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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

Alfred Pitter, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1857
Date of death: 7 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart. Phthisis. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
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 woman had been subject to haemoptysis for the last five years which he attributed to an injury of the chest which he received at the commencement of that period.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

James Moss, 43, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1857
Date of death: 10 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular disease of supra renal bodies
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Adrenal glands)
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 man stated that he had had an abscess connected with diseased bone in the sternum for the last seventeen years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, sternum and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Doswell, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1857
Date of death: 13 Aug 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): 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: It appeared that he had been picked up in the street nearly insensible and coughing up large quantities of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Gosling, 34, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1858
Date of death: 21 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A footman who was admitted in an emaciated state with an anxious countenance & cachectic appearance. The pulse was frequent, soft & small. He complained of pain in the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Jefkins, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1859
Date of death: 4 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 man was admitted his chief complaint was of rheumatic pains in the knees and ankles.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, knee joint, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Naomi Master, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1859
Date of death: 11 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This person was attacked ten days before admission with erysipelas of the face and neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet R Allen, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1859
Date of death: 13 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This child was said to have had a sore throat for a fortnight before she was brought to the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Jackson, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1859
Date of death: 16 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this child was brought to the hospital it was said that four days previously she had returned from school with sore throat, and that two days later a red eruption appeared upon the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The fauces and parts in the neck were alone examined
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Toulster, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Dec 1858
Date of death: 20 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Two years ago this woman became subject to rheumatic gout and had had it more or less ever since. Six weeks ago sore throat came on, with cough and expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Hawkins, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1859
Date of death: 24 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): 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: This man belonged to a phthisical race, his father and all his father’s brothers and sisters died of consumption.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Pride, 33, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jan 1859
Date of death: 6 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fistula (Anal canal)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: It appeared that for the last twelve years he had been subject to bleeding at the nose. He also had a fistula which occasioned at times intolerable pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Moyes, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1859
Date of death: 16 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin)
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 patient was admitted as he had a small scalp wound which had been inflicted three weeks before.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Harriet Woodroffe, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1859
Date of death: 22 Mar 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): 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: This patient said she had been well until three months previous to admission when she began to suffer from cough, with rapidly increasing expectoration, as she supposed in consequence of having caught cold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Spence, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1859
Date of death: 2 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah A Stone, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1859
Date of death: 10 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: For five or six months this patient had been subject to cough with trifling expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Matilda A Woodhatch, 8, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1859
Date of death: 13 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: It was said that this child had been ill three days previous to admission with sore throat and some external swelling of the neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Cole, 33, Street sweeper

Occupation or role: Street sweeper
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1859
Date of death: 15 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumothorax (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: He had been subject for the last three months to cough with wasting of flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Johnson, 24, Stone mason

Occupation or role: Stone mason
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1859
Date of death: 16 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the aorta. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); 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: While exerting himself, he was suddenly seized with pain in the chest a little below the right nipple.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Sharp, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 18 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 been ill with cough, losing of flesh and slight expectoration for more than three months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Humphries, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1859
Date of death: 23 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria, after scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Scarlet fever (Systemic)
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 said to have had a slight attack of scarlatina twelve weeks before admission. A fortnight afterwards when she was apparently well her legs began to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Cripps, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1859
Date of death: 24 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This patient was a native of Foulness, a low flat island on the coast of Essex at the mouth of the Thames. Diphtheria had been extremely prevalent at this place.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Wall, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1859
Date of death: 25 Apr 1859
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatina
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: This boy was attacked with scarlatina, which was manifested by shivering, sore throat and redness of the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Hartly, 50, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1859
Date of death: 3 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): 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: He had long had cough, but his health remained pretty good until six weeks before admission when he caught cold by sleeping in a damp bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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