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Aaron Bundock, 65, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1903
Date of death: 25 Mar 1903
Disease (transcribed): Columnar celled carcinomatous stricture of the rectum and ulceration of the colon. Dilatation of the whole aorta. Saccular aneurysm on transverse arch. Hypostatic pneumonia. Aortic disease. Urethral stricture. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Dilatation (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Aorta);Constriction (Urethra) ; Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient was in hospital the previous year, suffering from aortic aneurysm. He was admitted into the surgical wards with urethral stricture and cystitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Peritoneum, alimentary canal, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract, pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart and aorta
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

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

Amelia Milford, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1890
Date of death: 14 Feb 1890
Disease (transcribed): Phagadoenic ulceration of vulvae. Septicaemia. Thrombosis of veins in leg
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Vulva); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Veins)
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: Some seven years back, whilst in Spain, she suffered from at attack of syphilis and since then had been in good health. Seven days before admission she noticed a swelling between the buttocks which was extremely painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, abdomen, ureters, kidneys and veins
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Hunter, 50, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1879
Date of death: 21 Feb 1879
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Weak heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted on account of an ulcer on her leg. She was a thin subject, who stated she was in good health but somewhat weak from want of sleep due to pain of the leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Bethia Markelyne, 35, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1878
Date of death: 5 Feb 1879
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Emphysema. Weak heart (after a cutaneous burn)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted on account of extensive ulceration and deformity of the upper limbs and neck, consequent on a burn some six months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, brain and uterus
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Butcher, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1879
Date of death: 3 Jul 1879
Disease (transcribed): (Old ulcer of leg). Tubercular pericarditis. Tubercle of lung. Cardiac and renal disease
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Tuberculosis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was strange in manner and could give only a very imperfect account of himself. Eight months before admission he had received a blow on the left leg. Swelling and ulceration followed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Smith, 17, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1892
Date of death: 23 May 1892
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Thrombosis of lateral sinus
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Thrombosis (Transverse sinuses)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: For some months this man had pain and discharge from the right ear. He was admitted to the hospital during the last March complaining of headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, neck, lungs, bronchial glands, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, testes, spleen, kidneys and mesenteric glands
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

Charlotte Stansfield, 31, Florist

Occupation or role: Florist
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1879
Date of death: 28 Jun 1879
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia (operation). Gangrene. Faecal fistula. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Gangrene (Abdomen); Fistula (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Stirling, Edward Charles
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured on the right side for twelve years. Four days before admission the rupture came down suddenly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, uterus, peritoneum and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

David Newman, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1905
Date of death: 12 Dec 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis (aortic incompetence). Bruising of legs & tissues over tail of pancreas. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bruise (Legs, tissues); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'This man was brought in dead; nothing was known of his past history except that he had received an injury to the abdomen in a fight’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, genital organs

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

Edwin Vardon, 58, Gentleman

Occupation or role: Gentleman
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1878
Date of death: 4 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Fractured thigh. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was knocked down by a cab and taken up insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and eyes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Fenillade, 42, [Wife of] Wireman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Wireman
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1901
Date of death: 1 Mar 1901
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Cerebral haemorrhage. Old perihepatitis and perisplenitis. Gall stones. Perimetritis and pelvic abscess.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Haemorrhage (Brain); Perihepatitis (Liver); Perisplenitis (Spleen); Gall stone (Gall bladder);Perimetritis (Uterus) ; Abscess (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Keyser, Charles Ralph
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: For a little over a week she had had difficulty in talking which came on suddenly and she was unable to say a word.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, cranium, ovaries, tubes and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

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

Esther Haas, 53, Teacher

Occupation or role: Teacher
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1902
Date of death: 18 Apr 1903
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. Pericarditis. Amputation of right leg. Psoas abscess
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart); Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Psoas muscle)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of palpitations and pain in the back and side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

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

Fountain Meek, 59, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1879
Date of death: 29 Dec 1879
Disease (transcribed): Burn. Congestion of lungs. (Fatty heart. Granular kidneys. Tubercle)
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Congestion (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with an extensive but superficial burn of the face, chest and upper extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, peritoneum, lungs, heart, aorta, liver, kidneys, spleen and duodenum
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frederick Brown, 52, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1898
Date of death: 29 Apr 1898
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of carotid. Cardiac failure
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries); Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: He had noticed the growth of a tumour in the left side of the neck for two years. He had much neuralgic pain over the left side of the face and scalp.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, testes and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Christensen, 59, Clockmaker

Occupation or role: Clockmaker
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1878
Date of death: 15 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of floor of mouth (removed by operation). Cellulitis in the left hand. Weak heart
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Mouth); Operation (Mouth); Cellulitis (Skin); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a hard mass which filled the anterior part of the floor of the mouth. Shortly after admission it was found that he had diabetes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Hildritch, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1897
Date of death: 10 Aug 1897
Disease (transcribed): Stone in kidney. Perinephritis abscess. Pyaemia. Thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Kidney calculi (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Indeterminate); Embolism (Lung) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Kidney, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Morgan, 40, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1889
Date of death: 17 Sep 1889
Disease (transcribed): Phimosis. Urethritis. Periprostatic abscess. Acute interstitial and parenchymatous nephritis, superadded to chronic interstitial nephritis. Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Phimosis (Penis); Urethritis (Urethra); Abscess (Prostate); Nephritis (Kidney); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: The patient had excellent health up to six years back when he noticed some blood in his water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Wilby, 41, Harness maker

Occupation or role: Harness maker
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1903
Date of death: 3 Mar 1903
Disease (transcribed): Morbus coxae. Abscess in thigh. Recent endocarditis. Hypostatic congestion of lungs. Lardaceous disease of kidneys, liver, heart, pancreas and intestines. Large white kidney with an acute nephritis supervening
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Abscess (Leg); Endocarditis (Heart); Congestion (Lung); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Liver);Amyloidosis (Heart) ; Amyloidosis (Pancreas) ; Amyloidosis (Intestines) ; Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient had had disease of the left hip since the age of five.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, inferior vena cava, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

George Benham, 80, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 80
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1896
Date of death: 12 Aug 1896
Disease (transcribed): Embolism of left middle cerebral artery. White and red softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Embolism (Arteries); Softening (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Baldwin, Gerald Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: He was knocked down and run over by a cab. For a few months before he had suffered from attacks of giddiness but was otherwise healthy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, bladder, intestines, kidneys, adrenals, brain and toe joint
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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