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William Godfrey, 45, Traveller

Occupation or role: Traveller
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1880
Date of death: 21 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Operation. Extirpation of larynx. Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Extirpation (Larynx); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'This case was read before the Clinical Society, and the accompanying [cutting] is the account that appeared in the Lancet of April 2nd 1881'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen O'Brien, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1881
Date of death: 13 Jul 1881
Disease (transcribed): Removal of spleen
Disease (standardised): Removal (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Mr Haward [John Warrington Haward] brought this case before the Clinical Society and the following is an account extracted from 'The Lancet': Mr Warrington Haward related a case of splenectomy. The patient, a woman aged forty-nine, had usually enjoyed good health, and had never suffered from ague or any intermittent fever. The catamenia [menstruation] had ceased three years. She had been married seven years, but had not had children. For eighteen months she had suffered pain in the left side of the abdomen, and for ten months had been aware of the presence of an abdominal tumour'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Taylor, 4 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1892
Date of death: 21 May 1892
Disease (transcribed): Cancrum oris. Septic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Noma (Mouth); Pneumonia (Lung)
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
Type of incident: n/a

James Arms, 62, Railway guard

Occupation or role: Railway guard
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1892
Date of death: 9 Jun 1892
Disease (transcribed): Squamous celled epithelioma of the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: This man was hardly able to speak. He could not at first swallow solids, and later on had great difficulty in getting liquids into the stomach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spine, neck, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, spleen, liver, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, prostate and testes
Type of incident: n/a