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William Murray , 42, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Suicide – Division of right external carotid artery and fracture of lower jaw by a pistol shot.
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Artery); Fracture (Jaw)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The man was brought in dead, with the history of having just shot himself with a pistol in Hyde Park.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones and brain. Examination of the rest of the body was not permitted
Type of incident: Suicide

George Jones, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1871
Date of death: 23 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Suicide by hanging
Disease (standardised): Strangulation

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Was said to have hanged himself by a rope from a tree’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, cranium, larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Suicide

Alfred Seymour, 24, Schoolmaster

Occupation or role: Schoolmaster
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Oct 1888
Date of death: 20 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Dislocation of 4th cervical vertebra. Haemorrhage into spinal canal. Bruising of cord
Disease (standardised): Dislocation (Vertebrae); Haemorrhage (Spine); Bruise (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'This man had been very depressed owing to failing to get a ‘teacher’s certificate’. Had frequently threatened to commit suicide. He threw himself under a railway tram’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Heart, pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, spine

Type of incident: Suicide

William Kelley, 33, Fishman

Occupation or role: Fishman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1846
Date of death: 29 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat. Pleurisy. Pneumonia of both lungs. Secondary deposits in the right. Bronchitis. Granular liver. Spleen softened and pale. Violent delirium.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen);Delirium (Nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: After being intoxicated for many days, this man attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a razor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

John Avery, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1856
Date of death: 12 Oct 1856
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a dying state. He had cut his throat with a shoemaker's knife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck
Type of incident: Suicide

James Dowden, 73, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1843
Date of death: 24 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Wound in Larynx.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and head
Type of incident: Suicide

James Foster, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1842
Date of death: 27 Jan 1842
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning from opium
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Both morphia & muconic acid were obtained from the contents of stomach’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Suicide?

Francis Lacy, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1842
Date of death: 4 Mar 1842
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by hydrargum bichloratum
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, pharynx, abdomen

Type of incident: Suicide?

William Stewart, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1855
Date of death: 20 Jul 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body by order of the coroner was not examined
Type of incident: Suicide?

Helene Turner, 35, Singer

Occupation or role: Singer
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1888
Date of death: 27 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of brain (suicidal)
Disease (standardised): Wound (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined. Inquest case’

Type of incident: Suicide

Anne Bray, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1845
Date of death: 19 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Cut (Throat)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: Suicide

Henry Young, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1847
Date of death: 19 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning from opium. Tubercles of lungs and oedema of back part. Atheromatous degeneration of mucous membrane of trachea.
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic); Tuberculosis (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of insensibility after swallowing a considerable quantity of laudanum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

Elizabeth Middleton, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Nov 1856
Date of death: 3 Nov 1856
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning from Laudanum
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was alleged to have swallowed a teacupful of laudanum about an hour before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide?

Richard Brown, [No age stated], Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Nov 1888
Date of death: 16 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of cranium
Disease (standardised): Wound (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Not seen by registrar. The man was a policeman & fired a revolver into his mouth. Was comatose on admission & died in 3 hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Inquest case. No post mortem examination’

Type of incident: Suicide

[No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: [No gender stated]
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1856
Date of death: 16 Aug 1856
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by Opium
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This person was brought in by a Policeman from the Receiving House in the Park, having swallowed a quantity of laudanum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: Suicide

William Murch, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1847
Date of death: 22 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat with extensive sloughing of left jugular vein. Wound of carotid artery which had commenced to heal.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Sloughing (Veins); Wound (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted suffering from the effects of profuse haemorrhage from a wound in the throat inflicted by himself with a penknife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat
Type of incident: Suicide

Anne Beagley, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1848
Date of death: 3 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat, with wound of trachea. Congestion of brain. Oedema of the lungs.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Wound (Trachea); Congestion (Brain); Oedema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with an extensive lacerated wound in the throat. The injury was self-inflicted and the instrument used was a broken knife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, throat and thorax
Type of incident: Suicide

Henry Vaughan, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1848
Date of death: 16 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Extensive pneumonia with hepatisation after attempt of drowning.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Drowning
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man was brought to the Hospital suffering the effects of submission in the water. He had thrown himself into the water and was shortly after recovered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

Peter Welch , 40, Servant

  • Occupation or role: Servant
    Age: 40
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 24 Sep 1844
    Date of death: 25 Sep 1844
    Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by opium and arsenic. Arsenic detected in the contents of the stomach.
    Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
    Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
    Medical examination performed by: n/a
    Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
  • Spitta, Robert John
    Medical notes: The patient was brought to the Hospital after ingesting poison.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
    Type of incident: Suicide

John Read, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: [No age stated]
Date of admission: 31 Jul 1854
Date of death: 31 Jul 1854
Disease (transcribed): Wound of throat dividing both lingual arteries
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was found in the park, in a dying condition, having cut his throat, but how long before he was found the wound had been inflicted was uncertain. He was said to have been drinking for some time previously’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck

Type of injury: Suicide?

Elizabeth Silk , 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 May 1855
Date of death: 29 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Kidneys. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman attempted to drown herself by jumping into the Thames. When admitted she was in a low and desponding way and talked incoherently, often moaning and complaining of pain in the precordial region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

William Prior, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1860
Date of death: 26 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Cut (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'Shortly before admission, this patient cut his throat with a razor. On admission, a wound about 5 inches from side to side was seen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Suicide

Dinah Green, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 May 1846
Date of death: 30 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of sternum, of pelvis, of left leg and of left arm. Secondary deposits in various parts. Suppuration about some of the fractures. Pleuropneumonia.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Sternum); Fracture (Pelvis); Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Arm); Suppuration (Fractures); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient threw himself from the window of a fifth story building and fell on her side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity, left superior extremity, right forearm and sternum
Type of incident: Suicide

Jane Spooner, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 02 Oct 1847
Date of death: 07 Oct 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary extravasation. Effusion of lymph on epiglottis. Inflammation of stomach. Peritonitis. Extensive inflammation and ulceration of intestines.
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Lung); Effusion (Larynx); Inflammation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Inflammation (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This girl was admitted having taken bug poison.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

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