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Dickinson, William Howship Cardiovascular diseases With digital objects English
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Fanny Wood, 50, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1893
Date of death: 1 Jan 1894
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Dilated & fatty heart. Angina pectoris causing death. (? Influenza just previous to admission)
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Angina pectoris (Chest); Influenza (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'There was a history of, 4 years ago, an attack of inflammation and pleurisy on the left side. Health usually good. A bad headache a fortnight before admission. In bed for 3 days, giddy and weak, then able to go out (?an attack of influenza)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ureters, bladder, uterus, ovaries
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Thurlow, 28, Meat porter

Occupation or role: Meat porter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1891
Date of death: 26 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Abdominal aneurysm, opening into duodenum
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Hale, Geoffrey Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a meat-porter, an occupation which he had followed for 6 years, and in the pursuit of which he was in the habit of carrying loads of 3-4 cwt [hundredweight]. Since the age of adolescence he had suffered from many attacks of rheumatism, some 15 or 16 in all. In 1883 he contracted a chancre which was followed by a rash on the body, but he underwent no medicinal treatment'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Brown, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 10 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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

James Harmsworth, 36, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1864
Date of death: 11 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was a butler, whose health had been generally good till six weeks before admission, when he caught cold, as he supposed, from exposure to wet’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Green, 40, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1864
Date of death: 13 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This woman had been a patient of Dr Page’s [William Page] in March 1863 for dropsy and diseased heart, she had left the hospital on the 10th of that month relieved. Oedema reappeared the end of last year and she now again sought relief in much the same condition as at first’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harry Curd, 15 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1891
Date of death: 1 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The brother of this child died recently of diphtheria in this hospital. The child itself was said to have had measles when 12 months old, and to have recovered well. About 2 months before admission it began to suffer from cough, and became rapidly worse in the last week'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Young, 34, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Vegetations on the mitral valve, with vegetations also on the aortic valves, one of which has ulcerated
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had acute rheumatism when about 14 years of age. She was laid up (in bed) for about 9 weeks. Six months before admission she had oedema of the legs. About nine weeks before she came in she had vomiting and on the following day sharp pain in her left side, and some cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, brain, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Shields, 37, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Old mitral disease. Pulmonary emphysema & bronchitis. Recent acute nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When 13 years of age the patient had scarlatina. She occasionally had rheumatic pains in her shoulders. For some time, she could not say how long, she had been disturbed about twice during the night to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Skinner, 60, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1864
Date of death: 19 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient had been laid up for two months with a ‘cold’ by which he meant general muscular weakness, dyspnoea and a lightness across the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ryder, 39, Army pensioner

Occupation or role: Army pensioner
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1887
Date of death: 15 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis and sequelae
Disease (standardised): Stenosis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had served 11 years in Royal Horse Artillery, part of the time in India, but beyond slight muscular rheumatism had had good health'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

John Baggott, 48, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A waterman. He first became a patient on the 1st of Feb /60, when it appeared that for two months he had suffered from shortness of breath with cough and expectoration, never of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Spratley, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A carpenter. 24 years ago he suffered from a complaint which was presumed to be pericarditis, per which he was an out-patient at the hospital. He had pain in the left side of the chest and the pericardium bore marks of cupping’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Powell, 35, Pensioner (former soldier)

Occupation or role: Pensioner (former soldier)
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1864
Date of death: 28 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Sudden death (angina pectoris?)
Disease (standardised): Angina pectoris (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was brought to the hospital dead from Hyde Park in the evening, and accompanied by a woman with whom he had been sitting. He was a discharged soldier, who had been invalided in consequence of heart disease’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Moraut, 46, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1881
Date of death: 15 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Aortic aneurism
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He felt in very good health until Christmas 1880 when he began to have a succession of colds with much cough, copious watery sputa & distressing shortness of breath. He had had syphilis in 1856 with secondaries; he had never been a hard drinker. In constant active service as coachman'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pleurae, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, kidneys, spleen, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Marian Moulder, 33, Lady's maid

Occupation or role: Lady's maid
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1887
Date of death: 26 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard and Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The patient, a lady's maid, was of a tubercular family & had always been liable to colds'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

William Emery, 49, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1860
Date of death: 29 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A plasterer. He had been pretty well, and at work, all day. In the evening he went to a public house and drank, as was stated, only two glasses of ale. Walking home he staggered and could not have got along, had not his friends supported him. He complained, at the same time, that he could not see. He was at once brought to the hospital and was then perfectly coherent and sensible, but appeared to have no power in his legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Richardson, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1877
Date of death: 12 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the heart with dilatation. Emphysema. Bronchitis. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a condition which precluded examination. He died next morning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach.
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Martin, 69, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1881
Date of death: 23 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Disease of heart valves (senile changes)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart); Senility
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson and Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of disease in early life: in middle life he had several attacks of rheumatism, felt chiefly in hands & feet and leading to swelling and slight distortion of the joints. He has lived as a stableman in London all his life and has drunk both beer and rum freely. In 1869 he was an in-patient with albuminuria and incompetence of the mitral valves: much cough & free expectoration'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Zouche, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 30 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hypertrophy of cranium. Meningeal apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Brain); Stroke (Brain)
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 patient came into the house with cough, expectoration and other symptoms of phthisis which she had had for 4 months. She took cascarilla with ipecacuan, and wine, and her case did not attract much attention until the 25th when she suddenly lost her power of distinct speech. She looked intelligent and appeared to understand all that was said to her’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, neck

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Wiber, 63, Omnibus driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus driver
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1891
Date of death: 10 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Chronic interstitial nephritis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man had been an omnibus-driver for the greater part of his life, but for the last year he had been unable to drive on account of general failure of his mental & physical powers. He therefore became a time-keeper for other omnibus-drivers. He appeared by his own statement to have drunk freely and steadily. He had been more than usually ailing for 3 weeks or more when on April 4th about midday he was seized with shivering. Some time later he had stitch on the left side of the chest'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Cook, 54, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1864
Date of death: 7 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was brought to the hospital perfectly unconscious and died the following day. He had been seized with a fit the same morning, while at his occupation and in his usual health’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Horn, 61, Lead-roller

Occupation or role: Lead-roller
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1887
Date of death: 2 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Suppurative portal phlebitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Phlebitis (Blood vessels); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The patient was a lead roller who had had good health with the exception of 3 attacks of colic, the last 1 year before admission'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Tourner, 38, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1864
Date of death: 16 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted suffering severe dyspnoea, the act of breathing being acutely painful to her. She was a dark, spare person of melancholy aspect, a needlewoman. She attributed her illness to having slept with her window open two weeks before’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Cran, 47, Gas fitter

Occupation or role: Gas fitter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1891
Date of death: 18 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Chronic interstitial nephritis. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a gas-fitter, to which occupation he was apprenticed at the age of 14; and since that time he had worked much with red and white lead. At the age of 20 he contracted syphilis and had secondary eruptions on the skin. When he was about 30 he began to be troubled with pains in the joints, but he was never laid up on this account except for a month in the spring of 1882 when he was an in-patient of this hospital. At that time he had effusion into several joints, probably gouty for it subsided under colchicum'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Janet Ewing, 53, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1863
Date of death: 9 Jan 1864
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient was first admitted under Dr Fuller [Henry William Fuller] on the 7th October 1863. She then stated that three months before an attack of diarrhoea had occurred which ceased suddenly and was followed by oedema of the legs. This was the first occurrence of dropsy’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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