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Samuel Durby, 65, Farm labourer

Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1887
Date of death: 1 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Medical notes: 'A healthy man, who for a fortnight has had a cough with considerable expectoration. Six days before admission he grew worse & had severe rigors, pain in the point of the chest, some diarrhoea, much dyspnoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Maria Beard, 54, Shopkeeper

Occupation or role: Shopkeeper
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1886
Date of death: 1 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Peritonitis. Omental hernia. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'With the exception of rheumatic fever in '62, the patient had been well, & had had no constipation up to the 17th December'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum, stomach, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen O'Brien, 46, Lastmaker

Occupation or role: Lastmaker
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1886
Date of death: 6 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had enjoyed good health up to '83 when she contracted bronchitis, which had recurred every winter since'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, uterus
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Baker, 7, [Child of] Tile-layer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Tile-layer
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1887
Date of death: 8 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had a phthisical, neurotic & specific family history. She herself was born healthy & remained in good health until Xmas last [

Ellen Weller, 24, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1888
Date of death: 16 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Abscess between stomach and diaphragm. Possibly started originally from a gastric ulcer. Bursting of the abscess into the general peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Stomach, diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The father of the patient said that about a year before she came to St George’s she had an attack of ‘pleurisy’ and was ill for 5 months. The patient herself gave no account of an illness resembling pleurisy, but said she had suffered from palpitations and ‘globus’. When she came into the hospital she complained of pain at the lower part of the thorax’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Green, 25, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a dressmaker, was of a non-tubercular family and had had good health until 7 months before admission'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Smith, 46, [Wife of] Woodcutter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Woodcutter
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1888
Date of death: 18 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of cervix uteri. 2ndary deposit in roof of left lung & in thoracic & cervical glands, causing wasting left laryngeal muscles (& death from laryngeal span?). Other 2ndary growths in liver and pancreas
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Cervix); Deposit (Lungs); Growth (Liver, pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of heritable disease, her parents died she said of old age. She was married twice and had eleven children, five of whom died when young. She had no miscarriages’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Neck, chest, thorax, larynx, lungs, abdomen, uterus, vagina, ovaries, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Wilson, 22, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1888
Date of death: 19 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Adherent pericardium. Vegetations on mitral & aortic valves. Hypertrophy & dilatation of left ventricle & auricle. Large gap in the aortic wall between coronary arteries
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When young the patient had acute rheumatism. Four and a half years before he came to St George’s Hospital he had a second attack: he was treated in Birmingham Hospital. Twelve weeks before his admission he had rheumatic fever for the third time: he was in bed for about 6 weeks. He then recovered. Three weeks before he came to the hospital he said that on lifting a heavy beam he had sudden, sharp pain in the region of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, pericardium, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, larynx, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Allsop, 6, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cerebro-spinal meningitis (no tubercle)
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had been healthy since birth and was of a healthy, non-tubercular family'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah George, 30, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1888
Date of death: 20 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of a gastric ulcer. Early general peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The history the patient gave was that two years before she came to the hospital she vomited up a considerable quantity of black blood. She at first mentioned 2 quarts as the probable amount, she was sure it was more than a tea-cup full’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, peritoneum, intestines, stomach, spleen, kidneys, liver, larynx, trachea, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Bailey, 14, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1887
Date of death: 8 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Family history unknown. The patient has been an inmate of an orphan asylum'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick McKenna, 5 months, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient was the child of a patient in the hospital suffering form phthisis'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Wheaton, 55, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1888
Date of death: 20 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bronchiectasis with large foul-smelling cavities in lower lobes of both lungs. Dilatation of right side of the heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchiectasis (Lungs); Cavities (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For 3 winters the patient had suffered severely from bronchitis, and during the year 1887 she was not free from it even in the summer. From September 1887 her cough was very troublesome’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, spleen, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Frances Dyball, 48, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Abscesses in muscles, lungs, liver, spleen. Dilatation of common bile duct
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Muscles, lungs, liver, spleen); Disease (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Two of the patient’s sisters died of phthisis. There is no other family history of disease. The patient has had 4 children, one of whom died of bronchitis. She had scarlatina when a child and two attacks of rheumatic fever, the last 29 years before she came to St George’s. She was in King’s College Hospital about 7 years ago. The nature of her illness was not clear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Young, 34, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Vegetations on the mitral valve, with vegetations also on the aortic valves, one of which has ulcerated
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
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 had acute rheumatism when about 14 years of age. She was laid up (in bed) for about 9 weeks. Six months before admission she had oedema of the legs. About nine weeks before she came in she had vomiting and on the following day sharp pain in her left side, and some cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, brain, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Stradling, 22, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1887
Date of death: 11 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Aortic & mitral disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'He was a delicate-looking man with slight cyanosis, orthopnaea and profuse general sweating'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Timothy Osborne, 46, Stonemason

Occupation or role: Stonemason
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1887
Date of death: 11 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of pancreas & liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas, liver)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'An abstemious man, who had good health till August '86 when in consequence of lifting a heavy weight, he strained himself & was seized with pain round the abdomen'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Shields, 37, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Old mitral disease. Pulmonary emphysema & bronchitis. Recent acute nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When 13 years of age the patient had scarlatina. She occasionally had rheumatic pains in her shoulders. For some time, she could not say how long, she had been disturbed about twice during the night to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Smith, 33, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the sigmoid flexure of the colon. Colotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Epithelioma (Colon); Colostomy (Colon); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'This man was transferred from the care of Dr Cavafy for operative treatment, as medicine had failed to relieve his symptoms'

Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Purcell, 54, [Wife of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Coachman
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Chronic interstitial nephritis. Pulmonary bronchitis and emphysema (Erysipelas)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Nephritis (Kidneys); Bronchitis (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Erysipelas (Skin)
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 had three children and three miscarriages. There was no history of gout. Occasionally she had rheumatic pains. In a year before she came in she suffered much from dyspnoea. For some months she had been disturbed at night about twice to pass urine. From Christmas time she had oedema of the legs & ascites’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right leg, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, brian, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Goodman, 42, [Wife of] Groom

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Groom
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Oct 1886
Date of death: 7 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Abdominal gestation
Disease (standardised): Pregnancy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Champneys, Francis Henry
Medical examination performed by: Page, Harry Marmaduke
Post mortem examination performed by: Champneys, Francis Henry and Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Married 23 yrs. Pregnant=3. Children=3. Last 5 years ago. All the labours were natural. Catamenia [menstruation] regular until 12 months ago. Since then diminishing [

James Bushell, 65, Publican

Occupation or role: Publican
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of brain; fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Wound (Brain); Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: '[No history] could be obtained, excepting that he is said to have got into trouble over money matters & to have placed a pistol in his mouth & to have pulled the trigger'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: Suicide

Barbara Cruickshaw, 30, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Little was known of the patient except that she had been vaguely unwell when she travelled from Scotland to her situation in London on Ap 1st'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Boffee, 23, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1887
Date of death: 15 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Mitral disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient's mother was rheumatic, but he himself has never had more marked rheumatism than pains in the back & shoulders. Measles was the only specific fever he had had'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ryder, 39, Army pensioner

Occupation or role: Army pensioner
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1887
Date of death: 15 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis and sequelae
Disease (standardised): Stenosis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had served 11 years in Royal Horse Artillery, part of the time in India, but beyond slight muscular rheumatism had had good health'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

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