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Thomas Hindley, 50, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1877
Date of death: 18 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Haemothorax. Luxation of spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Haemothorax (Thorax); Luxation (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: A Dray on which the patient was riding upset throwing his violently to the ground and one of the horses which had also fallen, then rolled on him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Thomas E Houseley, 58, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1877
Date of death: 16 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fibroplastic tumour of back, granular kidney, fatty heart, endarteritis.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Back); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Endarteritis (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been in the Hospital on four previous occasions, and had on each occasion had a tumour or portion of tumour removed from his back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen.
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Turner, 64, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1877
Date of death: 1 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Intestinal haemorrhage, fatty heart, emphysema. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Haemorrhage (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The night before admission the rupture on the right side came down and could not be reduced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, intestine and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

Henry West, 55, Stud Groom

Occupation or role: Stud Groom
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1877
Date of death: 20 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of Rectum. Colotomy. Peritonitis. Catarrhal pneumonia. Secondary cancerous deposits.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); 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: In August last, the patient first noticed difficulty in passing motions and pain. He had been losing flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, rectum, colon and urethra.
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Davis, 76, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1877
Date of death: 30 Jun 1877
Disease (transcribed): Inguinal hernia, operated. Emphysema. Fatty heart. Granular kidney. Cerebral softening.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Softening (Brain)
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 had a rupture on both sides for ten years, the one on the left side always partially reducible, that on the right side completely so. Four hours before admission, the rupture on the left side became suddenly longer and very painful. In three hours vomiting set in.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, hernia and brain
Type of incident: n/a

John Hagan, 40, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1877
Date of death: 31 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine, ribs and sternum. Haemothorax.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Sternum); Haemothorax (Thorax)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient fell from a scaffold about 16 feet high.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, heart, brain and injuries. The post mortem was from Mr Golding Collet's notes.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Harris, 19, Shopman

Occupation or role: Shopman
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1877
Date of death: 4 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia (operation). Perforation of the bowel. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had had a rupture on the right side since he was four years old which had previously always been reduced with ease until the day of admission when it became larger and painful. The right testicle had never descended into the scrotum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, peritoneum and right testicle. The post mortem was from Mr Golding Collet's notes.
Type of incident: n/a

George White, 19, Carriage examiner

Occupation or role: Carriage examiner
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1877
Date of death: 14 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Retroperitoneal rupture of Duodenum. Subsequent rupture of peritoneum. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Intestines); Rupture (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient's pelvis had been crushed between two railway buffers.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, abdomen and stomach.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George J Woodman, 21, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 July 1877
Date of death: 15 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Purulent Peritonitis (Hernia)
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Suppuration (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Five days before admission the patient exerted himself much in playing cricket. On the following day he felt some pain and stiffness across the lower part of the abdomen. Three days before admission he noticed that a rupture, which had troubled him for seven years, was down and much longer than usual.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum and intestine
Type of incident: n/a

James H Lee, 60, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1877
Date of death: 5 Aug 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia – operation
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
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 had an inguinal rupture on the left side for fourteen years and was vomiting blood for the previous three days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, liver, kidneys, spleen, hernia and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Beasley, 79, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 79
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1877
Date of death: 28 Aug 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Operation without opening the sac. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Six months ago she noticed a small lump in the left groin which disappeared when she laid down and gave her no pain until four days before admission when she also noticed the swelling was larger than normal and vomiting commenced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain and intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Freestone, 24, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Sep 1877
Date of death: 7 Oct 1877
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscess. Tubercular peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Four years before admission a swelling came on the outer side of the right hip which increased moderately rapidly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, spinal canal, spinal cord, spinal column and lumbar abscess
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Wright, 56, Ladies maid

Occupation or role: Ladies maid
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Oct 1877
Date of death: 24 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Perinephritic abscess. Purulent Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Perinephritis (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient seemed too ill to give any history of her illness. She was complaining to great abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, bronchi, pleurae, heart, liver, kidneys, spine, peritoneum, spleen, brain and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Blackman, 61, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1877
Date of death: 30 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia (operated). Omental cancer. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Cancer (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Five weeks before admission she noticed a lump in the right groin. There was some pain the the swelling was increasing in size. Vomiting came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Grey , 64, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1877
Date of death: 29 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hernia (operated) Pulmonary oedema. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
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 had a hernia as long as she could remember in the right groin of which she took no notice. Three days before admission the lower part of the abdomen became painful and she found the rupture larger than normal. Vomiting came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and intestine
Type of incident: n/a

John Trapwell, 5 weeks , [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 5 weeks
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1877
Date of death: 15 Dec 1877
Disease (transcribed): Congenital hernia. Enteritis. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The mother stated that she had noticed a swelling in the right side of the patient's scrotum three days before admission. Vomiting came on and returned at intervals.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and hernia
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

Thomas Leonard, 52, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1878
Date of death: 25 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Oedema and congestion of the lungs. Congestion of viscera
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Congestion (Abdomen);
Admitting doctor: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. A week ago was kicked by horse on right shin. Two days afterwards leg became swollen and red. Swelling and tenderness extended upwards of thigh. No rigor. Symptoms. Skin coal and moist – Pulse 92 weak. Tongue furred. Great pain in Rt [Right] leg and groin. Right leg much swolen, red, oedematous and very tender and over shin just above middle a vertical wound about 2 inches long'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Jesse Kemp, 79, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Gender: Male
Age: 79
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1878
Date of death: 28 Feb 1878
Disease (transcribed): Inguinal hernia – Operated
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Indeterminate);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Rupture on right side for 12 years – Has always worn a truss which usually kept rupture up. Twelve hours before admission had a violent attack of coughing which forced ruptured down. On attempting to do so Patient could not reduce it'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Messenger, 60, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 60
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1878
Date of death: 23 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Inguinal hernia (operated). Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Nephritis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Ruptured for 45 years. Always wore a truss. Hernia always reducible. Two days before admission, during an attack of coughing rupture came and she could not return it – Vomiting for 34 hours frequently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

William Taylor, 54, Whitesmith

Occupation or role: Whitesmith
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1878
Date of death: 1 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Inguinal hernia – operation. Gangrene of the intestine
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Gangrene (Intestines);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Ruptured for 20 years – Always worn a truss. Hernia always reducible – Two days ago was seized with 'Bilious Vomiting'. During the vomiting the rupture was forced down behind truss and seemed larger than it had ever been previously – On attempting to reduce it patient could not do so. Pain about umbilicus and hypogastrium soon set in – Vomited twice day before admission – Bowels open 24 hours before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, hernia
Type of incident: n/a

George Matson, 41, Platelayer

Occupation or role: Platelayer
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1878
Date of death: 17 Sep 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs, compound fracture of forearm; weak heart; clotting in the pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Arm); Disease (Heart); Pulmonary embolism (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted on Aug [August] 26th with Compd Fract [Compound Fracture] of radius and fractd [fractured] Ribs, the consequence of a Railway accident. He did remarkably well and nothing of notes occurred till Sep [September] 18th when at 7 p.m., as he was talking cheerfully to a fellow patient his breathing suddenly became very difficult – Face became blue and swollen – A few convulsive struggles and he became comatose. In five months he was dead'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas William Brown, 34, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1878
Date of death: 22 Sep 1878
Disease (transcribed): Abscess connected with the ilium. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Hip); Amyloidosis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Patient was in Hospital for first time in 1877, he was then transferred from the Physicians – He had what was thought to be Psoas abscess (Right side) without spinal disease. This was opened and he was discharged much improved though the wounds had not quite healed – The wounds never healed after his discharge and a month or six weeks before second admission June 19 1877 some painful swelling appeared in left Iliac region, and soon spread down to Scarpa's triangle and continued increasing up to time of admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, abscess
Type of incident: n/a

John Link, 23, Coachbuilder

Occupation or role: Coachbuilder
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1878
Date of death: 21 Nov 1878
Disease (transcribed): Urethral stricture (from injury); perineal section; perforation of the bladder; peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Perforation (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Seven months ago was knocked down by a blow on pubis by a railway carriage – Swelling and discolouration followed. For 4 days he passed blood in urine and there was great pain in micturition. Micturition painful, frequent and difficult ever since. Stream generally small – Urine thick since accident'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum, urethra
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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