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Ann Worsley, 44, [Wife of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Coachman
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1888
Date of death: 26 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Primary malignant growth of liver
Disease (standardised): Malignant growth (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: 'There was no history of heritable disease. She had scarlatina when she was a child but gave no account of any other illness. About 18 months before admission her menstruation became irregular. Catamenia appeared about every three weeks, the discharge was considerable. She lost flesh for about a year and a half before she came to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, thorax, heart
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Edith Byrnand, 32, Lady’s maid

Occupation or role: Lady’s maid
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1888
Date of death: 21 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Leucocythemia
Disease (standardised): Leukemia
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'There was no history of ague. Twelve years before her admission the woman had typhoid fever and was ill for 2 months. She had no other illness of any kind till November 1886 when she vomited dark-coloured fluid ‘like [?] port wine’. At that time she had no pain after food, nor any other symptom pointing to gastric ulcer’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Pownay, 40, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1888
Date of death: 8 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of transverse colon
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Colon)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Sixteen years before he came to the hospital he had some serious illness, the nature of which is not clear. He said it was ‘enlargement of the liver and inflammation of the kidneys’. He was in bed for 6 or 8 weeks: oedema of the legs was a prominent symptom. Eighteen months before his admission he began to suffer from pricking pain at the lower part of his abdomen on the left side. A swelling was soon afterwards noticed at the seat of the pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, lungs, heart
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Harrison, 32, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1888
Date of death: 18 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophic cirrhosis of the liver. Albuminoid change in liver, spleen, stomach & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Gamgee, Arthur and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of syphilis, nor of having suffered form any disease causing prolonged suppuration. At one time he said he drank a gallon or two of beer daily and 2 or 3 ‘goes’ of spirits, but he said that for 2 ½ years before he came to the hospital he had taken less. For 2 years he had been subjects to attacks of epistaxis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testes, stomach, intestines, thorax, heart, lungs, tongue, brain, eyes
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Kates, 45, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1888
Date of death: 22 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the pyloric end of stomach. Perforation of stomach wall. Passage of faeces into peritoneum. Peritonitis. Partial kinking of transverse colon, causing obstruction of the lumen of the gut, with great dilatation of the immediately preceding portion
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Obstruction (Colon, gut)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman was married when she was 25 years of age. She had 3 children, 2 of whom died of ‘consumption’. She said that she had generally had good health and had never been laid up before’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Peritoneum, stomach, intestines, kidneys, spleen, liver, thorax, lungs, heart, brain
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Naish, 34, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1888
Date of death: 27 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): ?Septicaemia. Fits. Parotid buboes
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Seizure; Swelling (Parotid glands)
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’s mind was not clear, a history was obtained with difficulty and the man’s statements did not appear to be very reliable. Six days before he came in he said he had vomiting, headache and pain in his chest. He was however able to get about till the day of his admission. The man’s wife thought he had been injured, but there was no clear evidence of this, and there was no objective sign of it. The patient said he drank only a pint of beer a day, except when he ‘had company’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, thorax, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, pancreas, mesenteric glands, shoulder joint, left hip
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (see PM/1888/202)
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Grimley, 50, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Oct 1888
Date of death: 5 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of pyloric end of stomach
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was a waterman. He had been a healthy man. He had scarlatina when a child and small pox when he was 19: he had no other illness. He came to St George’s in august 1888. He complained of constipation, abdominal pain and flatulence. He was under the care of Dr Whipham [Thomas Tillyer Whipham]. His abdomen was rather distended, but was not tender. His recti muscles contracted when he was examined, and no abdominal tumour was found’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, tongue, oesophagus, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, thorax, heart
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Adsell, 24, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1888
Date of death: 5 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of the vermiform appendix. Abscess behind the caecum. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Abscess (Cecum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship and Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'Some fifteen months before coming here the man had had an attack of constipation lasting 5 days. At that time he vomited much. With that exception he had always been quite well up to Dec 30 when he partook of liver & pastry for dinner. On that evening he began to feel some dragging pain about the umbilicus. Had porridge for supper’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Beaumont, 51, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1888
Date of death: 29 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice from cancer of the pancreas blocking common bile duct. Dilatation of common bile & cystic ducts and of hepatic duct
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Cancer (Pancreas); Disease (Bile, cystic and hepatic ducts)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a bricklayer, had been accustomed to drink beer and porter freely. He said that his abdomen had been large for up to 5 years. About Easter 1887 he became deeply jaundiced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, duodenum, pancreas, liver, stomach, kidneys, bladder, thorax, lungs, heart, brain
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a