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Charles Snell, 40, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1877
Date of death: 30 Dec 1877
Disease (transcribed): Low pneumonia. Cystic disease of kidneys. Syphilitic disease of liver
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Kidney diseases, cystic (Kidney); Syphilis (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. Suffered from 'brain fever' in childhood: from 'rheumatics' in 1857, from occasional sore throats. Venereal sore in 1857 (after the rheumatism) […] A temperate man. Languor and want of appetite, with some loss of flesh for about a month. Attacked with shivering about noon 12 days before admn [admission]: had to leave work and go home. Pain in L [Left] hypochondrium, increased at night, after food, or on inspiration; cough, dyspnoea, and occasional palpitation commenced, and continued. Shivering lasted two days. Bowels costive: urine as usual'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Beard, 54, Shopkeeper

Occupation or role: Shopkeeper
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1886
Date of death: 1 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Peritonitis. Omental hernia. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'With the exception of rheumatic fever in '62, the patient had been well, & had had no constipation up to the 17th December'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum, stomach, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Legg, 36, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1880
Date of death: 1 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
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'
Illustrations: Yes (relating to PM/1881/26)
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Stone, 28, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1892
Date of death: 15 Mar 1892
Disease (transcribed): Glioma of the brain. Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Glioma (Brain); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: For six months he had been jaundiced and it was said that he had vomited blood on more than one occasion. Some three or four months before admission he had some sort of fit, and fell from the box of his carriage in a state of unconsciousness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, pancreas, suprarenals, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, pericardium, heart and head
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

James Bailey, 38, Silver polisher

Occupation or role: Silver polisher
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1883
Date of death: 20 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Laceration of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He fell a distance of fifteen feet through a trap door.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and skull
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Merrick, 55, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1878
Date of death: 8 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous cancer of the head of the Pancreas; biliary obstruction
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas); Obstruction (Biliary tract);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. One brother died of cancer in the throat. Patient never robust: appetite moderate: digestion naturally sound: no idiosyncrasy. Diaphoresis profuse: very temperate man. Otherwise healthy. Costiveness of bowels, open only twice or thrice a week, for 15 yrs [years]: nausea accompanying constipation. Urine high coloured from Feb. [February] 1877: icterus and pale faeces from a fortnight later. Wasting since April or May. Bowels costive as usual : several attacks of diarrhoea for a day or two'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, stomach
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Trapwell, 60, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1880
Date of death: 30 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma; scirrhous of uterus and pancreas. Encephaloid of subcutaneous and subserous glands, and of the brain. Melanotic of the brain
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Uterus); Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Brain); Melanoma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was admitted originally in June 1879 for a small mushroom shaped growth on the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tumours and morbid growths, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, generative organs and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Hampton, 43, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1886
Date of death: 22 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Caseation of the lower lobe of the right lung. Pneumonia of the lower lobe of the left. Enlarged spleen containing gummata. Syphilis. Gumma of spleen
Disease (standardised): Caseation (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Spleen); Granuloma (Spleen); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: In 1861 he had a chancre followed by bubo in the left groin which was opened. In the year 1871 he had an attack of paralysis of the left arm and leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain, bones, lungs and spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Tee, 2, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1894
Date of death: 5 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'No history of tubercle amongst relations. This child, fed always by hand, but, apparently, in a proper manner, without previous signs of syphilis or of rickets, had been wasting for over a year - with cough of late, without any hooping or vomiting, and diarrhoea for the last 6 months - but not severe during the last 3 months. On admission (March 5) the child was anaemic, thin, cold, with marked depression of the anterior fontanelle; suffering from cough, but not in any distress'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas M Jackson, 4, Child

Occupation or role: Child
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1861
Date of death: 17 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Croup
Disease (standardised): Croup (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Sharp, 24, Machinist

Occupation or role: Machinist
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1877
Date of death: 26 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Leukaemia. Cancer of spleen and of liver. Pulmonary and cerebral congestion, from the formation of white blood clots.
Disease (standardised): Leukaemia (Blood, Bone Marrow); Cancer (Spleen); Cancer (Liver); Congestion (Lung, Brain); Thrombosis (Lung, Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: From August 1876 the patient had noticed a lump in the lower part of the right side of the abdomen, increasing in size, and from September a lump in the left side also. He suffered from nausea and vomiting, frontal headaches, cough, palpitations, anorexia and slight haematemesis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pulmonary vessels, heart, vascular system, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain, bones, lymphatic system, thyroid and tonsils
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Hyde, 54 or 57, [Wife of] Paper stainer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Paper stainer
Age: 54 or 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1886
Date of death: 24 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The case was that of a married woman who had no heritable history of phthisis. She had haemoptysis late in life, being under the care of Dr Dickinson in October 1885, when she exhibited the early symptoms of the secondary stage of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary tract
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Evans, 35, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1905
Date of death: 21 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Abdominal aneurism, sacculated of aorta and fusiform of superior mesenteric artery
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis Taylor, E.J.
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of pain in the stomach and back, increased in exertion. For the last 4 weeks he has been troubled with constipation. During the last few weeks he has been troubled with occasional vomiting, chiefly after drinking’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Boyce, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1895
Date of death: 7 Mar 1895
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: For the last fourteen years he had had a winter cough and generally an attack of bronchitis in the winter. He had had his usual winter cough this year but had never shaken it off.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, kidneys and bones
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Joyce, 41, Married

  • Occupation or role: Married
    Gender: Female
    Age: 41
    Date of admission: 13 Feb 1878
    Date of death: 12 Apr 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis: pulmonary oedema
    Disease (standardised): Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Oedema (Lung);
    Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Byam, W.
    Medical notes: 'History. Rheumatic fever 16 yrs. [years] before admission: four attacks in the following 12 years, all following parturitn [Parturition]. Subject to diarrhoea: very subject to sick headaches: had lived badly from 23 to 36: had a strong disgust to fat: diaphoresis habitually profuse. The last attacks of rheumatic fever began about Xmas 1873: she was in bed till the middle of March 1874: From that time she suffered from palpitation on the least exertion. The pains lasted till Mar. [March] 1875, and returned every time she tried to work. At the end of Oct. [October] 1877 she was suddenly ceased [sic] with cardiac pain, increased on movement: hepatic and epigastric pains occurring at irregular intervals and persistent vomiting. The skin became yellow, the bowels costive. A week later the legs swelled and the perspiration[?] increased. Vomiting continued every five minutes for five weeks: after that about twice or thrice a day after meals, pain being increased by the ingestion of food'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, ascites
    Illustrations: Yes
    Type of incident: n/a

Richard Neale, 43, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1861
Date of death: 20 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: Two months before he was admitted he grazed his right elbow and the back of his thumb, but both places were quite healed in less than a week, and presented no symptoms afterwards. About a month afterwards he thought he caught cold, followed by shivering, sore throat and difficulty swallowing
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and spine, thorax and abdomen
Illustrations: yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Rock, 65, Lighterman

Occupation or role: Lighterman
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1896
Date of death: 19 Apr 1897
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of sigmoid. Colotomy
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Intestines); Colotomy (Colon) ()
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of pain in the rectum and that he passed blood and mucus, also he was losing weight'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Gaylor, 37, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1880
Date of death: 1 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of kidneys, urinary tract and lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Urinary tract); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For about four months before admission she suffered from ‘cold chills’, profuse night sweats for two to three months and emaciation for four months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and urinary apparatus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Lewis Cox, [No age stated], Gas fitter

Occupation or role: Gas fitter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1881
Date of death: 8 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart. Granular kidneys. Jaundice (cardiac aneurism)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Jaundice (Skin); Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He can give no account of any previous severe diseases, but for the last 7 or 8 years he has felt himself very short of breath, with palpitations and slight pain over the left side of the chest. These symptoms grew sufficient about 3 years ago to prevent his doing any further work; since then he has been living very poorly'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Fricken, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1880
Date of death: 4 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Stirling, Edward Charles
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
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Edward C Tyler, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1875
Date of death: 7 Apr 1875
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Destruction of base of mitral. Rupture into pericardium
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Rupture (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Fenwick, John Charles James
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: This patient had had an attack of rheumatism at the age of thirteen, since when he had lost flesh and had dyspnoea on exertion.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, liver, kidney, spleen, brain and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

John Woods, 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1895
Date of death: 11 Mar 1895
Disease (transcribed): Intussusception (Laparotomy)
Disease (standardised): Intussusception (Intestines); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Ward, Arthur Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: This child was admitted in a very collapsed state having had constipation for five days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, testicles and intestines
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Jesse Underwood, 47, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1880
Date of death: 4 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: About January 1879 while walking quietly in the street, he suddenly lost the power of speech. About the same time as the aphasia he noticed shortness of breath with attacks of fainting and giddiness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and meninges
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Francis, 31, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1891
Date of death: 5 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Vegetative endocarditis. Cerebral embolism and softening. Carcinoma of pylorus
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Embolism (Brain); Carcinoma (Pylorus)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history of disease: mother living and hale. The woman was a cook, unmarried, and 11 months before her death she bore a healthy child. During her pregnancy she tried to conceal her condition by tight lacing and suffered from much vomiting. After her confinement she worked hard and had ill-health. The catamenia [menstruation] did not reappear, and she was much troubled with dyspeptic symptoms. Nothing more definite was ascertainable'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Mary Langton, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1891
Date of death: 5 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of liver
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
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 post mortem examination'
Illustrations: Yes (relating to case PM/1891/124)
Type of incident: n/a n/a

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