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Agnes Way, 40, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1865
Date of death: 12 Jan 1866
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscess. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lumbar); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The history of this case was obscure. Except for an attack of bronchitis she appeared to have had no illness up to four months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Hutton, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Aug 1859
Date of death: 23 Aug 1859
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturgess, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Two days before admission he had begun to complain of languor and had some trifling difficulty in swallowing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mouth, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Washer, 68, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 5 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of the heart. Diseased liver. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'The mother of 14 children. Except an attack of rheumatic fever 40 years before, she had good health until within 4 weeks of admission, when she ‘caught cold in the chest’, since which she suffered from cough with expectoration, occasional swelling of the legs and dyspnoea on exertion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Caroline McMurtice, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1857
Date of death: 1 May 1857
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Arachinitis. Ulceration of the large intestine. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Arachnoiditis (Brain); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: She had been observed of late to be low spirited, very languid and indisposed to exert herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Smith, 50, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Mar 1863
Date of death: 19 Mar 1863
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the large intestine, probably the result of the cicatrization of ulcers
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Harvey, Edward Robinson
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient stated that she had caught cold on the night of March 10th when witnessing the illumination in the streets.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Crawley, 52, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1862
Date of death: 23 Apr 1862
Disease (transcribed): Ascites, Malignant disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wadham, William
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This was a case of ascites, supposed to be connected with malignant disease of the liver.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ford, 37, Wheelwright

Occupation or role: Wheelwright
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1857
Date of death: 23 Jul 1857
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This man had been very unsteady all his life. A year ago he was in the hospital for jaundice and ague.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, larynx, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Charles O’Neal, 49, Advertizer

Occupation or role: Advertizer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1864
Date of death: 23 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Daniel Dring, 52, Brewer’s man

Occupation or role: Brewer’s man
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jul 1865
Date of death: 16 Jul 1865
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Enlarged liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Enlarged (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man was admitted into the hospital in 1862 with profuse haematemesis. This recurred three months before the present admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Dennis Burbridge or Burbage, 49, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1865
Date of death: 23 Feb 1865
Disease (transcribed): Hepatitis
Disease (standardised): Hepatitis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Fortune, 29, Saddler

Occupation or role: Saddler
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1858
Date of death: 3 Jul 1858
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing sore throat
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man worked in a saddler’s shop near Leicester Square. He was well until a fortnight (ten days?) before admission, when he began to feel languid, & had rigors followed by sickness & loss of appetite. Twenty four hours later he experienced pain in the throat, especially on the right side, and this uneasiness grew worse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Reeves, 21, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1862
Date of death: 22 Oct 1862
Disease (transcribed): Yellow atrophy of liver. Total obstruction of portal vein
Disease (standardised): Atrophy (Liver); Obstruction (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Harvey, Edward Robinson
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: For the last three months this woman was subject to cough in winter. For three months she had been suffering from swelling of the legs, feet and belly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Fanty, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Nov 1857
Date of death: 4 Dec 1857
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the heart. Dropsy. Twisting of the large intestine
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Oedema (Leg); Twisting (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: She stated that she had been short of breath for nearly a year.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Sylvester, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 May 1857
Date of death: 4 Jul 1857
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Peritonitis. Deposit (? malignant) beneath the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestine. Diseased ovaries
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Intestines); Disease (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Hastings, Cecil William
Medical notes: This woman had been ailing for some three years with pain in the abdomen, frequent constipation and loss of appetite.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Thorne, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1859
Date of death: 6 Oct 1859
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Seven weeks before her admission ascites began to appear, and the urine became extremely scanty.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Vickery, 77, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 77
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Aug 1860
Date of death: 19 Sep 1860
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of liver & kidneys. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Kidneys); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'A charwoman. For a month before she came in she had suffered from swelling of the legs and belly, and pain in the right shoulder supposed to be rheumatic. When she came in the belly was distended with flatus’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Wilson, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1857
Date of death: 5 May 1857
Disease (transcribed): Cystic tumour of the mesentery. Twisting of the intestine. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Mesentery); Twisting (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This woman was confined four months before her admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Frost, 27, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1863
Date of death: 21 Feb 1863
Disease (transcribed): Tumour in mediastinum. Dysphagia
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Thorax); Deglutition disorders (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Harvey, Edward Robinson
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: For eighteen months this patient had suffered from difficulty of deglutition.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Welsh, 30, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1864
Date of death: 25 Feb 1864
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of stomach
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient, admitted in the last stage of emaciation, had been an in-patient in August of last year for dyspepsia characterized by pain after food’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Emma Cooper, 22, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1863
Date of death: 4 Aug 1863
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of colon. Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: This girl stated on Admission that two months previously, when in fair health, a growth had been removed from his lower lip supposed to be cancerous, and she had since suffered from general debility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, intestines, kidneys and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Fred Beach, 35, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1865
Date of death: 17 Apr 1865
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of bowels after typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: Three and a half months ago he was attacked with what he called a violent cold, violent pains in the limbs, cough and the bowels were not loose.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

George Compton, 43, Excavator

Occupation or role: Excavator
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1860
Date of death: 26 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'An excavator, much in the habit of spirit drinking. He had good health until six months ago, when bleeding at the nose came on and continued more or less for two weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Long, 60, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1862
Date of death: 26 May 1862
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid cancer of liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Harvey, Edward Robinson
Post mortem examination performed by: Harvey, Edward Robinson
Medical notes: This man stated that he had always enjoyed excellent health until two months before he was admitted. He began to suffer from pain in the abdomen, which he noticed was enlarged.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George Wild, 48, Fishmonger

Occupation or role: Fishmonger
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Aug 1865
Date of death: 7 Aug 1865
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Disease of liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man had suffered for three months from troublesome cough and expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Fisher, 37, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1861
Date of death: 4 Oct 1861
Disease (transcribed): Diarrhoea and vomiting. Oedema of lung. Morbid appearances insufficient to account for death.
Disease (standardised): Diarrhoea (Intestines); Vomiting (Stomach); Oedema (Lung)
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 for 12 months been suffering from pain about the stomach and cramps in the thighs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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