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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

John McPherson, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1857
Date of death: 13 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Perforating ulcer of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man had been an out patient under Dr Ogle. He had complained of pain in the epigastrium and left hypochondriac region and the case had been treated as one of dyspepsia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Vine, 67, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1858
Date of death: 16 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the oesophagus, liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He appeared to have had no symptoms of his complaint until six months before admission when he first observed that his swallowing became difficulty and painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

Jane McDonall, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Feb 1859
Date of death: 10 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased liver
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: For a considerable number of years this woman had suffered occasionally from attacks of acute pains chiefly referred to the right loin.
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

Harriet R Allen, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1859
Date of death: 13 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
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 child was said to have had a sore throat for a fortnight before she was brought to the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Roberts, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1859
Date of death: 23 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
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 man came in complaining of pain beneath the ensiform cartilage of a dull character, always made worse by a full meal.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Pride, 33, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jan 1859
Date of death: 6 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fistula (Anal canal)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: It appeared that for the last twelve years he had been subject to bleeding at the nose. He also had a fistula which occasioned at times intolerable pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Francis Hays, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1859
Date of death: 26 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Seven or eight weeks previous to admission his bely began to swell and is breath became short.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Eliot, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1859
Date of death: 9 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Croup. Cirrhosed liver. Enlarged spleen
Disease (standardised): Croup (Larynx); Cirrhosis (Liver); Enlarged (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This child had scarlet fever a month before admission, and it was said that her abdomen had begun to swell a fortnight afterwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Matilda A Woodhatch, 8, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1859
Date of death: 13 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: It was said that this child had been ill three days previous to admission with sore throat and some external swelling of the neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Cripps, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1859
Date of death: 24 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This patient was a native of Foulness, a low flat island on the coast of Essex at the mouth of the Thames. Diphtheria had been extremely prevalent at this place.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Coram, 19, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1859
Date of death: 26 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: About Christmas she began to have looseness of the bowels, with pain, passing blood and slime.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Rumble, 25, Steward on board P and O Steamer

Occupation or role: Steward on board P and O Steamer
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 19 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the pleura, communicating with the lung, liver and kidney
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Pleura); Abscess (Lung); Abscess (Liver); Abscess (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: Ill health began gradually, commencing with what he called a slight attack of ague.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Mintern, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 May 1859
Date of death: 11 Jun 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This girl had good health until fourteen months previous to admission when she began to suffer from continual thirst.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William P Goward, 43, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1859
Date of death: 21 Jun 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver. Ascites. Hydrothorax
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Hydrothorax (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He said that he had been out of health for three or four months, suffering from weakness and cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Hackman, 40, Miller

Occupation or role: Miller
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1859
Date of death: 6 Jul 1859
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration and perforation of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Three months previous to admission he began to suffer from frequent attacks of diarrhoea, but he was able to keep on with his work until a fortnight ago when he became so weak that he had to discontinue.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William May, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1859
Date of death: 30 Jul 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, 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

Mary Purdon, 43, Domestic servant

Occupation or role: Domestic servant
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Sep 1859
Date of death: 1 Oct 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 patient had suffered from bad health for a long time. She had been seriously ill for a fortnight with sore throat and difficulty of swallowing, with incessant diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Thorne, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1859
Date of death: 6 Oct 1859
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Seven weeks before her admission ascites began to appear, and the urine became extremely scanty.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Peck, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Sep 1859
Date of death: 9 Oct 1859
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver)
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 this case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Baker, 46, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1859
Date of death: 14 Dec 1859
Disease (transcribed): Ovarian dropsy. Peritonitis. Sinus in umbilicus communicating with the peritoneal cavity. Malignant disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Sinus (Abdomen); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This woman had suffered from the complaint of which she died for five years. It commenced in the left iliac regions, as a small defined tumour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas King, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1859
Date of death: 23 Dec 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the large intestine
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He had been suffering from vomiting, constipation, heart burn and pain in the belly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Lewis, 50, Carrier

Occupation or role: Carrier
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1859
Date of death: 5 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strumous ulceration & perforation of the bowels. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Bowels); Perforation (Bowels); Disease (Kidneys)
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 man had been a carrier. He had been of sober habits. For the last eight or ten years he suffered from rheumatic gout. Last July, as he supposed in consequence of exposure to the sun, he became ill and depressed, his complaint being merely of weakness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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