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Harriet Madge, 51, [Wife of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. All cavities of the heart dilated. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatic fever. She said that for 30 years she had suffered from bronchitis every winter. From October 1887 till she came into the hospital she was much troubled with cough and shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, sternum, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Nutley, 69, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jun 1888
Date of death: 5 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bright’s disease. Dilated & fatty heart. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
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 man was born on the same day as HRH the Queen. He had generally had good health. He said that he had suffered from small pox about 50 years before his admission, that he had never had scarlatina, and that he had not been laid up with any illness for 43 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, lungs, larynx, trachea, kidneys, spleen, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Collard, 64, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1888
Date of death: 12 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis with vegetations. Aortic incompetence. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Scar of healed gastric ulcer
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient’s father had gout. The man said he had suffered from rheumatism, and that he was first laid up with it 30 years before he came to the hospital, and was ill for 2 months. He had many attacks and the last was in January 1888. There was some doubt as to the nature of the attacks from which he suffered; it seemed likely that they were gout. His big toe, he said, was always first affected, and was red and shiny. He was a considerable drinker of beer. His average was half a gallon a day, and on festive occasions he drank more’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Archie Marshall, 11, [Child of] Bootmaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Bootmaker
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1888
Date of death: 25 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Vegetations on mitral valve. Hypertrophy of both sides of the heart. Splenic & renal infarctions
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Infarction (Spleen, kidneys)
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 boy had had two attacks of rheumatic fever, the first 2 years, the second one year before he came to St George’s. He gave no history of earlier complications during the attacks. He had not had chorea. He began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea and went to the Victoria Hospital for Children where mitral disease was diagnosed. He was treated with digitalis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, brain, ears

Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Stanford, 61, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1888
Date of death: 12 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Caseating tubercles found in the lungs, bronchial glands, suprarenal bodies and intestines
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lungs, kidneys, intestines)
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 woman could give no good history of herself. According to her own account she was well till about a week before her admission when she had a ‘fit’, the nature of which she could not explain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Munns, 24, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1888
Date of death: 18 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Thrombosis of cortical veins over right cerebral hemisphere. Hemorrhages into right hemisphere
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Thrombosis (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman was a servant. She had generally had good health. She said that about six years before she came to the hospital she had measles, and four years later her tonsils were ‘cut out’. She had always been anaemic, but her catamenia [menstruation] were regular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, stomach, intestines, tongue, oesophagus, teeth, lungs, heart

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

Julia Miller, 8, [Child of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Shoemaker
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'She came into the hospital again December 14, 1887. She looked better than when she left the hospital. Her temperature was normal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, pericardium, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain
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Type of incident: n/a