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Philadelphia Catt, 16, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1876
Date of death: 31 Dec 1876
Disease (transcribed): Diseased knee: amputation:thrombosis of veins
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee); Amputation (Knee); Thrombosis (Veins)
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 was admitted with a history of having had a diseased knee for eleven years. Eleven weeks before admission she fell down and injured the knee. The case was taken from Mr Morgan's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus and intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Jasper Taylor, 65, Traveller

Occupation or role: Traveller
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1876
Date of death: 8 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fatty Heart. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was in the Hospital in September last under Mr Pollock and had a tumour removed from the neck. Since that time he had suffered from pain in the back of the tongue and swallowing causing much discomfort. Two days before admission he found blood coming from the tongue.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Church , 46, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1877
Date of death: 5 Feb 1877
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic pemphigus. Endocarditis. Pleurisy.
Disease (standardised): Pemphigus (Skin); Syphilis (Systemic); Endocarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been in the hospital on a previous occasion, suffering from an impetiginous eruption of a distinctly syphilitic origin. On readmission the whole body was covered with a pustular eruption.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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

Edward Harold, 13, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1877
Date of death: 8 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Hip Disease. Cerebral congestion and meningeal thromboses. Chronic tubular nephritis. Amyloid spleen.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Congestion (Brain); Thrombosis (Meninges); Nephritis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Spleen)
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 suffered from abscesses about the left hip since three years of age and since that time always walked lame. A fortnight before admission the patient slipped and fell down, having stepped on some orange peel which caused the abscesses to discharge profusely.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and cord
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Henry Westlake, 38, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1877
Date of death: 30 Jun 1877
Disease (transcribed): Injury to ankle. Delirium Tremens. Cerebral and pulmonary congestion. Granular kidney. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Injury (Ankle); Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (Brain); Congestion (Brain); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On the day before admission the patient was kicked by another man on the right ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: Homicide/murder

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

Maria Bricknall, 33, Barmaid

Occupation or role: Barmaid
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1877
Date of death: 25 Dec 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Granular kidney. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Lowbrum, G H
Medical notes: This woman had been run over by a fire engine. She was slightly inebriated, her face bruised and her lower jaw fractured through the middle line.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea and larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach and encephalon
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Woolcott, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 47
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1877
Date of death: 21 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the arch of aorta. Ligature of Int. [Internal] Cephalic division of Int. [Internal] Jugular vein, and of the internal carotid. Unilateral oedema of brain
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Ligation (Brain); Oedema (Brain);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. A year ago began to suffer from palpitations and occasional shortness of breath after any great exertion – Soon afterwards noticed a throbbing lump in front of neck a little of left of middle line just above sternum – Swelling now since slowly increased. Dyspnoea has increased – For 5 months voice has been 'cracked' and she has had much vertigo. For ten months continued cough – Never had Rheumatism – No syphilis – Never exerted herself very violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, uterus, brain, aneurysm, ligature
Type of incident: n/a

William Chapman, 58, Scavenger

Occupation or role: Scavenger
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1878
Date of death: 22 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral apoplexy. Cirrhosis of liver. Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Nephritis (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. This Patient a feeble ill nourished old man was admitted with ulcer of Legs and Bronchitis throughout both lungs – He did fairly well till Jan [January] 21 – On that had an unusually violent attack of laughing and in a few minutes became quite insensible (This happened at 1am). 10am. Patient totally unconscious and apparently completely paralysed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestinal, brain
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Stevens, 33, Police inspector

Occupation or role: Police inspector
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1878
Date of death: 3 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease; vegetation; plugging of several arteries. Gangrene
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Gangrene (Arteries);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Four months ago, on waking in the morning, found right arm numb from shoulder downwards – Soon arm became painful and swollen especially about axilla where there was tenderness – All power was lost – Under treatment slowly recovered use of arm which however has never been so strong as previously – About same time a severe attack of palpitation of heart – This has recurred and has been increasing in frequency – Pulse in right wrist has never appeared since arm was bad – A month ago whilst raising his left arm rather high he felt sudden slight numbness in the limb similar to that which he felt in other arm but much less severe – In a few days this passed off without having given much trouble'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, arteries
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

John Carter, 65, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Gender: Male
Age: 65
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1878
Date of death: 2 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Lithotomy. Granular kidneys. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Operation (Urogenital system); Nephritis (Kidney); Disease (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Patient was cut for stone by Mr Holmes in 1875. Eight stones were removed and he was ultimately discharged apparently well – For 2 years remained well – A year ago began to notice heat and sharp pain before passing urine and frequent micturition soon followed – For a month there has been acute pain about pubis and loins much increased by movement. Frequent sudden stoppage of stream with much straining – Loss of flesh'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, ureters, lithotomy wound, prostate
Type of incident: n/a

William Pettit, 73, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Gender: Male
Age: 73
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1878
Date of death: 15 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fatty heart. Bronchpneumonia
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Disease (Heart); Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Fell from a height of 10 feet – Alighted on head – Taken up insensible. Symptoms Dec [December] 11. Very feeble old man. Quite sensible – Pulse very weak – Cold and tremulous. On right side of scalp extending back from margin of hairy scalp a huge wound about 7 inches long: exposing about 4 inches of bone – No fracture – No bleeding'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain, skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Doughty, 70, Book seller

Occupation or role: Book seller
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1880
Date of death: 13 Sep 1880
Disease (transcribed): Impacted fracture of neck of left femur. Aneurism and atheroma of aorta
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Aneurysm (Aorta); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: When stepping from the pavement on to the road he twisted his foot against the kerb and fell, striking his left hip with some violence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and hip
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Esther Minns, 75, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1883
Date of death: 9 Apr 1883
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of heart. Operation for strangulated femoral hernia
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Operation (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured many years and ten years ago the rupture came down and was not reduced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

John Ewins, 53, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1888
Date of death: 23 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of left thigh. Pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'No history could be got of this man except that he had been ill since Xmas 1887 with gangrene of his foot. This is said to have commenced as a frost bite’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Left thigh, thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Mary Chapman, 32, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1888
Date of death: 8 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Chronic peritonitis. Pyelitis. Cystitis. Pleurisy and pericarditis. Hypostatic pneumonia of left lung
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyelitis (Kidneys); Cystitis (Bladder); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Le Cronier, Maxwell
Medical notes: 'Last child born in March 1884. In July 1886 she caught cold & catamenia [menstruation] which had been excessive suddenly ceased. A swelling formed & she became IP [in-patient] at the Samaritan Hospital. An incision was there made per vaginam into the swelling & a pint of pus was let out. A tube was kept in 10 days. This was repeated on 2 occasions. In the following May the abscess burst into the bladder & has continued on & off to discharge so’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, lungs, larynx, trachea, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Oscar Naylor, 29, Confectioner

Occupation or role: Confectioner
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1889
Date of death: 16 Feb 1889
Disease (transcribed): Fracture through the middle fossa of the skull. Compression of brain by large clot from the left middle meningeal artery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Compression (Brain); Thrombosis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: Not seen by Registrar
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, thorax and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Emma Kirk, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1889
Date of death: 19 Aug 1889
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic endarteritis of right middle cerebral artery. Softening. Gummata of brain
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Brain); Endarteritis (Arteries); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Sortain, Bertram V.
Medical notes: She had suffered at intervals from all the symptoms of syphilis. During the last year she had suffered almost continuously from sore on her tongue.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, heart, lungs, liver and spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bryan, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1889
Date of death: 27 Nov 1889
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of bladder. Obstruction to ureters. Hydronephrosis (Endocarditis ulcerative)
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Bladder); Obstruction (Ureter); Hydronephrosis (Kidney); Endocarditis (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The day before admission he noticed his urine was very dark and full of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, urinary trach and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

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