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Reginald Stepney, 5, [Child of] Railway guard

Occupation or role: [Child of] Railway guard
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1913
Date of death: 31 Oct 1913
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia ? (aplastic clinically). Acute leukaemia
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Leukaemia (Bone marrow, Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Frankau, Claude Howard Stanley
Medical examination performed by: Oram, Evelyn Henry Bardens
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He had pain in the back for a month. He fell out of a cart some months ago.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, thymus, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull, eyes, bones and marrow
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Roe, 37, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1913
Date of death: 8 Jul 1913
Disease (transcribed): Pernicious anaemia. Marked pigmentation
Disease (standardised): Anaemia, pernicious (Systemic); Pigmentation (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He had progressive weakness with increasing yellowness of the skin for two years. Of late he had noticed increasing dyspnoea and palpitation and a tendency to diarrhoea and sickness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cracknell, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1913
Date of death: 8 Jul 1913
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia. Purpura. Haematogenous jaundice. Pontine haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Purpura (Skin); Jaundice (Skin); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Turton, James Richard Henry
Medical notes: This man had been ill for one month with jaundice, melaena and haematuria. Three days before admission a profuse purpuric eruption appeared on the trunk and limbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium ,heart, oesophagus, aorta, gums, palate, tonsils, larynx, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, ureters, bladder and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Annette Portman, [No age stated], Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 May 1913
Date of death: 29 May 1913
Disease (transcribed): Acromegaly. Rupture of anuerysm of left middle cerebral artery
Disease (standardised): Acromegaly (Pituitary gland); Aneurysm (Arteries); Rupture (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: This woman was admitted unconscious with right sided hemiplegia. For ten years she had suffered from acromegaly, the only features that are lacking being normal were the visual fields and almost normal thumbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thymus, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, alimentary canal, skull, brain and spine
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Ward, 39, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jul 1912
Date of death: 16 Jul 1912
Disease (transcribed): Purulent otitis media. Basic purulent meningitis
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Ear); Otitis media (Ear); Suppuration (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient had severe pain in the back and legs for some weeks, with mental obscurity.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Herbert Stevens, 6 weeks , [Child of] Carman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Carman
Age: 6 weeks
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1912
Date of death: 26 Jun 1912
Disease (transcribed): Marasmus. ? Congenital syphilis
Disease (standardised): Protein-energy malnutrition (Systemic); Congenital syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for seven days with retraction of the head, screaming, vomiting and a rash on the buttocks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, suprarenals, spleen, kidneys, genito-urinary organs, alimentary tract, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Percy Clarke, 14, Hairdresser

Occupation or role: Hairdresser
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1912
Date of death: 18 Jun 1912
Disease (transcribed): Acute and chronic tubal nephritis. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The boy had abdominal pain for nine days which was attributed to a kick in the belly by another boy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Leonard Simcocks, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1911
Date of death: 13 Apr 1912
Disease (transcribed): Infective endocarditis of pulmonary valve. Pulmonary artery aneurysms
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Aneurysm (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Torrens, James Aubrey

Medical notes: This child had cough, praecordial pain and dyspnoea for six days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Kemp, 58, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1912
Date of death: 3 Apr 1912
Disease (transcribed): Purulent general peritonitis. Perinephritis (right). Abscesses both kidneys. Cyst adenoma of gall bladder. Atrophic scirrhus of right breast
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perinephritis (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Cysts (Gall bladder); Cancer (Breast)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Cohen, Bertie Isaac
Medical notes: She had pain in the right side of the abdomen, difficulty in holding her water for three months, and a tumour in the right breast for some time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, larynx, thyroid, abdomen, liver, pancreas, spleen and pelvic organs
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Selbut, 20, Baker’s assistant

Occupation or role: Baker’s assistant
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1911
Date of death: 19 Nov 1911
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Cellulitis of foot following abrasion
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Cellulitis (Skin); Abrasion (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: Wearing new boots ten days before admission chafed the great toe. Sepsis ensued with rapidity.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, prostate, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Sophie Vincent, 4, [Child of] labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] labourer
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jul 1911
Date of death: 30 Jul 1911
Disease (transcribed): (Whooping cough) Broncho-pneumonia. Acute nephritis
Disease (standardised): Whooping cough (Lung); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: The child had cough and dyspnoea for four days, followed by diarrhoea and pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, thyroid, thymus, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, alimentary tract, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bills, 60, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1911
Date of death: 27 May 1911
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia (streptococcal). Suppurative arthritis of left knee. Septic infarct of spleen. Old mitral disease and recent vegetative endocarditis. Dilated fatty heart. Perichonditic ulceration of larynx
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Suppuration (Knee); Arthritis (Knee); Infarction (Spleen); Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart);Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: He had cough and sore throat for fourteen days with joint swellings for two days. He had rheumatic fever as a boy which left his heart weak.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Joints, neck, pleurae, lungs, infratracheal glands, trachea, bronchi, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder and ducts, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary tract, stomach, genito urinary tract, brain, meninges and skull
Type of incident: n/a

Violet Vernon, 6, [Child of] Train driver

Occupation or role: [Child of] Train driver
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1911
Date of death: 4 May 1911
Disease (transcribed): Right otitis media and mastoiditis. Septic thrombosis of lateral and other sinuses. Pyaemia with septic infarcts in lungs. Collapse of left lower lobe of lung
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Mastoiditis (Skull); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Transverse sinuses); Infarction (Lung); Atelectasis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barwell, Harold Shuttleworth
Medical examination performed by: Frankau, Claude Howard Stanley
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: She had her tonsils and adenoids removed. Since that time she had had a bilateral otorrhoea and for for three days had had pain in the right ear with drowsiness and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, mediastinal glands, tonsils, larynx, trachea, thyroid, thymus, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, pancreas, alimentary tract, genito urinary tract, scalp, meninges, brain, venous sinuses, ears and mastoid
Type of incident: n/a

William Sawyer, 32, Secretary

Occupation or role: Secretary
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1911
Date of death: 19 Apr 1911
Disease (transcribed): Infective endocarditis (pneumococcal). Meningitis. Infarction of kidneys and spleen (pneumococcal pyaemia)
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Meningitis (Brain); Infarction (Kidney); Infarction (Spleen); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: He had sudden onset of pain in the side with rigor, cough and dyspnoea five days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, mitral valve, aorta, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, alimentary tract, meninges and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Nellie Crockford, 20, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 May 1910
Date of death: 1 Jun 1910
Disease (transcribed): Right apical lobar pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Jaffray, Francis
Medical examination performed by: Oram, Evelyn Henry Bardens
Post mortem examination performed by: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical notes: The patient had felt out of sorts on May 28th and vomited frequently during the night until midday 29th May. She had some abdominal pain during this period.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, stomach, intestines, appendix, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals and genitals
Type of incident: n/a

Harry Park, 4, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1910
Date of death: 7 Nov 1910
Disease (transcribed): Acute yellow atrophy of liver with red atrophy
Disease (standardised): Atrophy (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The child developed jaundice two weeks before admission which had persisted. On the day before admission the patient complained of abdominal pain and screamed much from then until he was admitted.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, bladder, alimentary canal and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Dunton, 45, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1910
Date of death: 2 Sep 1910
Disease (transcribed): Hydrochloric poisoning. Stricture of cardiac end of oesophagus and of antrum of pylorus. Anterior gastro-jejunostomy
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic); Constriction (Oesophagus); Constriction (Stomach); Gastric bypass (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: English, T. Crisp
Medical examination performed by: Oram, Evelyn Henry Bardens
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with history of having taken a quarter of a pint of spirits of salt.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, bladder, kidneys, adrenals, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: Suicide

Jessie Treson, 35, [Wife of] Musician

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Musician
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1910
Date of death: 24 Jul 1910
Disease (transcribed): Dermatitis herpetiformis or pemphigus. General toxaemia. Multiple infarction of heart wall
Disease (standardised): Dermatitis herpetiformis (Skin); Pemphigus (Skin); Toxaemia (Blood); Infarction (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fox, Wilfred Stephen
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: About three weeks before admission, ‘irritation’ was noticed on the shoulders and reddish ‘lumps’ appeared. Within several days, similar ‘lumps’ appeared all over the back, thighs and arms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Cox, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1910
Date of death: 25 Jun 1910
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease involving oesophagus and stomach and obstructing cystic and hepatic ducts. Calculus and obstruction of the left ureter. Ureteritis cystica. Jaundice. Ascites. Leucodermic patches in skin
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Cancer (Stomach); Obstruction (Bile ducts); Calculi (Ureters); Ureteritis (Ureters); Jaundice (Skin);Ascites (Abdomen) ; Leukodermia (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: This patient was sent up by a Doctor for jaundice. He was laid up in December 1909 and had been in bed ever since then. He had pain in the right hypochrondrium for the past two weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, prostate and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

John Marchant, 44, Motor driver

Occupation or role: Motor driver
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1910
Date of death: 22 Jun 1910
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia. Suppurative cellulitis of muscles of right chest
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Suppuration (Muscles); Cellulitis (Muscles)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient had not been well for a fortnight, with pains in the chest and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Piggott, 55, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1910
Date of death: 8 Jun 1910
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Broncho-pneumonia. Meningitis. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Meningitis (Brain); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The history was indefinite. The patient had influenza and pleurisy ten weeks ago. He went to work soon afterwards, but broke down again after a day or two.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Matthews, 43, Horsekeeper

Occupation or role: Horsekeeper
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1910
Date of death: 5 Jun 1910
Disease (transcribed): Pyopneumothorax and mediastinal abscess ulcerating into oesophagus. Pyopericardium. Pulmonary thrombosis
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Lung); Abscess (Mediastinum); Ulcer (Oesophagus); Pyopericardium (Heart); Thrombosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson. Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical notes: The patient was seized with sudden acute epigastric pain while waling. He was doubled up.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, oesophagus, diaphragm, peritoneum, stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, pancreas and pulmonary artery
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Morris, 39, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1910
Date of death: 27 May 1910
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Alcoholic mania.
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was admitted for jaundice and abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Bessie Bourne, 11 months, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 11 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1910
Date of death: 25 May 1910
Disease (transcribed): Follicular enteritis
Disease (standardised): Enteritis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical notes: The patient was admitted for diarrhoea and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, stomach, small gut, liver, gall apparatus, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Victor Haines, 11 Months, [Child of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Painter
Age: 11 Months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1910
Date of death: 25 May 1910
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous meningitis. Generalized tuberculosis. Chronic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Tuberculosis (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was said to have developed broncho-pneumonia six weeks before admission. He improved then, but the symptoms returned with some wasting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, adrenals, mesenteric glands, alimentary canal and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

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