of death: 30 Sep 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries and necrosis of 1st phalanx of toe. Pyaemia. (Pleurisy and disorganization of upper lobe of left lung. Nephritis)
Disease (standardised): Caries (Toe); Necrosis (Toe); Sepsis (Systemic); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disorganisation (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For four years this patient had had ulceration of the right foot, and three years ago the second and third toes were amputated in the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Clark, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1872
Date of death: 8 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the leg. Extensive suppuration. Exhaustion. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Suppuration (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was thrown out of a cart, and fell with the left leg bent under him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Ives, 49, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jun 1872
Date of death: 16 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Periostitis of tibia. Bedsores. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Periostitis (Leg); Pressure ulcer (Skin); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Faber, 25, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1872
Date of death: 14 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Pelvic cellulitis. Abscess. Obstruction to circulation of right leg
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Skin); Abscess (Pelvis); Obstruction to circulation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: She was confined three months before admission, and about a month after delivery began to have pain and swelling in the right iliac region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

George J Jones, 14, Errand boy

Occupation or role: Errand boy
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1872
Date of death: 29 May 1872
Disease (transcribed): Diseased hip. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This boy was admitted first into the medical wards, having been sent up as a case of rheumatism.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

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