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Abraham Broadhurst, 22, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1861
Date of death: 15 Dec 1851
Disease (transcribed): Arachinitis. Congestion of Brain.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain); Congestion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wadham, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient had felt out of health and complained of a severe pain across his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Dawson, 20, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1855
Date of death: 5 Feb 1855
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous meningitis. Phthisis. Peculiar cysts within vertebral canal formed by arachnoid
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, Meningeal (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cysts (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl had a somewhat strumous appearance, but she was said to have been strong and healthy until she came to London four before admission. She had no definite complaint until six weeks ago when she began to suffer from headache and pains in the centre of the spine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Shave, 54, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1858
Date of death: 7 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Hypertrophy of the heart. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: For the last three days he had suffered from headache, nausea and pains in the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Hamilton, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1859
Date of death: 12 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Hemiplegia. Peculiar deposit in the brain
Disease (standardised): Hemiplegia (Brain); Deposit (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this patient was admitted she was unable to give any account of herself. It was ascertained that she had been out of health for the last six months and that a fortnight ago she had some kind of fit followed by hemiplegia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

William Dart, 50 or 39, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 50 or 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1859
Date of death: 13 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Three months ago he lost his place. Since then his drinking had been excessive. During the last fortnight he had taken a bottle of gin to bed with him every night and finished it before the morning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Grace Scully, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1859
Date of death: 4 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Chorea
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system)
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

Mary A Crittenden, 23, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1859
Date of death: 19 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Arachinitis. Tubercles in lungs
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: She said that two months ago she had vomited a quart of dark blood, and she still appeared to be suffering from the effects.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas King, 50, Bricklayer’s labourer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer’s labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1859
Date of death: 4 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man had a fall three months ago by which he injured the back of his head, and broke two ribs. Since the accident he often complained of shooting pains in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Hudson, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1859
Date of death: 24 Jun 1859
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Therefore this case is not recorded
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

John Frome, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1859
Date of death: 12 Jul 1859
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Diseased kidneys. Effusion in ventricles of brain
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This man fell down insensible in Grosvenor Place while carrying a load.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Bagley, 4, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1859
Date of death: 7 Aug 1859
Disease (transcribed): Burn of neck. Scarlatinal albuminuria. Convulsions. Empyema
Disease (standardised): Burn (Neck); Scarlet fever (Systemic); Albuminuria (Kidney); Seizures (Brain); Empyema (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This child was admitted for a slight burn on the neck, and was recovering from the effects when he caught scarlatina.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Clarissa Gould, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1859
Date of death: 7 Oct 1859
Disease (transcribed): Serous apoplexy (?)
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Her daughter stated that she had had good health, excepting an occasional attack of rheumatic gout, until four months ago when she began to complain of pains in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bryant, 25, Sailor

Occupation or role: Sailor
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Oct 1859
Date of death: 4 Nov 1859
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of the brain
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: He gradually became ill four months ago and no cause was ascribed. He suffered from continual pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

George Richards, [No age stated], Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1859
Date of death: 15 Dec 1859
Disease (transcribed): Hemiplegia
Disease (standardised): Hemiplegia (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: At midnight on December 9th he was found to be talking nonsense and insisting on getting up and walking down stairs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Kimberlin, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1859
Date of death: 3 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman was attacked with apoplexy on the day on which she was brought to the hospital. She was in the kitchen, and suddenly fell down, not quite insensible, so that she was able to crawl to the door’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Archibald Borrie, [No age stated], Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1859
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Pleurisy. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs)
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 man was a carpenter, his was of robust aspect and temperate habits. He had enjoyed vigorous health until within a fortnight of his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Manning, 66, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1860
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'Four days before her admission, having previously been perfectly well, this old woman gradually became drowsy, without any headache. The [illness] came on in the afternoon, in the evening she fell off her chair in a state of complete insensibility. She was bled by a doctor who was called in, but did not experience any return of consciousness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Piper, 26, Domestic servant

Occupation or role: Domestic servant
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1860
Date of death: 20 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Softening of fornix
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This young woman, who had been a domestic servant, had been subject to headaches for a long time; for a fortnight she had been out of health, suffering at first from pain in the chest only. Six days before admission she became delirious, talking and laughing continually, and frequently vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Smith, 34, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1859
Date of death: 12 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had been a gardener. Last July he had a blow over the left eye, since which it remained partially closed. Six weeks before admission pain came on in the lower part of the dorsal region, of rather an acute character’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

William Stevens, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1860
Date of death: 23 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the brain. Valvular disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was left at the hospital by his friends, unable to give any account of himself or even to tell what name he had beside William. After his death it was ascertained from his wife […] that his illness commenced two years ago after falling upon his head out of an apple tree’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Bowyer, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1859
Date of death: 23 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of spinal cord
Disease (standardised): Softening (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'One week before admission this young woman had, during the day, a severe pain at the lower part of the spine. During the following night she had occasion to get out of bed, and on returning to it found that she had suddenly lost the use of the lower extremities so that she was unable to turn round’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine

Type of incident: n/a

George Courtenay, 38, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1860
Date of death: 12 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had been indoor servant at the Archbishop of York’s. From the account of the steward, it appeared that he was a very sober man, though he partook freely of the beer which was allowed in unlimited quantity to the servants. He was a powerful, muscular man’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Snewin, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1860
Date of death: 2 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had been a clerk. He followed his occupation as usual until two days before admission, when on returning he found that he was ill and unable to talk without difficulty. Next day his features gradually became drawn to one side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Perryman, 28, Firewood cutter

Occupation or role: Firewood cutter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 22 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 firewood cutter of exceedingly drunken habits. From the account obtained from his wife, it appeared that he was taken ill on the 9th of April, having been continuously intoxicated for the previous week. He was seized with pains in the head and aching in the thighs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ely, 34, Brewhouse labourer

Occupation or role: Brewhouse labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1860
Date of death: 23 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Gangrene. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Gangrene; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship and Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A brewhouse labourer. In the habit of drinking freely, according to his own admission 5 pints a day. He was said to have had epileptic fits latterly, but it was not learned how long he had been so affected. He attributed his illness to a lump of coal falling upon the lower part of his back 7 weeks ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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