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Charlotte Hearney, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1877
Date of death: 29 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from cough and expectoration, frontal headache, nausea, attacks of vomiting, pain in the chest and catching of the breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, brain and uterus which contained a female foetus
Type of incident: n/a

George Eaton, 59, Bedell

Occupation or role: Bedell
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1878
Date of death: 28 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis, emphysema. Chronic pneumonia. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a condition which precluded examination'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Florence Mary Kilby, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1879
Date of death: 30 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Membranous laryngitis and tracheitis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Laryngitis (Larynx); Tracheitis (Trachea); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On the 18th September she went to school as usual but seemed ill in the evening. Wheezing on the chest was noticed by the mother who gave her a powder and put a poultice on her chest. She began to cough on that evening.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, larynx, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Baines, 25, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Sep 1879
Date of death: 4 Oct 1879
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Low pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: For sixth months she had been weak had been complaining of pain in the back for at least six weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Hunt, 27, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1879
Date of death: 9 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This man had averaged four pints of beer daily, spirits occasionally, excesses at times. He was quite well until August last, when he noticed his feet swelled, and this extended to the legs and dyspnoea continued to increase.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, arteries and pericardium, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Edwards, 59, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1880
Date of death: 22 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys with hypertrophied heart. Emphysema and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This patient was too ill to give a succinct account of himself, but it appeared that for about the last ten years he had suffered from cough. All winter he had been kept in bed by the fogs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Tisner, 20, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1880
Date of death: 25 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Large white kidneys, with atrophy of cortex. Hypertrophy of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: About the beginning of January he noticed that the sight of the right eye was dim, everything appeared as though enveloped in a fog. For the last three to four months he had passed much water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
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

Frederick Youngman, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1881
Date of death: 18 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart valves. Lardaceous infiltration. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lardaceous disease; Pneumonia (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: 'His father is said to have died of dropsy consequent upon heart disease; he had had several attacks of rheumatism. The rest of the family are reported not to be strong but no definite disease is described. He had frequent attacks of Quinsey when a boy, none after 21. Syphilis at 20. No history of rheumatism. He has been in the habit of drinking large quantities of spirits until 18 months ago when he became a teetotaler'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Gater, 24, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1882
Date of death: 18 Oct 1882
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had been too weak for the year before admission to do any work and had had constant cough with trifling sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

William Storme, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1883
Date of death: 1 Apr 1883
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He served in the army for twenty one years. Four days before admission he had had a severe rigor, followed by graudal onset of cough causing him much epigastric pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

John Beale, 15, Woodcutter

Occupation or role: Woodcutter
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1884
Date of death: 21 Nov 1884
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: He had been suffering from some cold sweating and aching in the right side of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pleurae, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart and alimentary tract
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Saunders, 20, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1885
Date of death: 4 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Typhoid
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: He had been quite well up to March 14th when he had slight rigor, sore throat, pains in the limbs and all over the body. Later he had a cough and diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Davey, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1889
Date of death: 17 Oct 1889
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Collapsed lung. Ovarian tumour and ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Atelectasis (Lung); Cancer (Ovary); Ascites (Abdomen)
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: About three months before she came to St George’s the woman fell down and hurt herself. She was pregnant at the time but her attention was called to the fact that her abdomen was of abnormal size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, ovaries, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus, pleurae, lungs and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bird, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1889
Date of death: 29 Jan 1890
Disease (transcribed): Enormous dilatation of heart and valves. Aortitis. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Aortitis (Aorta); Bronchitis (Lung)
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 was in the army from 1880 to 1886 and served in England and Ireland. He contracted syphilis in 1880. Four or five months before his admission he had an attack of diarrhoea. About three weeks before his admission he began to suffer from morning vomiting and oedema of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

John Peachell, 17, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1890
Date of death: 27 Feb 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
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 lived in St James’ Street, where he said the drains smelt very bad and he slept next door to a water closet downstairs. He was well until eight weeks before his admission. He had an illness which his doctor ascribed to drain poisoning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edwin Mandy, 28, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1890
Date of death: 5 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bennett, Lawrence Henry
Medical notes: At the beginning of the year the man said he had influenza and was laid up for a week. On February 12th he felt chilly and on the 13th he had an attack of shivering and began to suffer from cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a