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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

Charlotte Thake, 40, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1907
Date of death: 4 Apr 1907
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma recti. Secondary growths in wall of caecum (direct extension) and in lumbar and higher prevertebral glands and in liver and peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Golla, Frederick Lucien
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: For the past two months the patient had had pain in the lower part of the abdomen. For the past five weeks she had passed blood per rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, alimentary canal, stomach, small intestine, rectum, pelvic glands, lumbar glands, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and uterus
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

Georgiana Bicknell, 17, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1902
Date of death: 11 Apr 1902
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer. General septic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Sepsis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: Brought in dead
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, peritoneum, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, intestines and uterus
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

John Mannooch, 69, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1911
Date of death: 9 May 1911
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Recurrent carcinoma in rectum. Old excision of sigmoid. Colotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Cancer (Rectum); Excision (Intestines); Colotomy (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Frankau, Claude Howard Stanley
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He was quite well and at work with a well acting colotomy until four days before admission when the colotomy ceased to act and he had griping epigastric pains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen only examined
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Parfett, 68, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Gender: Female
Age: 68
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1898
Date of death: 7 Apr 1899
Disease (transcribed): Colloid carcinoma of stomach with secondary growths in abdomen
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Stomach); Growth (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Admitted under care of physician. Prev. Hist. [Previous History]: Good. Fam. [History]: 'Cancer' in family. Pt. [Patient] had had swelling 'of stomach' for 3 wks [weeks] with frequent vomiting after meals. No haematemesis, no history of biliary colic or jaundice. Oedema of legs 14 days. Some indefinite pain about abden [abdomen] complained of bowels constipated'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Herbert Ramm, 9 months , [Child of] Caretaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Caretaker
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1903
Date of death: 26 Apr 1903
Disease (transcribed): Laparotomy wound for intussusception. Congestion of lower end of the ileum and caecum. Local recent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Laparotomy (Abdomen); Intussusception (Intestines); Congestion (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The baby was suddenly seized with severe pain in the abdomen, being doubled up, and was writhing about and screaming. Vomiting followed immediately.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea, bronchi, larynx, thyroid, thymus, pericardium, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract and alimentary canal
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Janey Hislop, 33, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1907
Date of death: 14 Jan 1908
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of pelvis. Transposition of upper abdominal viscera
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Transposition (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Back, Ivor Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was knocked down by a horse omnibus in Grosvenor Gardens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdominal organs, bladder, alimentary tract, skull and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Herbert Murrel, 29, Milkman

Occupation or role: Milkman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1880
Date of death: 10 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the stomach and neighbourhood. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: In January 1879 he began to fail in strength and found that ‘he could not lift things as he used to’. He was later attacked with pain in the left loin, profuse perspiration and difficulty in ‘keeping food down’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs, prostate and testes
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Gough, 50, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1903
Date of death: 4 May 1903
Disease (transcribed): Generalized miliary tuberculosis. Tuberculous abscesses. Tubercles in lungs, viscera, pericardium, pleurae, peritoneum and cerebral meninges. Tuberculous abscesses in brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Heart); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Brain);Abscess (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: This man had weakness starting rather suddenly in April 1902, then much night sweating and gradual loss of flesh with dyspnoea. There was some pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, testes, alimentary canal and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Amies, 45, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Date of admission: 15 May 1906
Date of death: 16 May 1906
Disease (transcribed): Appendicitis: generalized peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'For five days patient had suffered from severe Rt [Right] sided abdominal pain which had been getting gradually worse. She had vomited once at the beginning of the attack but not since'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, peritoneum, omentum, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, appendix, caecum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, ovaries, diaphragm
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Clara Batchelor, 20, Nursemaid

Occupation or role: Nursemaid
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1892
Date of death: 18 Apr 1892
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of pelvis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickson, T.W.
Medical notes: For four months the patient had had a little haemoptysis at times. About three months ago she began to notice the abdomen swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, lungs and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Rowbottom, 31, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1907
Date of death: 6 May 1907
Disease (transcribed): ? Appendicitis. Right ovarian cyst. [Laparotomy. Appendicectomy]. Atrophied right kidney due to impaction of calculus in right ureter. Calculous pyonephrosis on left side. Calculous ‘anuria’. Old rheumatic endocarditis of mitral valve, without stenosis or obvious reflux
Disease (standardised): Appendicitis (Appendix); Cysts (Ovary); Laparotomy (Abdomen); Appendicectomy (Appendix); Atrophy (Kidney); Calculi (Ureter);Nephrosis (Kidney) ; Anuria (Urinary tract) ; Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Jaffray, Francis
Medical examination performed by: Evans, John Howell
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: The patient had pain in the lower stomach on both sides, especially the left on an off since last August.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea, pericardium, heart, larynx, thyroid, liver, pancreas, spleen, suprarenals, ureters, bladder and genital organs
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elsie Milson, 16, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1904
Date of death: 20 Apr 1904
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer. Septic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Sepsis (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'History. Apr. [April] 12. Evening. Pain in R. [Right] side commenced: no vomiting. Apr. [April] 15. 2.30 pm. Pain suddenly became acute, ½ hour after taking a cup of tea. Caused her to double up: no vomiting. Two tabloids given which eased the pain and caused her to sleep. Had been anaemic and dyspeptic for several months: pain immediately after food, lasting about 2 hours. No constipation'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Eldridge, 47, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1907
Date of death: 9 Jan 1907
Disease (transcribed): Calculus in common bile dict. Laparotomy. Removal of calculus. Hydatids in liver and common duct
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bile duct); Laparotomy (Abdomen); Echinococcosis (Liver); Echinococcosis (Bile ducts)
Admitted under the care of: Jones, Lawrence
Medical examination performed by: Evans, John Howell
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: The patient had been treated at the hospital for tuberculosis of the left hip joint on several former occasions.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, oesophagus, tonsils, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aortic valves, aorta, peritoneum, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, stomach and intestines
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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

Martha Satchell, 60, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Feb 1880
Date of death: 24 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the alimentary canal and peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen)
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: The symptoms for which she was admitted commenced four years back with great pain in the pit of the stomach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, abdomen, alimentary canal, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Ward, 50, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1904
Date of death: 21 Apr 1904
Disease (transcribed): Hydratid cysts of the liver and peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Cyst (Liver, peritoneal cavity);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted on April 5th for weakness and shortness of breath. A fortnight before admission he had had a 'bilious attack', his appetite had failed and he had felt sick. Ten days before admission he had had an attack of pain in the right supra-scapular region radiating to the neck, sufficiently severe to prevent sleep. Increasing shortness of breath for the 14 days preceding admission. There had been morning retching for years. Winter cough two years with expectoration and loss of weight. Previous history of rheumatic fever and syphilis. Nothing of importance in the family history'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Finch, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1897
Date of death: 24 May 1897
Disease (transcribed): Large white kidneys: peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'Patient was subject to oedema[?] as long as she could remember – Three months before admission she began to get short of breath, 8 weeks before she noticed swelling of the legs and belly, and passed bloody water since'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Huckle, 48, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1891
Date of death: 28 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Strangulation of small intestine by band of omentum passing into an umbilical hernia
Disease (standardised): Strangulation (Intestines); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'This patient was not seen by the registrar. She was admitted late at night, operated upon at once & died in a few hours. She had been troubled with pain & intestinal trouble for years, also with occasional vomiting'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Eliza Parsons, 69, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1880
Date of death: 3 May 1880
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Operation. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Perforation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For ten years she had had an umbilical hernia, which she had never been able to reduce completely.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Bridget Shea, 60, Housekeeper

  • Occupation or role: Housekeeper
    Gender: Female
    Age: 60
    Date of admission: 17 Apr 1878
    Date of death: 8 Jun 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Calcifying tumour in the right iliac fossa, psoas abscess, perforation into caecum and into peritoneum
    Disease (standardised): Tumour (Hip); Psoas abscess (Psoas muscles); Perforation (Intestines); Perforation (Abdomen);
    Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Wilson, E.
    Medical notes: 'History. No hereditary history. Previous history of good health: meat three times a day, disgust to fat: dislike to butter: bowels open about once in three days. Loss of appetite about 21 months. Tumour found in R. [Right] inguinal region for about 18 mo [months]. Pain about the tumour, and loss of flesh from May 1877. Much costiveness of bowels: hardly any action without purgations: vomiting seldom: (Woman unintelligent: account by no means clear)'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, tumour
    Illustrations: Yes
    Type of incident: n/a

George Williamson, 18, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jun 1903
Date of death: 2 Jun 1903
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of the jejunum. Necrosis of the mesentery and right peri-renal tissues. Localised peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Intestines); Necrosis (Mesentery); Necrosis (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: English, T. Crisp
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: The patient unsuccessfully tried to escape on a bicycle from a runaway carriage.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, alimentary canal, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, genito-urinary tract
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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