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Joseph Brooks, 65, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1876
Date of death: 31 Dec 1876
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal Obstruction
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been already three times in the hospital within three of four years with similar symptoms. Three days before admission he got wet through. The next day he was suddenly attacked by vomiting and severe abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Patrick Duggan, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1878
Date of death: 14 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic cancer
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No history of heritable disease in the family: one sister had had 'fits'. Previous history of good health and temperance: not fond of fat. Quite well till the end of July 1877, when he noticed a lump in the R. [Right] hypochondrium. Nine weeks later he was attacked suddenly with stabbing pain in the L. [Left[ flank, and weakness: he had to give up work at once. Two of three days later the appetite failed: cough and dyspnoea commenced gradually and steadily increased. In the course of another fortnight pain extended to the upper part of chest and L. [Left] shoulder. Early in December the tumour became painful: and some lumps formed in the skin. Early in January, the pain in the tumour became severe: pain appeared also in R. [Right] flank: the bowels, hitherto regular became costive. He began to lose flesh early in March'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Lumsdale, 50, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1878
Date of death: 28 Nov 1878
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the pancreas and liver
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Pancreas); Carcinoma (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. Nothing noticeable in previous history. About the middle of August, he was attacked quite suddenly with a sharp cutting pain in the loins, which persisted, though with intervals of relief. A fortnight or so later, it extended all over the hypogastrium, and gradually all over the abdomen. It now frequently alternated between there and the loins. The urine, hitherto natural, now grew darker and he began to lose flesh. On Sept [September] 27th the severity of the pain compelled him to take to bed. At the same time dull pain appeared in the epigastrium, the bowels became constipated, and he began to vomit. The last symptom continued violently for nine days'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, pancreas
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Lawler, 41, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Aug 1877
Date of death: 14 Aug 1877
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of stomach. Encephaloid of spleen and left lung
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Spleen); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Wilson, Edward
Medical notes: For nine months the patient had suffered from severe and increasing pain in the left hypochondrium and left flank of the abdomen, aggravated after food, with flatulence. Also a slight hacking cough, deficient appetite, weakness and loss of flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and stomach.
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Rachel Luant, 46, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1877
Date of death: 8 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of Liver
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from severe pains in the back and paroxysmal pains in the left inframammary region for over ten months. She had noticed a lump in the abdomen, had vomited, and had been jaundiced for about three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, duodenum, pancreas, uterus and brain
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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

Honoria Mahoney, 78, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Gender: Female
Age: 78
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1878
Date of death: 5 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the Pylorus and of the Liver, Biliary obstruction
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver); Obstruction (Biliary tract);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No very satisfactory information was to be obtained from this patient. She saw that for five years she had been subject to attacks of jaundice, commencing with stoppage of the urine, lasting about a week, and usually relieved by 5 gr [grams?] of calomel. The present attack was of 3 wks [weeks] date: it commenced in the usual manner, but failed to be relieved by treatment. It was accompanied by much costiveness: by vomiting about every other day and by a sense of distension in the waist. The cough complained of was of 2 yrs [years] and 8 mo [months] date; and had succeeded an attack of 'bronchitis'. Dyspnoea had been a constant accompaniment. The legs, she said had been in the habit of swelling all her life'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, kidneys, spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Lower, 40, Wife

Occupation or role: Wife
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1882
Date of death: 1 Jul 1882
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of peritoneum, liver and ovaries. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Ovary); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Two months before admission she felt too weak to do her ordinary work, and three weeks later she noticed abdominal swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and ovaries
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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

Thomas Lucking, 50, Farm bailiff

Occupation or role: Farm bailiff
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1880
Date of death: 4 May 1880
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma. Scirrhus of the stomach, gastro-hepatic omentum, right suprarenal capsule and glands. Encephaloid of the liver (abscess of lung? From scirrhus)
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Adrenal glands); Cancer (Liver); Abscess (Lung); Cancer (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: About February 1880 he began to feel weak and languid, his appetite began to fail, and he experienced a peculiar ‘fluttering pain’ in the left side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, abdomen, oesophagus, intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and suprarenal capsules
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Clara Gifford, 18, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1880
Date of death: 19 May 1880
Disease (transcribed): Fibroid phthisis – cavities. Ulceration of the intestines – tubercles
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fibrosis (Lung); Cavities (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Her illness commenced about October 1879, she had a slight cough, at first without sputum, latterly with a very little.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Jane West, 65, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1880
Date of death: 3 Oct 1880
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the pancreas and stomach. Pyaemia. Suppurative disease of the internal ear
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Stomach); Sepsis (Systemic); Suppuration (Ear); Disease (Ear)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For the last twelve months she had been growing weaker, losing flesh and appetite.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: , lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, pancreas
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

George Harrison, 32, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1888
Date of death: 18 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophic cirrhosis of the liver. Albuminoid change in liver, spleen, stomach & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Gamgee, Arthur and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of syphilis, nor of having suffered form any disease causing prolonged suppuration. At one time he said he drank a gallon or two of beer daily and 2 or 3 ‘goes’ of spirits, but he said that for 2 ½ years before he came to the hospital he had taken less. For 2 years he had been subjects to attacks of epistaxis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testes, stomach, intestines, thorax, heart, lungs, tongue, brain, eyes
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Grimley, 50, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Oct 1888
Date of death: 5 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of pyloric end of stomach
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was a waterman. He had been a healthy man. He had scarlatina when a child and small pox when he was 19: he had no other illness. He came to St George’s in august 1888. He complained of constipation, abdominal pain and flatulence. He was under the care of Dr Whipham [Thomas Tillyer Whipham]. His abdomen was rather distended, but was not tender. His recti muscles contracted when he was examined, and no abdominal tumour was found’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, tongue, oesophagus, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, thorax, heart
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Esther Puddiphatt, 4, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1892
Date of death: 30 Jun 1892
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not seen by Medical Registrar
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No postmortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Ascott, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Nov 1893
Date of death: 6 Nov 1893
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of hydatid cyst into peritoneal cavity. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Echinococcosis (Liver); Rupture (Abdomen); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William. Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: Two years ago she began to get somewhat pale, but had no wasting or pain or disturbance of the bowels. About thirteen years ago she first noticed a swelling in the upper abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and head
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Broad, 45, Coach builder

Occupation or role: Coach builder
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1889
Date of death: 18 Jan 1890
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Epithelioma of sigmoid flexure. Operation for relief of obstruction
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Cancer (Intestines); Operation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: He was well until January 9th when he had pain of griping character across the upper part of his abdomen. He said he felt as if his bowels would act, but they did not.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas McNamara, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1890
Date of death: 7 Jun 1890
Disease (transcribed): Intussusception. Follicular enteritis
Disease (standardised): Intussesception (Intestines); Enteritis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Newton, Reginald Frederick Henry
Medical notes: She had generally had good health but had been subject to attacks of diarrhoea. On June 6th the child was on the door step and he suddenly cried out that he had pain in the belly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, pericardium, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Helena Bentley, 27, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1894
Date of death: 6 Nov 1894
Disease (transcribed): Subdiaphragmatic abscess - from perforation of Gastic ulcer
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'For five years this patient had suffered from pain in the epigastrium and between the shoulders after food - She occasionally vomited after food. No history of haematemesis - A fortnight ago she was attacked with severe pain in abdomen and back and this was followed by swelling of the belly. The pain came on suddenly and was so severe as to make her faint - On admission she was found to be an emaciated woman breathing somewhat quickly and complaining of pain and swelling in the stomach'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

John Gathercole, 57, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1894
Date of death: 2 Jan 1895
Disease (transcribed): Fibrosis of stomach (? malignant)
Disease (standardised): Fibrosis (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient gave a history of pain after food during the four months previous to admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals and testes
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

Beatrice Haile, 42, [Wife of] Messenger

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Messenger
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1886
Date of death: 12 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the peritoneal coat of the bowel. Peritonitis. Enteritis. Following hernia (which had been relieved by operation)
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured for five or six years. Four days ago the patient was carrying a heavy load and felt the rupture come down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

James Godfrey, 35, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1886
Date of death: 15 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Lymphadenoma
Disease (standardised): Lymphadenoma (Salivary glands)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: From October 1885 he had slight left sided pleurisy and the abdomen and legs were noticed to swell. Since then emaciation had been steady.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, glands, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach brain and lymphatic glands
Type of incident: n/a

Kate O'Dowd, 40, [Wife of] Soldier

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Soldier
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Oct 1916
Date of death: 29 Nov 1916
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of transverse colon. Removal. End to end anastomosis. Local peritonitis. Dilatation of stomach due to obstruction by band
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Anastomosis (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Dilatation (Stomach); Obstruction (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: She had not been in good health for a year. She had swelling in the left side of the abdomen for six weeks, becoming larger and more painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen only examined
Illustrations or photographs: Yes Type of incident: n/a

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