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Post Mortem Examinations and Case Books

  • GB 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

Samuel Storer, 43, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1864
Date of death: 8 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'Case not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Cox, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1845
Date of death: 15 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp. Extravasations of blood, both in the cavity of the arachnoid, and in the structure of the brain. Fracture of external malleolus with suppuration in joint and in the neighbourhood
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp); Extravasation (Brain); Fracture (Ankle); Suppuration (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'When admitted, this patient presented the usual symptoms of concussion and a lacerated scalp wound on the back part of the head. The symptoms of concussion were complicated by those of intoxication, as it was subsequently ascertained that she had drunk a considerable quantity before meeting with her accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Greenaway, [No age stated], Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1872
Date of death: 24 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of vertebrae. Double psoas abscess. Miliary tubercles. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: A year before admission this man had pain in the lumbar spine, which lasted several months. It became less for a time, but then recurred and six weeks before admission a swelling appeared in the right groin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bryan, 24, Gas fitter

Occupation or role: Gas fitter
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1868
Date of death: 12 Apr 1868
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man had fallen off a scaffold about ten feet high the day before admission and was paralysed at once.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Wallis, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 14 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Chronic affection of the bladder, ureter etc. with mottling & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Large foul abscess in the left loin & extensing along the psoas, into the groin. Recent pleurisy & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Bladder, ureter, kidneys); Abscess (Loin, groin); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This person had attended the hospital occasionally for many years past, and had been in the habit of having catheters introduced as an out-patient. When he applied in the 9th of April he was suffering from the usual symptoms of retention of urine and stated that he had not passed any water for twenty four hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Teal, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1857
Date of death: 26 Apr 1857
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Dropsy. Placenta adherent to uterus. Cyst of ovary
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Oedema (Systemic); Adherent (Placenta); Cysts (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: A German woman who was in the house during part of November and December last year with anasarca and Bright’s disease. She applied again when nearly three months advanced in pregnancy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Wheeler, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1859
Date of death: 1 May 1859
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration of vagina, bladder and uterus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Vagina); Cancer (Bladder); Cancer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: The catamenia continued to be regular until last September when the first symptoms of internal disease appeared.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Bennett, 34, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1864
Date of death: 3 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barker, William Levington
Post mortem examination performed by: Leigh, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was cleaning a 3rd story window, when the ladder broke & he was seen to fall into area below. He was brought in at once, insensible, cold, pale’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Chippendale, 60, Solicitor

Occupation or role: Solicitor
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1864
Date of death: 2 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys & bladder
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barker, William Levington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient had for the last 25 years had stricture & about 7 years ago was in the Middlesex Hospital where he underwent perineal section’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Fogg, 84, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 84
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1872
Date of death: 17 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of femur. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Stephen Mills, 72, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1873
Date of death: 16 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Bruising of hip-joint. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Bruising (Hip); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient slipped during the frost on to the pavement and injured his left hip.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bones and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Ward, 67, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1877
Date of death: 11 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
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

Harry Strong, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1874
Date of death: 25 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Scald
Disease (standardised): Scald (Skin )
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charlotte Phillips, 3 days , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3 days
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1874
Date of death: 22 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Imperforate rectum (lumbar colotomy). Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Imperforate (Rectum); Colotomy (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This infant was sent from Queen Charlotte’s Hospital with a history that since its birth it had passed nothing by the rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, peritoneum, intestines and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Jones, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1862
Date of death: 5 Jan 1862
Disease (transcribed): Colloid cancer of omentum and bowels. Cauliflower excrescence in vagina
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Growth (Vagina)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Smith, E
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in September 1860 suffering from ovarian dropsy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Moody, 22, Breaksman

Occupation or role: Breaksman
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1872
Date of death: 15 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): Railway accident. Amputation of leg and hand. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Amputation (Hand); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: He fell of a train in motion and the wheels passed over the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull. The friends objected to any further examination of the body.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Spleen, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1873
Date of death: 9 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of right leg. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient fell out of a loft about six feet from the ground on to a drain pipe, which caused a fracture of the right leg and a small wound.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, right eye, brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Stepto, 42, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1863
Date of death: 2 Apr 1863
Disease (transcribed): Menorrhagia. Hydrothorax
Disease (standardised): Mennorrhagia (Uterus); Hydrothorax (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Smith, E.
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: Two years ago the catamenia became scanty and irregular but four months ago she had profuse haemorrhage.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen and neck
Type of incident: n/a

James Joliffe, 40, Time Keeper

Occupation or role: Time Keeper
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1870
Date of death: 13 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Henry McEnery, 59, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1873
Date of death: 5 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in the perineum
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Perineum)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

John George Pratt, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive laceration of the right lung with a large extravasation of blood into the cavity of the pleura. Separation of several cartilages of the ribs, right side, from the sternum. Rupture of the liver. Fracture of arm & leg
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Lungs); Extravasation (Lungs); Separation (Chest); Rupture (Liver); Fracture (Arm, leg)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was perfectly sensible when admitted, but presented ex-sanguine features and scarcely any pulse. He died after having been in the hospital an hour, having never rallied in any degree from his state of collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left superior extremity, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charlotte Wells, 49, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1874
Date of death: 20 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of finger. Cellulitis of arm
Disease (standardised): Wound (Hand); Cellulitis (Arm)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This patient cut her little finger with a knife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Fendick, 33, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1869
Date of death: 16 Mar 1869
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Wound of lung. Broncho-pneumonia. Fractured pelvis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Rib); Wound (Lung); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Fracture (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man was at work on a scaffold when he fell about 15 feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Battersby, Druggist

Occupation or role: Druggist
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1871
Date of death: 28 Apr 1871
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of rectum, intestinal obstruction. Colotomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Obstruction (Intestines); Colotomy

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'In October 1870 this patient began to have pain in right shoulder & right hypochondrium, and also to suffer from constipation’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen (‘the friends objected to any further examination of the body’)

Type of incident: n/a

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