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Henry Geirs, 55, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Oct 1886
Date of death: 31 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral tumour. Glioma
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Brain); Glioma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: One week before admission he was found to be dull with headache over the right temporal region. He became gradually feebler and more irritable.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain and membranes
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Runnacles, 48, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1886
Date of death: 26 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral softening (red softening)
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain)
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 good health up to 1880 when she began to fail and lose flesh. Twelve months prior to admission she had aphasia for one week with loss of memory.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, small intestine, uterus, brain and vessels
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Bobby, 25, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1886
Date of death: 29 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
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 was a general servant in a house whose master had enteric fever at the time of this patient’s admission. She had been delirious day and night for one week.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Coggins, 50, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1886
Date of death: 24 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Abdominal section. Band. Structure natural. Death from shock. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Section (Abdomen); Shock (Systemic); 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: He was well up to the 20th when he had some abdominal pain when at dinner. The pain increased and was referred to the right side of the umbilicus and vomiting commenced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, intestines, stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

John Williamson, 57, Tanner

Occupation or role: Tanner
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1886
Date of death: 22 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the peritoneum. Pressure on the pyloric end of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Pressure (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The illness commenced in September with abdominal pain and vomiting. There had been emaciation for three months, very rapid for three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, stomach, intestines, glands, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and pancreas
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Bohren, 33, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jul 1886
Date of death: 21 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Chronic pia-arachinitis
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had enjoyed excellent health up to the day of admission when he had, without warning, a convulsion followed by unconsciousness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain, vessels and membranes
Type of incident: n/a

Gertrude Hopkins, 6, [Child of] Tailor

Occupation or role: [Child of] Tailor
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1886
Date of death: 21 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This was another of the many cases from the Peabody Buildings at Chelsea. She had been ailing since December 12th but was well enough to out on the 15th and 16th, but on the latter date she developed a brassy cough with increased dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, mediastinum, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, oesophagus and pharynx
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Moss, 36, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1886
Date of death: 22 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Lardaceous disease of the kidneys, liver, spleen, intestines
Disease (standardised): Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: She had nephritis in 1879, but had no oedema of the legs before 1886. Since then they had always been oedematous. There was diarrhoea for two months with general emaciation since July.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Shears, 38, Sweep

Occupation or role: Sweep
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1886
Date of death: 19 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from pleurisy on the right side in 1881 and pleurisy on the left side in 1885. His abdomen began to swell five weeks before admission, the swelling being accompanied by severe pains and rapid emaciation. His cough had existed for three to four weeks, with night sweats for about fourteen days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Chapman, 23, Kitchenmaid

Occupation or role: Kitchenmaid
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1886
Date of death: 17 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Encysted empyema. Pericarditis. Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Empyema (Pleura); Cysts (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
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 was well up to the night of the 26th November when she had a rigor and cough came on with pain in the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Greenwood, 35, Gas stoker

Occupation or role: Gas stoker
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1886
Date of death: 19 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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 no illness up to March 1885 when cough cam on. He had slight haemoptysis in March 1886 and a pain ten days before admission. There was emaciation for six months with profuse night sweats of late.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Briggs, 46, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1886
Date of death: 19 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation. Calcareous degeneration of the ascending part of the arch of the aorta. Aortic valvular incompetence
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Dyspnoea overtook him very gradually, but he was at work up to five weeks before admission. Some oedema of the legs had existed for four days only.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

James Goodwin, 71, Roadman

Occupation or role: Roadman
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1886
Date of death: 16 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Bronchitis. Emphysema. Oedema of the right lung. Dilated right side of the heart. Tricuspid thickened
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had had bronchitis for seven winters, each winter increasing in severity, but had increased dyspnoea for fourteen days and polyuria for two years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

John Skinner, 52, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1886
Date of death: 16 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral softening (right side). Cancer of the caecum. Descending degeneration right lateral column of the spinal cord
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Cancer (Intestines); Degeneration (Spinal cord)
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 much addicted to alcohol, but had had no illness of any kind. He had complained of headache for four months and while sweeping at the office he had an attack of giddiness and became helpless and stupid with right hemiplegia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Bushnell, 35, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1886
Date of death: 14 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Mitral and aortic disease. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had had rheumatic fever in 1878 and since then further attacks. She first came into the Hospital on November 14th 1885. Gradually on each admission her dyspnoea grew worse and the beat of the heart more irregular.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, brain, uterus and tongue
Type of incident: n/a

John Alexander, 52, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1886
Date of death: 14 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Locomotor ataxy. Pleurisy. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Tabes dorsalis (Spinal cord); Pleurisy (Pleura); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This patient had been supposed to have been suffering from locomotor ataxy. On the 12th he had a curious attack of giddiness, pain in the frontal region and strabismus with inability to swallow saliva.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach and brain
Type of incident: n/a

George Marsh, 53, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Nov 1886
Date of death: 14 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the ascending part of the arch of the aorta. Aortic incompetence. Oedema and congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had had a probable secondary eruption in 1859 but no other syphilitic manifestations. His illness dated only from three weeks, when gradually increasing dyspnoea set in.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Brown, 41, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1886
Date of death: 14 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Acute pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Three weeks ago he caught cold driving a newspaper cart about. Cough and dyspnoea grew gradually worse and for one week he had been unable to lie down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Kate Randall, 25, Actress

Occupation or role: Actress
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1886
Date of death: 12 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Embolism of pulmonary arteries. Thrombosis with embolism of the left common iliac vein
Disease (standardised): Embolism (Arteries); Thrombosis (Veins); Embolism (Veins)
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 was a ballet girl and travelling with a company in the provinces. Three weeks prior to admission she had a cold and some dyspnoea came on, with cough and streaky haemoptysis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus, stomach, intestines, brain and veins
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah McCarron, 53, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1886
Date of death: 9 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung)
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 had no illnesses with exception of bronchitis for the last four winters. She caught cold about the 2nd and on the 4th had repeated rigors with some pain in the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart and aorta
Type of incident: n/a

William Knowles, 45, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1886
Date of death: 8 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been ailing for some six months, and had had some oedema of the legs. He travelled up from Margate in search of work, and while in a coffee house, becoming excited after a meal, he groaned and fell insensible on the floor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, spine and brain
Type of incident: n/a

George May, 62, General dealer

Occupation or role: General dealer
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1886
Date of death: 6 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Aortic disease. Pericarditis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had bronchitis for three winters which had been increasing in severity, and polyuria for three or four years. He had only been severely ill for four days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

William Botham, 15, [Child of] Butler

Occupation or role: [Child of] Butler
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1886
Date of death: 3 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Tubercle. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Page, Harry Marmaduke
Medical notes: The patient had had acute rheumatism in 1884, and since then had been at work but found that for the last few months he had dyspnoea on exertion.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary tract, stomach and brain
Type of incident: n/a

William Harding, 25, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1886
Date of death: 5 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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 had good health up to 1884 when he had enteric fever. Cough came on eleven weeks prior to admission, since when all the signs of tubercle were present.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Boughton, 61, Barman

Occupation or role: Barman
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1886
Date of death: 7 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had a cough for two and a half years, but had only been ill for five months with night sweats and emaciation. He had diarrhoea for seven weeks, with some aphasia for ten days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, oesophagus and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

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