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St George's Hospital Reports, Vol. III

CONTENTS
I. On the Treatment of Rheumatic Fever. By HENRY WILLIAM FULLER, M.D., Senior Physician to the Hospital
II. Cases of Delirium probably dependent on Impoverishment of the Blood. By A. W. BARCLAY, M.D., Physician to the Hospital, and Lecturer on Physic
III. Abstract of Clinical Lectures. By HENRY LEE, Surgeon to the Hospital
IV. Case of Cerebral Disease in a Syphilitic Patient. By T. CLIFFORD ALLBUTT, M.D., Physician to the Leeds General Infirmary
V. On the Reduction of old Dislocations. By BERNARD E. BRODHURST, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
VI. On Traumatic Fever. By THOMAS P. PICK, Curator of the Pathological Museum
VII. On Paralysis of the Extensors. By REGINALD THOMPSON, M.D., F.R.S., Medical Registrar to the Hospital
VIII. Are there special Trophic Nerves? By HANDFIELD JONES, M.D., F.R.S., Physician to St. Mary’s Hospital
IX. On improved Methods of inducing and accelerating Labour, with the view of obtaining increased safety to Mother and Child. By ROBERT BARNES, M.D., Lecturer on Midwifery, &c. St. Thomas’s Hospital
X. On Counter-Irritation, considered in reference to the remote and indirect effects of local morbid changes. By W. H. DICKINSON, M.D., Assistant Physician to the Hospital
XI. A Hypothesis as to the ultimate destination of Glycogen. By WILLIAM OGLE, M.D., Assistant Physician to, and Lecturer on Physiology at the Hospital
XII. Case of Poisoning by Stramonium. By C. PAGET BLAKE, M.D. Edin., M.R.C.P. Lond., Consulting Physician to the Torbay Infirmary and Dispensary
XIII. Loss of Speech from the Bite of Venomous Snakes. By WILLIAM OGLE, M.D., Assistant Physician to the Hospital
XIV. Upon certain Morbid Conditions of the Appendages of the Liver. By JOHN W. OGLE, M.D., Physician to the Hospital, and Lecturer on Pathology
XV. A Case of Aneurysm. By R. J. LEE, M.B.
XVI. A Series of Fatal Cases of Poisoning. By JOHN W. OGLE, M.D., Physician to the Hospital, and Lecturer on Pathology
XVII. On the Treatment of Wounds by the application, of Carbolic Acid, on Lister’s method; showing the results of a Series of Cases so treated in this Hospital during the last few months. By T. HOLMES, Surgeon to the Hospital, and Lecturer on Surgery; and W. B. HOLDERNESSE, House-Surgeon to the Hospital
XVIII. Ophthalmic Department Report. By HENRY POWER, Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital
XIX. Pathological Observations. By THOMAS P. PICK, Curator of the Pathological Museum
XX. Report of the Medical Cases admitted during the year 1867-8. By REGINALD E. THOMPSON, M.D., Medical Registrar
XXI. Report of the Surgical Cases treated during the year 1867. By WILLIAM LEIGH, Surgical Registrar
XXII. Address to the Students of the Hospital on the Opening of the New School, October 1,1868. By HENRY W. ACLAND, Regius Professor of Medicine in the University of Oxford, and Honorary Physician to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales

St George's Hospital Reports, Vol. I

The volume includes a brief history of the hospital and the medical school.

Contents:
I. Some Account of St. George’s Hospital and School. By W. E. PAGE, M.D., Senior Physician to the Hospital
II. Contributions to the Surgery of the Head. No. I. On the Deviations of the Base of the Skull in Chronic Hydrocephalus. By PRESCOTT HEWETT, Surgeon to the Hospital
III. A Case of Meningocele, in the Occipital Region, which was injected with Iodine, without ill consequences, the Patient dying of Broncho-pneumonia. By T. HOLMES, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital, and Lecturer on Anatomy
IV. On the Typhus Epidemic of 1864-5, as observed at St. George’s Hospital. By R. E. THOMPSON, M.D., Medical Registrar of the Hospital
V. Notes on an Epidemic of Typhus at Leeds, in the Year 1865-6. By T. CLIFFORD ALLBUTT, M.B., Physician to the Fever Infimmary, Fever Hospital, &0. at Leeds
VI. On the Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Progressive Locomotor Ataxy. By J. LOCKHART CLARKE, F.R.S.
VII. On Rheumatic Iritis. By J. ROUSE, Lecturer on Anatomy at the Hospital School
VIII. On Cerebral Symptoms occurring in certain Affections of the Ear. By J. TOYNBEE, F.R.S., late Consulting Aural Surgeon to St. Mary’s Hospital, Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, and to St. George’s and St. James’s Dispensary
IX. On some Points connected with the Treatment of Hernia. By J. WARRINGTON HAWARD, Resident Medical Oflicer to the Hospital for Sick Children
X. On Amputation at the Hip-joint, and on the Applicability of this Operation in some of the worst Cases of Morbus Coxarius. Part I. For recurrent Fibro-plastic Tumour. Part II. In Morbus Coxarius. By T. HOLMES, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XI. On Disease of the Brain as a result of Diabetes Mellitus, illustrated by the Narrative of a Case (with Clinical Observations) in which Paralysis, due to Softening of the Brain, came on in a Diabetic Patient, and proved fatal. Followed by a Notice of Fifteen Fatal Cases of Diabetes, cited from the Records of the Hospital. By Dr. JOHN W. OGLE, Physician to the Hospital
XII. On Jaundice and Biliousness. By Dr. H. BENCE JONES, formerly Physician to the Hospital
XIII. On Paralysis occurring in Childbed. By Dr. F. F. FUSSELL, Physician to the Brighton Dispensary
XIV. Remarks upon the Modus Operandi of Hypodermic Injections. By C. HUNTER, Surgeon to the Royal Pimlico Dispensary
XV. On Congenital Dislocations of the Femur. By B. E. BRODHURST, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XVI. On the Diurnal Variations in the Temperature of the Human Body in Health. By Dr. WILLIAM OGLE, Lecturer on Physiology at the Medical School of the Hospital
XVII. On Rupture of Arteries dependent on external Injury. By GEORGE POLLOCK, Surgeon to the Hospital
XVIII. On the Formation of Coagula in the Cerebral Arteries. By Dr. DICKINSON, Assistant Physician to the Hospital
XIX. On Talipes Varus. By B. E. BRODHURST, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XX. On Talipes Equinus. By G. NAYLER, Assistant Surgeon to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Hospital for Diseases of the Skin
XXI. On the Amputation-Book of St. George’s Hospital, and on some Points connected with the Statistics of Three Hundred Amputations there recorded. Part I. On the Influence of Age upon the Results of Amputation. Part II. 'On the Causes of Death, after Amputation; with special reference to the proportion of Deaths due to causes preceding the Amputation. By T. HOLMES, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XXII. Statistical Tables from the Dental Case-Books of St. George’s Hospital. By C. VASEY, Surgeon-Dentist to the Hospital
Annual Report of Cases admitted into the Medical Wards of St. George’s Hospital during the Year 1865. By Dr. STURGES
Annual Report of Surgical Cases treated in the Hospital during the Year 1865. By Mr. PICK

Alfred Kallaway, 40, Omnibus conductor

Occupation or role: Omnibus conductor
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1874
Date of death: 11 May 1874
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the base of the skull. Meningeal haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Meninges)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Fenwick, John Charles James
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: He fell off his omnibus and was brought to the hospital quite insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert O’Hara, 60, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jul 1868
Date of death: 16 Jul 1868
Disease (transcribed): Sunstroke. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Sunstroke (Systemic); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: It appeared that he was at work in the sun during a very hot day and that he was suddenly seized with a fainting fit, dropping down and becoming insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Frane, 35, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1872
Date of death: 17 Jun 1872
Disease (transcribed): Injury to head. Laceration of the brain. Haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Injury (Head); Laceration (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man had attacks of delirium tremens with epileptiform fits. On the day of his admission he fell down in a fit in the street.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Morgan, 34, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1872
Date of death: 1 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Fractured skull. Extensive haemorrhage. Laceration of the brain. Tubercles
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Brain); Laceration (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was brought to the hospital in an insensible state, the people who brought him stated that he had been found in some church in that condition but appeared to know very little about it.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, bones, cerebrum, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach
Type of incident: n/a

Susanna Collins, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1857
Date of death: 13 Mar 1857
Disease (transcribed): Burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Wintle, Frederic J.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined no report of the case is given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Cole, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1857
Date of death: 12 Feb 1857
Disease (transcribed): Burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Wintle, Frederic J.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As there was no post mortem examination, the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Eleanor Palham, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jan 1857
Date of death: 14 Jan 1857
Disease (transcribed): Burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Wintle, Frederic J.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Church, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1855
Date of death: 6 Sep 1855
Disease (transcribed): Fall from cart. Laceration of Spleen and Kidney
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Spleen); Laceration (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a dying condition. He had fallen off a cart which he was driving, striking the ground in front of the wheel, which passed over his body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Daniel Buller, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1851
Date of death: 21 Dec 1851
Disease (transcribed): Simple fracture into the ankle joint. Secondary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ankle); Deposit
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William and Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'He was running away from a bullock which pursued him down a lane leading down to the river, and fell down the river’s bank (a height of about 5 feet) into some mud. On his admission, the same morning into the hospital, a fracture was found extending through the inner malleolus on the right side, and through the fibula rather farther up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, joints

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sarah Dalby, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1851
Date of death: 29 Nov 1851
Disease (transcribed): Swallowing of boiling water. Laryngotomy resorted to. Inflammation & deposit of lymph in the epigastric ligaments, uvula, tonsils &c. Pneumonia & bronchitis. Old & recent pleurisy. Tubercular deposit in the spleen
Disease (standardised): Burn (Throat); Laryngotomy (Larynx); Inflammation (Throat); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'She was admitted about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, having at about 10 o’clock of the same morning swallowed some hot water from the spout of a kettle. There was, on her admission, much oedema of the glottis and dyspnoea, aggravated with occasional spasms’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Ellen Denney, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Sep 1851
Date of death: 12 Nov 1851
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the bones of the left leg. Amputation. Secondary lobular pneumonia on the right side, also pleurisy. Bronchitis. Coagula, proceeding to softening &c in the left external iliac vein. Ulceration of the os uteri
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Coagula (Blood vessels / Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'She was knocked down, on the day of her admission, by a cab, which passed over her left leg. On examination a compound fracture of both bones of the leg was recognised; the bones were extensively comminuted, and one piece of the tibia & 2 of the fibula were removed before the leg was put up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Stump of left leg, abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Jackson, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1851
Date of death: 15 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Laceration of the duodenum & of the liver. Pericarditis. Slight hypertrophy of the heart which contained ‘white patches’ on its surface. Old pleurisy on the right side
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Duodenum, liver); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted at about 11 o’clock in the morning having been knocked down & run over by a cab. He was in a state of extreme prostration, his face pale, extremities cold’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Robert Watts, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1851
Date of death: 6 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound followed by sloughing. Symptoms of compression of brain [?], attributable to the formation of pus within the cranium. Trephining resorted to. Pus & ‘lymphy gradation’, fluid between the dura mater & bone, also in arachnoid cavity, & among the meshes of pia mater. Also in cavity & of orbit & frontal sinuses. Secondary lobular pneumonia & hepatitis
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Suppuration (Scalp, brain); Trephining (Skull); Pneumonia (Lungs); Hepatitis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was first seen as an out-patient. He had had a glass thrown at him in some drunken quarrel which had inflicted a pretty severe wound on the fore part of his scalp. There was a good deal of bleeding’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident / violence

George Wood, 46, Carter

Occupation or role: Carter
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1851
Date of death: 24 Sep 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of several ribs on the right side of the thorax with laceration of the pleura & wound of the lung. Pleurisy & pneumonia followed. ‘White patches’ on the heart’s surface
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Pleura, lung); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was a carter and was riding on the shaft of his cart on the morning of admission, when he was knocked off and another cart passed over the upper part of his back & his right shoulder, grazing also the back of his head’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Tulk, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1851
Date of death: 22 Sep 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine, pelvis, ribs & leg (compound)
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine, pelvis, ribs, leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted a short time after having fallen from a scaffold, 4 stories high; part of the scaffold having apparently fallen with him and struck him in various palces. Two other persons received fatal injuries from the same accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Margaret Neile, 1 ¼, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ¼
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1851
Date of death: 12 Aug 1851
Disease (transcribed): Extensive scald
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William and Pollock, George
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 at the request of friends’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Kelly, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1851
Date of death: 29 Jul 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the anterior part & base of the skull. Effusion of blood into the arachnoid cavity, the subarachnoid areolar tissue, & the substance of the cerebral hemispheres anteriorly. Diseased heart & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Heart, kidneys)

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'He was admitted in consequence of having been run over by a mail-cart, the horse having it is said kicked him after he was knocked down. He was brought to the hospital almost immediately. On his admission there was copious haemorrhage from the right ear & from the nose. There was a wound over the left eye’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Vinall, 58, Butcher

Occupation or role: Butcher
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1851
Date of death: 4 Aug 1851
Disease (transcribed): Wound of the abdomen above the umbilicus & piercing the ileum about 14 inches from ileocaecal valve. Escape of foecal matter & peritonitis. Old pleurisy on the right side. Hypertrophied heart
Disease (standardised): Wound (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man was a butcher, on the evening of admission he was romping with another butcher who had his knife in his had at the time. He ran against the knife accidentally. On admission (about 10 o’clock in the evening) a wound was discovered, just above the umbilicus’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

John C. Bryant, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1851
Date of death: 23 Jul 1851
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the bones of the left leg, followed by erysipelatous inflammation, & [?] of the divided muscles, so exposing the bone. Amputation. Secondary pleurisy on both sides. Softening of the various abdominal viscera
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Pleurisy (Lungs); Softening (Internal organs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'He was admitted with compound comminuted fracture of the left leg caused by a fall of about 10 feet. The tibia protruded from a wound about an inch above the ankle, to the extent of about 2 inches & there was fracture of the fibula 2 inches higher up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Stump after amputation, thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Edward Mills, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1851
Date of death: 11 Jul 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the right tibia & fibula followed by erysipelatous & diffuse areolar inflammation. ‘Phlegmasia dolens’ of both legs. Inflammation & variable occlusion of the femoral, iliac & other pelvic veins, & also vena cava inferior by coagula. Lobular secondary pneumonia & pleurisy on right side. Old pleurisy on left side. ‘White patch’ on heart
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Tissue); Thrombophlebitis (Blood vessels / Leg); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'He was admitted on account of compound fracture of the leg caused by some pieces of iron falling on him. The wound was very small, situated on the outer part of the leg. He went on very well for 10 days, until the 26th June oedema of the leg was observed & the wound assumed an unhealthy appearance’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Cross, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jul 1851
Date of death: 1 Jul 1851
Disease (transcribed): Injury from a blow across the chest. Fracture of both clavicles of the sternum & of ribs on both sides of the thorax. Lesion of the right jugular internal vein by fractured clavicle. Laceration of both lungs by broken ribs
Disease (standardised): Injury (Chest); Fracture (Sternum, ribs, clavicle); Lesion (Clavicle); Laceration (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'He was standing under a tree in the Park during a heavy shower when one of the boughs which seems to have been rotten, fell on him & struck him against a hurdle which was near. He was brought here immediately, but died just before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Cross, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1851
Date of death: 27 Jun 1851
Disease (transcribed): Compound oblique fracture of the right thigh, followed by diffuse areolar inflammation & also an abscess of the integuments in the sacral region. Secondary pleurisy & lobular pneumonia on left side. Disease of the kidneys & extremely enlarged spleen
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Inflammation (Tissue); Abscess (Sacrum); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a compound fracture of the right thigh, caused by his slipping off a scaffold 30 feet from the ground. The femur was broken at the lower part of the middle third, & the wound, which communicated directly with the fracture, & was on the outer side of the thigh, was large enough to admit the end of the finger’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Edward Clayton, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1851
Date of death: 23 Jun 1851
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated wound of right groin leading into the abdomen. Wound of small intestine, escape of faecal matter. Peritonitis. Laceration of deep epigastric artery
Disease (standardised): Wound (Groin, abdomen, intestine); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Laceration (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Blagden, Robert and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought into the hospital with a lacerated wound of the right groin caused in the following way. While riding round Dean Street as it enters Park Lane, two cabs were coming towards him, & he endeavouring to guide his horse between them, was struck with great violence by the shaft of one of the cabs which broke in consequence & he was borne to the ground’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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