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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

Richard Leppard, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1878
Date of death: 17 Mar 1879
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary phthisis (tubercular. Numerous suppurating cavities)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Suppuration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: In November 1878 he spat up while coughing about three tablespoonfuls of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
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
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

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 Tyrrell
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
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

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

Henry Mansfield, 9, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1907
Date of death: 17 Apr 1907
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous pyonephrosis. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Kidney); Nephrosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Evans, John Howell
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: In September 1906 this boy was readmitted from Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital and a few days later was transferred to a Surgical War. On October 4th a swelling in the left loin was incised by Mr Pendlebury.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, peritoneum, kidneys, bladder, prostate, mesenteric glands, retroperitoneal glands, spleen, alimentary tract, pancreas, brain and gall bladder and ducts
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Patrick Murray, 27, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1886
Date of death: 4 Apr 1886
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See Notes No. 425
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Lentz, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1891
Date of death: 10 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Suppurating hydatid cyst. Rupture into right lung
Disease (standardised): Echinococcosis Cyst Suppuration Rupture (Lungs)
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: 'On two previous occasions the patient had been in the hospital and had had the cyst cupped by Mr Pick [Thomas Pickering Pick] and then left the hospital apparently well. Just before Christmas she came to the hospital again having then a swelling on the right side of the abdomen, quite soft, smooth & fluctuating'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a 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

Ethel Hawkins, 26, Dining room attendant

Occupation or role: Dining room attendant
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1918
Date of death: 30 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of kidneys, ureters & bladder. Nephrectomy. Anuria
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Kidneys, ureters, bladder); Nephrectomy (Kidneys); Anuria (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'Pain on micturition, frequency and intermittent haematuria for 13 years. Pain in both loins for 10 years. Bowels very loose. Occasional diarrhoea. Never constipation. Appetite poor. No sweating. Cough all the winter. No vomiting. No history of TB in the family’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations or photographs: 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

Edith Plumb, 30, Children's nurse

Occupation or role: Children's nurse
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1891
Date of death: 22 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Chronic arteritis (syphilitic). Thrombosis of cerebral arteries. Cerebral softening. Spinal meningitis
Disease (standardised): Arteritis (Blood vessels); Syphilis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Brain); Softening (Brain); Meningitis (Spinal cord, brain); ()
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman was a children's nurse. She was unmarried but had borne three children, two of whom died in infancy. The man with whom she had consorted for 9 years was able to give no history with a bearing upon syphilis. She had enjoyed excellent health, and complained of nothing but headache of late years'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Annie Stiles, 33, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1880
Date of death: 27 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
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

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

George Hogg, 43, Van driver

Occupation or role: Van driver
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Brought in dead
Date of death: 7 Jul 1916
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of intrapericardial aneurysm. Syphilitic mesaortitis
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Heart); Syphilis (Systemic); Mesaortitis (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
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, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Illustrations or photographs: 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

John Reynolds, 40, Omnibus driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus driver
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1906
Date of death: 13 Jun 1906
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Suppurative mediastinitis. Basal pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung); Mediastinitis (Mediastinum); Suppuration (Mediastinum); Pericarditis (Heart);
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'The illness commenced 3 weeks before admission with R [right] sided pleurisy, but the condition did not improve and the temperature became irregular. When admitted patient was very dyspnoeic and there was marked dulness about the base of the R. [Right] lung. A needle was inserted – pus was found'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Elliott, 43, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1880
Date of death: 7 May 1880
Disease (transcribed): Head wound. (Tetanus). Swelling of the left parotid gland
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Tetanus (Systemic); Inflammation (Parotid gland)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: The patient had for a long time led an exceedingly intemperate life. On the day of admission she fell down stairs while drunk, and struck her head against the edge of a step.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, lungs, heart ,liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Albert Brown, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1890
Date of death: 2 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Potts disease
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, spinal (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See Surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No post mortem examination
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Field, 52, Bus driver

Occupation or role: Bus driver
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1876
Date of death: 1 Jul 1876
Disease (transcribed): General tuberculosis of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
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: The only history that could be got for this man was that he had had cough and cold for nine months, getting gradually worse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Hall, 39, Attendant

Occupation or role: Attendant
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 May 1869
Date of death: 3 Jun 1869
Disease (transcribed): Old dysentery. Amyloid degeneration. Phthisis. Ulceration
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man had been in the army from 1852 to 1860 and had served in the Crimea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Illustrations of photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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