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Post Mortem Examinations and Case Books

  • 406 PM
  • Collection
  • 1840-1946

The post mortem records contain manuscript case notes, with medical notes both pre and post mortem. These include details on patients’ admission to the hospital, treatments and medication administered to patients and the medical history of patients; the medical histories were copied into the volumes from hospital registers, which are no longer extant. The post mortem cases include detailed pathological findings made during the detailed examination of the body after death. From the 1880s onwards the case books contain original anatomical drawings and photographs.

The following information is recorded for each case. The information is transcribed from the case notes and/or the relevant index and, where relevant, additionally standardised using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

• Name of the patient. If a name is not entered in the volume, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No name stated]’

• Gender of the patient (female / male / unknown)

• Age of the patient. Usually in numbers, following the original, with the following exceptions: 4/12 = 4 months, 4/52 = 4 weeks, 4/365 = 4 days. If no age is entered, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No age stated]’

• Occupation of the patient. Where no occupation is entered, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No occupation stated]’. Children are often designated according to their father’s or mother’s occupation and women by their husband’s occupation (e.g. ‘F / Horsekeeper’, ‘M. Charwoman’, ‘Hd Grocer’); these have been rendered in the catalogue as ‘[Child of] Horsekeeper’, ‘[Wife of] Grocer’

• Date of admission and date of death

• The names of the doctors treating or examining the patient. ‘Admitted under the care of’ denotes the senior doctor in charge of the case (usually entered at the top of the page and in the index); ‘Post mortem performed by’ denotes the doctor responsible for the post mortem examination (usually signed at the bottom of the page) and ‘Medical examination performed by’ denotes the doctor responsible for the medical examination prior to death (usually signed at the bottom of the page). The earliest records usually contain only one name, and some of the later ones may contain multiple names in each category. An authority record (name access point) with basic biographical details has been created for each doctor mentioned in the records; these can be used to explore all the cases related to a particular individual

• Disease(s) or cause of death of the patient. Transcribed from the medical case and/or the index and standardised, e.g. ‘Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fractured base. Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (lungs). Fracture (skull)’

• Medical and post mortem notes. Brief summary description or transcription of the case notes relating to previous medical history (not a full transcription of the case notes)

• Note on whether the case includes illustrations or photographs; these can also be browsed via genre access points

• Note on whether the death was caused by trauma, accident or suicide

• Subject access points, using standardised terms from MeSH, with disease type (e.g. respiratory tract diseases, cardiovascular diseases) and anatomy type (e.g. cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system), which can be used for browsing all relevant cases

Note on transcriptions and abbreviations

Names have been silently expanded, e.g. Jas = James, Wm = William

Some common abbreviations and acronyms

AMCH = Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital, Wimbledon
BID = Brought in dead
COA = Condition on admission
F = Father
H or Hd = Husband
HP = House physician
HS = House surgeon
IP = In-patient
L = Left
M = Mother
MR or Med reg or Med r = Medical register or Medical registrar
MS = Museum specimen
OP = Out-patient
OPD = Out-patient department
OR = Obstetric register
PMH = Previous medical history
PH = Previous history
Pt or Pat = Patient
PM = Post mortem
R = Right
RF = Rheumatic fever
Ry = Railway
SR or Surg reg = Surgical register or Surgical registrar
TB = Tuberculosis
VD = Venereal disease

St George's Hospital, London

Maria Davis, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1843
Date of death: 25 Nov 1843
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer of the tongue.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Mouth)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Gibbs, 88, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 88
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1843
Date of death: 24 Nov 1843
Disease (transcribed): Burn.
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

David Price, 79, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 79
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Oct 1843
Date of death: 18 Nov 1843
Disease (transcribed): Retention of urine and supposed Disease of Prostate.
Disease (standardised): Retention (Bladder); Disease (Prostate)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Barker, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1843
Date of death: 11 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Injury of leg.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Wound (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Crouch , 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1843
Date of death: 9 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the skull.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Macdonald, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1843
Date of death: 8 Sep 1843
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of femur.
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'For description of disease in thigh see Museum catalogue’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Harriett Alexander, 27 , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1843
Date of death: 23 Aug 1843
Disease (transcribed): Fever and Abscess
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Abscess (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Labdon, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1843
Date of death: 19 Aug 1843
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat and haemorrhage from right jugular vein.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Haemorrhage (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Axton , 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1843
Date of death: 7 Aug 1843
Disease (transcribed): Wound of knee joint.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This patient was admitted into the Hospital with an extensive wound into the knee-joint. Extensive haemorrhage came on a day or two before his death.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert Martin Crowdey, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1843
Date of death: 18 Jul 1843
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of left ventricle of Heart.
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Baddock, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1843
Date of death: 8 Jul 1843
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of Penis. Sloughing of cellular tissue of back.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Penis); Sloughing (Back)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Exterior of body
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Webb, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 May 1843
Date of death: 25 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar Abscess.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Winifred Timms, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 May 1843
Date of death: 21 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Angular Curvature. Caries of Spine.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and spine
Type of incident: n/a

Mrs Collins, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Nov 1842
Date of death: 10 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in Hip Joint.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs and right hip
Type of incident: n/a

George Kift, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1843
Date of death: 27 May 1843
Disease (transcribed): Psoas abscess.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Psoas)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Francois James, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1843
Date of death: 17 May 1843
Disease (transcribed): Miliary tubercules of lung. Disease of wrist-joint (scrofulous).
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Hand)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen and wrist
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Cable, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1843
Date of death: 6 Mar 1843
Disease (transcribed): Psoas abscess. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Psoas); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Smart, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1843
Date of death: 23 Feb 1843
Disease (transcribed): Fractured Pelvis.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left leg, pelvis and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

James McLean, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1843
Date of death: 12 Feb 1843
Disease (transcribed): Burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Intestines and duodenum
Type of incident: n/a

James Cook , 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1843
Date of death: 10 Feb 1843
Disease (transcribed): Disease of femur
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Femur and throat
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Elliott, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1842
Date of death: 10 Jan 1843
Disease (transcribed): Calculus in Bladder
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, bladder, urethra and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Mary A McManus, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1843
Date of death: 3 Jan 1843
Disease (transcribed): Extensively burnt.
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body was not examined.
Type of incident: n/a

[No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: n/a
Date of death: 28 Nov 1842
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of Rectum.
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Laws, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1842
Date of death: 22 Oct 1842
Disease (transcribed): Bubo in left groin. Enlarged spleen. Extravasation of blood in brain.
Disease (standardised): Bubo (Abdomen); Enlarged (Spleen); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Babington, George Gisborne
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, heart, abdomen and blood
Type of incident: n/a

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