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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

Bertram Groner, 40, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1895
Date of death: 4 Mar 1895
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma – Suprarenal – in liver and glands also, as well as in lung
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Adrenal glands); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: He was first taken ill six months ago when he caught cold. Two months ago he had spasmodic attacks of difficulty of breathing, followed by ascites and swollen legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, kidneys, bladder and testes
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Wellman, 36, Lath-render

Occupation or role: Lath-render
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1881
Date of death: 24 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Abscess of the liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Liver); Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'On Feb 14, 1881 he was attacked with sudden & severe diarrhoea which had not left him at the time of his admission. Previous to this attack he had been in fairly good health, though he had lost 2 stone in weight in the last 4 years, & had had slight winter cough. He had never been out of England, & had had no previous attack of diarrhoea. He attributed the present attack to eating some muscles [mussels] on Feb 14'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Ernest French, 14 months, [Wife of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Labourer
Age: 14 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1910
Date of death: 15 Mar 1910
Disease (transcribed): Convulsions. Catarrh of stomach and bowels
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Systemic); Catarrh (Stomach); Catarrh (Intestines)
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: He had been an in patient from January 3rd to February 13th 1910 for marasmus and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Ernest E Wakefield, 3, [Child of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Coachman
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1883
Date of death: 18 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Catarrhal pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He was a child described by his mother as ‘always liable to have cough when he had a cold’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tonsils, fauces, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Carter, 23, Kitchenmaid

Occupation or role: Kitchenmaid
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1881
Date of death: 18 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the lungs, kidneys, intestines & peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, kidneys, intestines, peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Her mother died of 'consumption' at 46. No further history of pulmonary disease. She has had very good health up to Dec 1880 when her appetite fell off, and she had occasional vomiting & much headache. Menstruation continued regular. In Jan 1881 she had severe vomiting for 3 days; not apparently immediately excited by food; vomit consisted mostly of undigested food; no blood; no cough'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Constance Ireland, 10 months, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 10 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1914
Date of death: 25 Mar 1914
Disease (transcribed): Tabes mesenterica. Tuberculosis of lungs with excavitation. Tuberculous ulcers of intestines. Two ulcer in the stomach
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stanfield
Medical examination performed by: Waller, Wathen Ernest
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: A breast fed child until two days previously when she was given citrated cow’s milk. The child was always weakly and wasting for one month.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, trachea, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Davis, 34, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1883
Date of death: 14 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Muco-enteritis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Muco-enteritis (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: It appeared that during the last three or four years she had had some severe attacks of diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Jessie Pennington, 14, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1882
Date of death: 27 Mar 1882
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid ulceration and perforation of small intestine
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: Five days before admission she began to feel chilly, with vague aching pains all over and much headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, peritoneum and intestinal canal
Type of incident: n/a

Mary O’Ryan, 17, Orphan

Occupation or role: Orphan
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1879
Date of death: 6 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): (Phthisis) Tuberculosis of lungs and intestines. Lardaceous infiltration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
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: For about a month before admission he noticed her feet and legs swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Stanley, 23, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1890
Date of death: 25 Feb 1890
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Phthisis. Lardaceous
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The patient said he had suffered from dyspnoea on exertion for four or five years, and had had much cough for six months, and dropsy of the legs for three months. There was loss of voice for five weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

James Corrie, 22, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1888
Date of death: 18 Mar 1889
Disease (transcribed): Communication between oesophagus and trachea. Ulceration of trachea. Septic pneumonia of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Communication (Oesophagus); Communication (Trachea); Ulcer (Trachea); Sepsis (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The patient was a soldier. Two years before admission he had gonorrhoea from which he recovered. Four months before his admission his testis were found to be swollen, and he also suffered from cough. He later had a purulent discharge from the left testicle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, larynx, trachea, oesophagus, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, testes, brain, eyes and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Littlefield, 46, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1889
Date of death: 17 Mar 1889
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of stomach. Secondary deposit in lymphatic glands. Injection of lymphatics of lungs and heart
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Lymph (Lung); Lymph (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The patient had been a solider in the Westmoreland Regiment and he served in India. Towards the end of 1888 he began to lose his appetite and to get thin. He suffered also from cough at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, kidneys, spleen, liver, stomach, brain and eyes
Type of incident: n/a

William Biddle, 29, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1880
Date of death: 8 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophic cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver)
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: On admission the patient was semi-delirious, the abdomen was much swollen and there was marked dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood and arteries
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Evans, 41, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1910
Date of death: 25 Feb 1910
Disease (transcribed): Aortic and mitral stenosis. Aortic reflux from perforation of cusp. Ulcerative endocarditis. Abscess in prostate. Ulcers in intestine
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Abscess (Prostate); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 dyspnoea for six months which was getting gradually worse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, gall bladder, portal veins, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, testes and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Lilly Cooper, 20 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1883
Date of death: 4 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Lobular pneumonia. Ulceration of pharynx, tonsils and larynx
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Ulcer (Pharynx); Ulcer (Palatine tonsil); Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Her brother, who had been living in the same house, was admitted on February 24th and died on the same day of laryngeal diphtheria (see PM no 68). She had been taken ill with ‘measles and scarlet fever together’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, tonsils, larynx, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Rider, 37, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1883
Date of death: 4 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of left lung. Pleuritis. Right empyema. Pyaemia. Abscesses in liver and spleen
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleura); Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Liver); Abscess (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: About a week before admission he had occasional rigors and much cough with copious sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Shaw, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1879
Date of death: 27 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of brain. Inflammation of mastoid cells. Cirrhosis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Inflammation (Skull); Cirrhosis (Liver); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Three years before admission a scaly eruption appeared all over the body. Under treatment it disappeared, but was followed by loss of hair, headache and pains in the limbs. Two years later he had ulcerated legs and severe sore throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mastoid region, dura mater, brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary apparatus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Cornell, 25, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 25
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1920
Date of death: 11 Mar 1920
Disease (transcribed): Multiple hepatic suppuration (actinomyestic). General plastic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Neighbour, Philip Morgan
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Silverback, 37, Salesman

Occupation or role: Salesman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1889
Date of death: 26 Feb 1889
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of thoracic aorta (descending portion) which had burst into the oesophagus. Haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Rupture (Oesophagus); Haemorrhage (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The patient was found in Hyde Park in a state of unconsciousness. A pool of blood was found beside him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, heart, lungs, larynx, trachea, mouth, oesophagus, stomach, spleen, liver, kidneys, testes and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Ward, 44, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1910
Date of death: 18 Feb 1910
Disease (transcribed): Subdiaphragmatic abscess. Suppuration in liver. ‘Small white’ kidneys
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Diaphragm); Suppuration (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
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: There was history of sudden epigastric pain commencing three days before admission, not affected by food. It was followed by shivering.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, portal vein, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Hampton, 47, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1889
Date of death: 4 Feb 1890
Disease (transcribed): Myxo-sarcoma of stomach and ovary
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The patient came into St George’s Hospital in April 1889. She gave a history of having passed gall stones which she proffered she saw. At the beginning of December she began to have much abdominal pain which was referred chiefly to the epigastric region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, stomach, spleen ovaries and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Eleanor Groves, 49, [Wife of] Waiter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Waiter
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1899
Date of death: 11 Feb 1900
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: The patient had been short of breath for two or three years, with a slight cough and occasional spitting of clots of blood. She had recently been subject to epistaxis, swollen abdomen, retching and vomiting, piles and passing blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, alimentary canal and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Welbourn, 45, Confectioner

Occupation or role: Confectioner
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1888
Date of death: 31 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of right half of pons and of anterior half of floor of fourth ventricle. Old phthisis. Pericarditis. Hobnailed liver
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said his father died of ‘drink’; he could give no details. His mother died at the age of 82. There was no family history of neurosis. The man gave no history of syphilis. He had had rheumatism three times. The first attack occurred when he was 25 years of age. He was laid up for 3 months. He had a second attack when he was 32, and was kept in bed then for 2 months. A third attack occurred when he was 40. On the last occasion he was only kept in bed for 3 days, but he had immediately afterwards some illness which he called pneumonia. The symptoms were cough and blood-spitting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Feet, skull, brain, thorax, heart, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Shephard, 50, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1900
Date of death: 5 Feb 1901
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of duodenum. Pyaemia. Carcinoma of duodenum in neighbourhood of bile papilla
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Duodenum); Sepsis (Systemic); Cancer (Duodenum)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Stokes, Whitley Bland
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: He was fairly well up to two years ago when he noticed pain in hypogastrium after food and pain has been present ever since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

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