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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

Ada M Cook, 11 months , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1898
Date of death: 8 Aug 1898
Disease (transcribed): Infarction of shrimp in right bronchus. Collapse of lung. Inflammatory oedema of glottis
Disease (standardised): Foreign body (Lung); Pulmonary atelectasis (Lung); Oedema (Glottis)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: The child was admitted suffering from urgent dyspnoea. The history related that she had inhaled some portions of shrimps which she was eating for tea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, respiratory tract, trachea, bronchus and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Adelaide Tivlen, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1891
Date of death: 9 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of gall-bladder. Ulceration into colon
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Gallbladder); Ulcer (Colon)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'Was in hospital about 6 months ago with a swelling over the region of the gallbladder'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Adelena Frischknocht, 37, Ladysmaid

Occupation or role: Ladysmaid
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1895
Date of death: 2 Jul 1895
Disease (transcribed): Red, granular kidneys. Pulmonary infarctions (laparotomy)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Infarction (Lung); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: This case never came under the notice of the physicians and was not seen by the Medical Registrar. The Surgical Registrar could not find the notes of this case.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, uterus, arteries and toe joint
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Phipps, 22, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Nov 1879
Date of death: 24 Nov 1879
Disease (transcribed): Puerperal metritis and salpingitis. Limited peritoneal abscess. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Puerperal disorders (Urogenital system); Metritis (Uterus); Salpingitis (Fallopian tubes); Abscess (Abdomen); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was married twelve months before admission. First child in 42 weeks. The parturition was straightforward and east. She had much niggling pain for twelve days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus and fallopian tubes
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Bower, 5, [Child of] Book binder

Occupation or role: [Child of] Book binder
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1902
Date of death: 28 Feb 1902
Disease (transcribed): Acute periostitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Periostitis (Bone); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennet, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Keyser, Charles Ralph
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: One week ago there was an injury to the thigh. Two days after there was much pain and swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Albert Pittingale, 18, Milk carrier

Occupation or role: Milk carrier
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1894
Date of death: 30 Jun 1894
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing appendix caeci. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'On Sunday June 24th he was seized with sharp pain at the umbilicus he sweated - On the 25th and 26th he was better and did his work - On the 27th the pain returned with redoubled vigour and there was some swelling in the belly - On the 25th he vomited green material - As the pain still persisted he came to the hospital on the 29th'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Arthur, 38, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1901
Date of death: 4 Jul 1901
Disease (transcribed): Acute septic meningitis. Fracture of petrous portion of right temporal bone
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Meningitis (Brain); Fracture (Skull)
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: The patient was riding when his horse slipped and fell with him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, testes, skull and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Berry , 1 year 9 months, Infant

Occupation or role: Infant
Age: 1 year 9 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Nov 1877
Date of death: 19 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Oedema of glottis from scald. Laryngotomy
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Larynx); Operation (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The child had sucked the spout of a kettle containing boiling water. In half an hour breathing became loud and difficult.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, bronchi, trachea, larynx, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, mesenteric glands and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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 Chinn, 39, Postman

Occupation or role: Postman
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1900
Date of death: 27 Apr 1900
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Ruptured Liver. Gangrenous pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Rupture (Liver); Gangrene (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, vessels, pericardium, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary tract and urinary tract
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Gwymer, 38, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1879
Date of death: 25 Aug 1879
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the petrous portion of the temporal bone. Cerebellar abscess. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Skull); Abscess (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: For eight years the patient had had purulent discharge from the left ear which originally came on after a slight attack of earache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The head only was examined in this case
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Parsons, 3 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1890
Date of death: 21 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Hydrocephalus. Spina bifida
Disease (standardised): Hydrocephalus (Brain); Spinal dysraphism (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'The child was 4 days old, had a large spina bifida in the lumbar region […] There was also talipes equinovarus of both feet'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Radford, 32, Butcher

Occupation or role: Butcher
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1892
Date of death: 24 Jan 1892
Disease (transcribed): Herniotomy
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Herniotomy (Abdomen)
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: About four months back the patient complained of wind about the stomach with great pain at times. About a fortnight back the pain became constant.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and testes
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

Alice Allen alias Watson, 23, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1879
Date of death: 12 Aug 1879
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of thigh. Fracture of ulna and other injuries. Pyaemic deposits in brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Arm); Sepsis (Brain)
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 stated to have fallen from a third floor window. In her fall she first alighted on the iron railing and then fell into the area.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thigh, lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, brain and uterus
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alice Stone, 11 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1879
Date of death: 8 Nov 1879
Disease (transcribed): Ligature of naevus in upper lip. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Ligature (Lip); Naevus (Lip); Bronchitis (Lung)
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, a well nourished child, was admitted with a largish congenital naevus of the upper lip and right cheek.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Messenger, 9, [Child of] Horse keeper

Occupation or role: [Child of] Horse keeper
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1903
Date of death: 1 Nov 1903
Disease (transcribed): Wound of right thigh leading into pelvis. Perforation of both walls of bladder. Puncture of peritoneum. Peritonitis. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Wound (Pelvis); Perforation (Bladder); Puncture (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
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 child fell out of bed injuring the right thigh and abdomen. About three hours later there was acute abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bladder, genital organs, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Andrew Panton, 65, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 65
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1878
Date of death: 3 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Old stricture, cystitis; cirrhosis from Biliary obstructions, etc. [?] abscesses in the kidney
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Indeterminate); Cystitis (Bladder); Liver cirrhosis, biliary (Liver); Obstruction (Biliary tract); Abscess (Kidney);
Admitting doctor: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Stricture for many years – For 10 or 12 has been in Habit of passing an instrument – for 4 years, much pain about bladder and urine ill smelling, thick and often bloody – A fortnight before admission passed [?] catheter with difficulty and on withdrawing it found that the point had broken off – for 10 days urine had been dribbling from him. Bladder was aspirated by a Surgeon 2 days before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestine, spleen, kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Dunnings, 44, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1879
Date of death: 2 Mar 1879
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia (operated). Incipient ulceration
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Ulcer (Abdomen)
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 had been ruptured two years. Four days before admission the gut came down and could not be reduced and vomiting almost directly followed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
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

Ann Parr, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1895
Date of death: 6 Feb 1895
Disease (transcribed): Double psoas abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Psoas muscle)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ward, Arthur Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from angular curvature for three years. Six months before admission the swelling was noticed in the groin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Legs, brain, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Sams, 67, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1900
Date of death: 23 Oct 1900
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the base of skull, ribs, left tibia and right external condyle. Meningeal haemorrhage and in ventricles. Other extensive haemorrhage.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Tibia); Haemorrhage (Brain); Haemorrhage (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: Not seen by Surgical Registrar.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain, thorax, lungs, trachea and bronchi, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and genito-urinary tract
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Simmonds, 82, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 82
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1903
Date of death: 17 Nov 1903
Disease (transcribed): Extensive burns. Atheroma. Healed pulmonary tuberculosis. Gastric ulcer. Early cirrhosis of the liver
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Stomach); Cirrhosis (Liver)
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 sitting dozing in front of the fire, and a live coal leapt out and set fire to her clothes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and genito-urinary tract
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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