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Thomas Morgan, 65, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1879
Date of death: 7 Mar 1879
Disease (transcribed): Chronic bronchitis. Emphysema. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a condition which precluded examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Jocelyn Shoolbred, 30, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1880
Date of death: 25 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis. Infarction of lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Infarction (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Six years ago he entered a cavalry regiment and on his papers the note ‘slight cardiac murmur’ was entered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

James Ferguson, 34, Cabinet maker

Occupation or role: Cabinet maker
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1880
Date of death: 26 Feb 1880
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied heart. Dropsy and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Oedema (Leg); Oedema (Scrotum); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For the last twelve years the patient had been subject to cough, always in the winter, and varying in duration according to the state of the weather.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Flaxman, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1880
Date of death: 28 Mar 1880
Disease (transcribed): Malformation of heart. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Malformation (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: All her life the patient was subject to cough and every winter it became worse and in foggy weather. She had always had palpitation on exertion and soon lost her breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Barlow, 53, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1880
Date of death: 4 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This man was taken ill with shivering, vertigo, vomiting, a dull pain in the right side of the chest and right shoulder, and cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Marsh, 41, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1880
Date of death: 7 May 1880
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: The patient had not been feeling well for some days. On the 29th April she had rigor with great pain in the right side. She fainted but did not lose consciousness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Sabina Collins, 19, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1881
Date of death: 14 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Membranous disease of the fauces & airpassages
Disease (standardised): Disease (Throat)
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 is described as having had rheumatic fever, the rest of her relations are very well. She had excellent health & was very strong & vigorous as a girl. In 1879 she had rheumatic fever & spent 2 months in a hospital at Southampton. Much pain & swelling, in knees, elbows & ankles: no redness noticed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Air passages, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, vagina

Type of incident: n/a

John Manning, 29, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1881
Date of death: 17 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of previous illness until about a fortnight before admission when he began to complain of sore throat, slight cough. Four days before admission he had a severe rigor with pain over left flank on coughing: sputa scanty, grey at first, becoming gradually more purulent. Breathing very rapid & painful. Slight delirium during the last two nights'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Thompson, 45, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1881
Date of death: 28 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Cardiac dilatation
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She can give no history of disease previous to 1874 when she had rheumatic fever 'along with smallpox'; she was laid up for 4 months; some subsequent shortness of breath & general impairment of health; no oedema until 3 weeks ago. She has been accustomed lately to take considerable doses of chloral & subcutaneous injections of morphia without medical advice'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Ogden, 39, Hall porter

Occupation or role: Hall porter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1882
Date of death: 28 Jan 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Inflammation of upper part of intestine
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Inflammation (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 he began to vomit and felt ill. He had had slight cough for the preceding fortnight and that grew worse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Couper, 19, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1881
Date of death: 19 Apr 1882
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Pneumonia. Granular kidneys. Inflammation of liver
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Inflammation (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: In May 1881 she fell and struck her hip against some stones and from that time she dates constant discomfort in the hip and a limping gait.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George R Chidgey, 15 months , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1882
Date of death: 29 Dec 1882
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Cystic disease (hygroma) of neck
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Lymphangioma, Cystic (Neck)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: This was the third occasion of the child’s residence in this hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Elliott, 27, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1883
Date of death: 1 Jan 1883
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had been in a state of nearly continuous delirium for two days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and stomach
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

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

Charles Windsor, 23, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1883
Date of death: 6 Apr 1883
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Three days before admission, from no obvious cause, he had a severe rigor and felt sharp pain in his left side, with painful cough and scanty sputa mixed with blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Barrett, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1884
Date of death: 9 Mar 1884
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: This patient had been suffering from continuous otorrhoea for four or five weeks and some indefinite malaise. He had a rigor, diarrhoea and was slightly delirious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Francis Edwards, 36, Blacksmith

Occupation or role: Blacksmith
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Oct 1884
Date of death: 9 Oct 1884
Disease (transcribed): Apical pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: He had been for long a heavy drinker and was said by his friends to have been laid up several times before with attacks similar to that for which he was admitted.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Anthony Havard, 64, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1885
Date of death: 17 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of oesophagus. Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had great emaciation and lost five stone in twelve months. He had a cough since February and diarrhoea shortly before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Bond, 29, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1886
Date of death: 1 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been in the Cape Police and was wounded in the Boer Campaign. He had syphilis in 1880 followed by secondary symptoms. He was well up to the 21st when he had a rigor and pain in the neck with cough and slight expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a