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Agnes Batten, 39, [Wife of] Bank manager

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Bank manager
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1915
Date of death: 3 Nov 1915
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Chronic alcoholism. Ruptured lateral sinus. Extra-dural haemorrhage. Compression of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Alcoholism (Systemic); Rupture (Transverse sinuses); Haemorrhage (Brain); Compression (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Back, Ivor Gordon
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was brought to the hospital by the police in an unconscious condition, with the history of having had a fall down a flight of steps. Patient was said to be a chronic alcoholic.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, pericardium heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus and cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Agnes Humphries, 35, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1904
Date of death: 30 Jan 1904
Disease (transcribed): Sulphonal poisoning
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'History obtained from the patient's landlady and from the police officer who brought her in to the hospital: - Pt. [Patient] seen by former at 4 p.m. on Jan [January] 27th: she had been in the habit of taking sulphonal to procure sleep. On the evening of Jan [January] 28th since nothing was heard of the patient her room was broken into: she was found lying on the floor almost naked, with a packet of sulphonal by her side and with some of the same powder adhering to her lips. She was completely comatose and apparently dead. A doctor who was sent for administered a large dose of strychnine and sent her to the hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ahobila Clarkiavarti, 21, Law student

Occupation or role: Law student
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Sep 1892
Date of death: 30 Sep 1892
Disease (transcribed): Morphia poisoning
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: This man was a Hindu from Madras who had studied medicine there. Shortly before his death he exhibited some signs of worry which had connection with a young woman, and he was disappointed at not receiving some money that he was expecting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, lungs, trachea, bronchi, bronchial glands, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, vermiform appendix, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, prostate, vesicula seminalis and testes
Type of incident: Suicide

Albert Lodge, 43, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1919
Date of death: 28 Jan 1919
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia. Septic arthritis of left shoulder joint and ankle. Multilobular cirrhosis of liver. Old gunshot wound on right shoulder. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic ); Arthritis (Shoulder); Arthritis (Ankle); Cirrhosis (Liver); Wound (Shoulder); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, [Unknown]
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: He had pains all over and shivering of sudden onset with headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, brain and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Newman, 37, Coffee stall keeper

Occupation or role: Coffee stall keeper
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1904
Date of death: 31 Jan 1904
Disease (transcribed): Oedema and congestion of lungs. Fatty infiltration of the heart. Corrosive poisoning (oxalic acid)
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Infiltration (Heart); Poisoning (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted on Jany [January] 29th, three hours after taking two-penny worth of oxalic acid. He had previously been seen by a doctor, and as the result of emetics had vomited frequently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident? Suicide?

Albert Rawbond, 57, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1910
Date of death: 23 Sep 1910
Disease (transcribed): Malignant glands of neck. Death under CHCL3 during excision
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Lymph nodes); Excision (Neck); Anaesthetic death (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Back, Ivor Gordon
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body removed and necropsy performed elsewhere by order of the Coroner
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Dunlop, 61, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1911
Date of death: 17 May 1911
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia. Alcoholism. Osteitis deformans
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Alcoholism (Systemic); Osteitis deformans (Bones)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He had severe pain in the right chest for four days with cough and increasing dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, tongue, stomach, cranium, brain and spine
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Jolly, 58, Hotel proprietor

Occupation or role: Hotel proprietor
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1901
Date of death: 15 Mar 1901
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia and alcoholism
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Alcoholism (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See medical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Middlemiss, 45, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1874
Date of death: 21 Dec 1874
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Philpott, 49, Horsekeeper

Occupation or role: Horsekeeper
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1894
Date of death: 12 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Subastragaloid dislocation. D. [Delirium] tremens
Disease (standardised): Joint dislocation (Foot); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Patient slipped and twisted his foot under him. Had good health as a rule. On admission - H.S. [House surgeon] reports - was drunk. There was a dislocation of the foot on the left side. He was tremulous and incontinent'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, testicles
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alexander Smith, 45, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1887
Date of death: 9 Dec 1887
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: '[No history] could be obtained, save that though previously abstemious, he had been drinking heavily for some weeks. He could not give any account of himself, but thinks he fell down'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain
Illustrations: NoChart
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Balcombe, 25, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1866
Date of death: 18 Jan 1866
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: A coachman of intemperate habits, a beer drinker, reported to be generally in a fuddled state, refusing his food and supplying its place with beer.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Batey, 40, Tram inspector

Occupation or role: Tram inspector
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1896
Date of death: 6 Sep 1896
Disease (transcribed): Comminuted fracture of left femur. Haemorrhage into tissues of thigh and into psoas sheath. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Haemorrhage (Leg); Haemorrhage (Psoas muscle); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Graham-Little, Ernest Gordon
Medical notes: For a considerable time period this man had been drinking heavily and had an attack of delirium tremens, and during the attack jumped out of a window about fifteen feet from the ground.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, stomach, suprarenals, liver, bladder, testicles, cranium and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Craib, 35, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1885
Date of death: 5 Jun 1885
Disease (transcribed): Alcoholism
Disease (standardised): Alcoholism
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: He was a tailor by trade and as a general rule did not drink to excess, but of late being out of work he naturally drank more. He had fits on the morning of the 30th.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Faulkner, 32, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1909
Date of death: 11 Feb 1909
Disease (transcribed): Strychnine poisoning
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was sent to the hospital by a doctor who stated that he had taken Easton’s Syrup.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: Suicide

Alfred Harbourle, 55, Fitter

Occupation or role: Fitter
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1906
Date of death: 2 Dec 1906
Disease (transcribed): Acute pneumonia. Irritant poisoning by ammonia. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Poisoning (Systemic); Disease (Heart);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Newton, W.H.
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'Patient swallowed about two ounces of strong ammonia one hour before admission with the idea of suicide. On admission. A powerfully-built grey-haired-man, very collapsed, dyspnoeic and sweating profusely and obviously in great pain'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: Suicide

Alfred Lee, 40, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1905
Date of death: 10 Jun 1905
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia. Fatty & dilated heart. Fatty liver. Alcoholism. Follicular enteritis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver); Alcoholism (Enteritis); Intestines
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The patient was brought to the hospital with high fever & delirium on June 8th, and died on June 9th without having been able at any time to respond to questions: he barely recognised his own wife. His wife stated that he had been invalided out of the army at 17 for ‘heart disease’; she was not aware that he had ever had rheumatism […] She had rarely seen him intoxicated, but did not know much about his habitual consumption of alcohol’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Lloyd, [No age stated], Photographer

Occupation or role: Photographer
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jun 1908
Date of death: 26 Jun 1908
Disease (transcribed): Corrosive sublimate poisoning
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient stated that he had poisoned himself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: Suicide

Alfred Morris, 39, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1910
Date of death: 27 May 1910
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Alcoholic mania.
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was admitted for jaundice and abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Brand, 30, [Wife of] Hairdresser

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Hairdresser
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1910
Date of death: 25 Nov 1910
Disease (transcribed): Adiposity. Fatty heart. Acute nephritis. Cirrhosis of liver and fatty change (pericellular)
Disease (standardised): Adiposity (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Nephritis (Kidney); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical notes: The patient noticed that her abdomen commenced to swell a week before admission and the swelling gradually increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thyroid, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, coronary arteries, stomach, duodenum, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, suprarenals, uterus and fallopian tubes
Type of incident: n/a

Amos Chapman, 33, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1883
Date of death: 7 Jan 1883
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Miliary tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He was admitted in a state of alcoholic excitement. He had been in the habit of drinking a quart or more of spirits daily.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Cherington, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: n/a
Date of death: 26 Aug 1894
Disease (transcribed): Surgical kidney - Alcoholism
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Alcoholism (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Elliott, Harry Scott
Medical notes: 'Died at Atkinson Morley Hospital [...] Admitted March 16 1894 - For 6 months has had shooting pains in front of leg and thigh of both legs - No paralysis but weaks about ankles, no pins and needles but numbess of finger tips has existed 6 months. On admission, aspect and voice suggest excessive alcohol'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Bargery, 58, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1888
Date of death: 26 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Peripheral neuritis (alcoholic)
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Neuritis (Nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For about 3 months before she came to the hospital the patient had some swelling in her legs and for 2 months she had been unable to walk. The memory was defective for 3 weeks before she was admitted. She came in under Mr Bennett [William Henry Bennett] for hernia, but after consultation with Dr Ewart [William Ewart] she was transferred’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, gall bladder, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Stangroom, 45, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1869
Date of death: 10 Apr 1869
Disease (transcribed): Wound of hand. Diffuse cellular inflammation. Poisoned blood
Disease (standardised): Wound (Hand); Inflammation (Hand); Poisoning (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This woman was living in the same house with a man who had died of erysipelas. She had washed some rags which had been used for for the patient. The wife of the man was affected much in the same way.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and arm
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Pringle, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1891
Date of death: 27 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by carbolic acid
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman was brought to the hospital at 12.30pm by a policeman who reported that when summoned to her, an hour and a half before, he found her insensible. She was said to have taken to drink through grief for the recent death of her husband, and on the morning of he day of her death she drank a large quantity of carbolic acid with suicidal intent. A bottle was produced by the policeman'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, stomach, small intestine, caecum, thorax

Type of incident: n/a Suicide

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