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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

Matilda Fage, 43, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1885
Date of death: 31 Dec 1885
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia. Enlarged spleen
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: She had shortness of breath for twelve months with dry cough becoming worse for the last fourteen days and emaciation for three months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Frank Pavey, 14, [Child of] Photographer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Photographer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1885
Date of death: 1 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Purulent peritonitis and pleurisy. Penetrating wound of the abdomen
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Wound (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: While walking along the streets, he caught his foot against a railing and fell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and small intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

William Coe, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1888
Date of death: 13 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
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 was in the hospital in January 1884. He had then had several attacks of gout, but on his first admission was suffering from sub-acute rheumatism. He came in again in June 1885, he then had gout […] In March 1886 he again had gout’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Faizey, 39, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1888
Date of death: 10 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of left lower lobe. Effusion of lymph into the membranes of the brain
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Effusion (Brain)
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 said by his wife to be a ‘free drinker’, but not a drunkard. He was well till about a week before his admission when he began to suffer to aching of the legs, abdominal pain and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, intestines, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

John Applebee, 13, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1888
Date of death: 17 Jan 1889
Disease (transcribed): Blow from a foil in epigastrium. Perforation of transverse colon. Chronic peritonitis. Pneumonia and caseation of bases of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Wound (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lung); Caseation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: Whilst fencing he received a blow at the upper part of his abdomen. He suffered much pain at the time, but it did not last long, and the injury was forgotten until November 5th when he began to have abdominal pain and shivering.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, heart and oesophagus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Eliza Gollop, 46, Lodging house keeper

Occupation or role: Lodging house keeper
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1889
Date of death: 11 Feb 1889
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (grey hepatisation) of the upper lobe of the right lung
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: She lived at 15 Montpelier Square. There were, it was said, bad smells in the house. She had pneumonia and was treated at St George’s.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, bronchi, bronchial tubes, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, uterus, brain, spinal cord, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

William Woolgar, 53, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1889
Date of death: 4 Mar 1889
Disease (transcribed): Bronchiectasis
Disease (standardised): Bronchiectasis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: For some years before 1886 he had a winter cough and from Christmastime of 1888 he had much dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, larynx, trachea, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

James Corrie, 22, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1888
Date of death: 18 Mar 1889
Disease (transcribed): Communication between oesophagus and trachea. Ulceration of trachea. Septic pneumonia of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Communication (Oesophagus); Communication (Trachea); Ulcer (Trachea); Sepsis (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The patient was a soldier. Two years before admission he had gonorrhoea from which he recovered. Four months before his admission his testis were found to be swollen, and he also suffered from cough. He later had a purulent discharge from the left testicle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, larynx, trachea, oesophagus, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, testes, brain, eyes and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hall, 26, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1889
Date of death: 7 Apr 1889
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (red hepatisation) of right lung upper and lower lobes and left lung lower lobe
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: On March 24th he began to have a cold in the head of which the symptoms were sneezing, running of the eyes and nose and some cough.

Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, bronchial tubes, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Seth Lynds, 28, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1889
Date of death: 25 Apr 1889
Disease (transcribed): Patchy consolidation of all lobes of both lungs. Bronchitis. Peribronchitis and dilatation of smaller bronchioles
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The man lived in Grosvenor Square and slept with three other men in a room below the ground. He said that he had been troubled for a fortnight with cough and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, larynx, trachea, bronchi, spleen, kidneys, liver, testes, stomach, intestines, brain and teeth
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

Henry Sage, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Nov 1889
Date of death: 24 Nov 1889
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Haemothorax. Ruptured and consolidated lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Haemothorax (Lung); Rupture (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry. Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: Whilst unloading his van he got crushed between the van and a railway carriage.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, prostate and stomach
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Arthur Dyer, 24, Poulterer

Occupation or role: Poulterer
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1889
Date of death: 14 Dec 1889
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (lobar) of right lung. Indurated kidneys. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Indurated (Kidney); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: He complained of cough and of dyspnoea. His appetite was bad, his tongue coated and moist.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys and inguinal glands
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

Florence Elwood, 10 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1890
Date of death: 11 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The patient was a child aged 10 months. Her mother brought her to the hospital in the night of the 8th and apparently took no further interest in the case.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs and trachea
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Prince, 73, Time keeper

Occupation or role: Time keeper
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1890
Date of death: 15 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Cirrhosis of liver (coarse)
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: Two years before his admission the man was laid up for a week with cough. He had no other illness until March 8th when he began to feel weak. The chief symptoms was cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and stomach
Type of incident: n/a