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Luther Baker, 27, Commissionaire

Occupation or role: Commissionaire
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1887
Date of death: 22 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma occupying the whole of the left half of the chest and bulging over two inches beyond the median line
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Chest)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'An old soldier: no history of heritable disease. In 1882 he had a chancre which was followed by constitutional syphilis for which he was treated in Army with mercury. In 1884 he got a wound in the palm of the right hand: this healed at once […] In August 1885, the right forearm was amputated in Belfast Military Hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, heart, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, testicles
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (see PM/1888/68)
Type of incident: n/a

George Hayward, 32, Greengrocer's assistant

Occupation or role: Greengrocer's assistant
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1899
Date of death: 7 Jul 1899
Disease (transcribed): Recklinghausen's disease complicated with a sarcomatous growth involving the brachial plexus
Disease (standardised): Neurofibromatosis 1 (Nervous system); Sarcoma (Brachial plexus);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy, Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'A man, aged 32 years, had had all his life a mass of molluscum fibrosum covering the back of the left side of the head and neck and upper part of the left front of the chest and left shoulder. This growth had not increased in size except in so far as it had developed equally with the rest of the patient's body. The skin of the body was generally brownish, but scattered all over the trunk, limbs, head, and neck there were areas where the pigmentation was concentrated either into patches of considerable size, as large as a shilling or in a few instances larger, or in small discrete patches resembling freckles'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: External examination, lungs, pleurae, heart, great vessels, great systemic vessels, larynx, trachea, abdominal organs
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a