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John Watson, n/a, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1891
Date of death: 12 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'There was no history as to the cause of the accident'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, lungs, heart, pericardium, liver, spleen, stomach, intestinal tract, kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Allum, 60, Fireman

Occupation or role: Fireman
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1905
Date of death: 27 May 1905
Disease (transcribed): Fractured base. Subdural and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Laceration of right tempero-sphenoidal lobe
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Brain); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The accident, in which the patient was thrown on to his head from a carriage, occurred on May 21st. He was stunned, but recovered enough to walk to a cab, in which he went home’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Eric Starling, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1917
Date of death: 5 Jul 1917
Disease (transcribed): Run over. Crush of pelvis, separation through sacro-iliac synchonchoses & symphysis pubis. Gangrene of buttocks
Disease (standardised): Injury (Pelvis); Gangrene (Buttocks)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Ellison, J.
Medical notes: 'Admitted July 2nd having been run over by a motor bus’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Accident

Harry Purdy, 6, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1897
Date of death: 25 Jun 1897
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull – Rupture of pons
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Brain) ()
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'Died in the Surgery or on the way. Was run over by a cart. Not seen by the Surgical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Richard Haines, 60, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1881
Date of death: 14 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Was knocked by a donkey engine on the side and fell into a barge on his head. No insensibility at time of accident. On admission quite sensible'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, head
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Bennett, 56, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1881
Date of death: 23 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Ununited fracture of the skull (Trephining)
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Trephining (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'A married man. No history of syphilis. Nearly 40 years ago was thrown from a runaway horse, hitting and cutting his head against the curbstone. He was taken to St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he remained quite insensible for 3 days. No operation was performed. There was no paralysis. He remained in the hospital for 18 months, with occasional pain in the head, otherwise feeling well. He resumed his work as a groom. 2 years afterwards he had a fit, becoming quite insensible'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Scalp, skull, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Smale, 60, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1896
Date of death: 25 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull: old, brown, extravasation of blood under duramater: becoming a membrane
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Extravasation (Meninges) ()
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Patient extremely deaf and so impossible to obtain any history from him, He was brought into hospital on Christmas morning about 4 o'clock having fallen while drunk down the cellar stairs of his home, he was quite unconscious, no bleeding either from ears or nose'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, joints
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Coster, 33, Stonemason

Occupation or role: Stonemason
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1891
Date of death: 6 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Came in late at night and died in the early morning. Not seen by surgical registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The head only was examined'
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Tapper, 44, Salesman

Occupation or role: Salesman
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1917
Date of death: 27 Jan 1917
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Extra- & subdural bleeding. Subarachnoid bleeding. Bruising & tearing of brain. Advanced pulmonary phthisis with pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Bleeding (Brain); Bruise (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Medical notes: 'Knocked down by a taxi-cab and brought up to the hospital. Was conscious enough to give his name, but later lost his senses’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, skull
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Accident

William Lewis, 20, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jul 1881
Date of death: 27 Jul 1881
Disease (transcribed): Fractured base of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Baxter, 47, Shoe maker

Occupation or role: Shoe maker
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1894
Date of death: 17 Aug 1894
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull (Parietal, squamous and petrous portion of the temporal bone on Rt [Right] side)
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Wilson, William H.
Post mortem examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Medical notes: 'Whilst riding a bicycle rather fast, he ran into a cab and was knocked off his machine insensible. The man was quite unconscious when admitted, there was a small scalp wound, he had slight haemorrhage from the nose. He was very sick shortly after admission. During the whole time the patient was alive he kept his head firmly retracted at the same time he was very restless'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alexander Albert, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1891
Date of death: 14 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of skull and brain
Disease (standardised): Wound (Skull, brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Died a few minutes after admission. Not seen by surgical registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident / suicide

James Pollard, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1894
Date of death: 25 Aug 1894
Disease (transcribed): Disseminated spinal sclerosis
Disease (standardised): Sclerosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Colvin-Smith, Robert Curzon Mollison
Medical notes: 'Was an I.P. in May of this year. Went to Wimbledon Jun 13th when he found his locomotion became more and more difficult, finally could not walk at all. Rather anaemic man complaining of loss of power in legs. App. [appetite] poor'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head, spine
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Stockley, 24, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1870
Date of death: 24 Jan 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fractured bone of skull.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The patient had been thrown from a horse in Hyde Park and was brought into the Hospital insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Walker, 64, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1918
Date of death: 11 Dec 1918
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated wound of back. Fracture of spine, pelvis & rib. Tubercle of liver & spleen
Disease (standardised): Wound (Back); Fracture (Spine, pelvis, rib); Tuberculosis (Liver, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: A cylinder in connection with a vulcanizing machine burst, and he was hit in the back by a piece of metal'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Walter Percival, 29, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1904
Date of death: 29 Sep 1905
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of anterior fossa of base of skull. Separation of dura from right temporal bone by middle meningeal haemorrhage. Operation. Fracture of right pubic ramus
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Brain); Operation (Brain); Fracture (Pubic bone)
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The train of symptoms presented by the patient was the classical one of middle meningeal haemorrhage. He had been knocked off his cab and struck on the right side of the head; this accident did not stun him, and he was able to give an account of his accident, which happened at 3.45pm’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Helena Bentley, 27, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1894
Date of death: 6 Nov 1894
Disease (transcribed): Subdiaphragmatic abscess - from perforation of Gastic ulcer
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'For five years this patient had suffered from pain in the epigastrium and between the shoulders after food - She occasionally vomited after food. No history of haematemesis - A fortnight ago she was attacked with severe pain in abdomen and back and this was followed by swelling of the belly. The pain came on suddenly and was so severe as to make her faint - On admission she was found to be an emaciated woman breathing somewhat quickly and complaining of pain and swelling in the stomach'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Steptoe, 29, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1881
Date of death: 16 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Laceration of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'This man was thrown from his horse, picked up insensible and brought to St George's'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Edward Marcoso, 56, Diamond merchant

Occupation or role: Diamond merchant
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1905
Date of death: 15 Dec 1905
Disease (transcribed): Fractured base. Pulmonary oedema
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Edema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'Accident occurred Dec 13th, a fall from a horse in Rotten Row. Patient brought in here unconscious’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Gustav Fiala, 32, Butcher

Occupation or role: Butcher
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1904
Date of death: 15 Feb 1905
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of skull producing extensive fractures of vertex. Purulent meningitis. Cerebral abscess. Hypostatic & aspiration pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Wound (Skull); Fracture (Skull); Meningitis (Brain); Abscess (Brain); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'Suicide was attempted by this patient on Dec 16th, the weapon used being a pistol applied to the right temporal region. When seen in the hospital, he was conscious, though drowsy, and merely complained of frontal headache. In the right temporal region there was a small puncture wound’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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