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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

Mary / Bridget Nolan, 28, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis?
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 good health till 4 years before her admission. She then had an attack of acute rheumatism: this lasted for three weeks. For several months before she came to the hospital she had abdominal pain occasionally: the pain was worse after food’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Peritoneum, bladder, small intestine

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Madge, 51, [Wife of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. All cavities of the heart dilated. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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 rheumatic fever. She said that for 30 years she had suffered from bronchitis every winter. From October 1887 till she came into the hospital she was much troubled with cough and shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, sternum, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Collard, 64, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1888
Date of death: 12 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis with vegetations. Aortic incompetence. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Scar of healed gastric ulcer
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); 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 patient’s father had gout. The man said he had suffered from rheumatism, and that he was first laid up with it 30 years before he came to the hospital, and was ill for 2 months. He had many attacks and the last was in January 1888. There was some doubt as to the nature of the attacks from which he suffered; it seemed likely that they were gout. His big toe, he said, was always first affected, and was red and shiny. He was a considerable drinker of beer. His average was half a gallon a day, and on festive occasions he drank more’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Scott, 58, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1888
Date of death: 11 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pleural effusion
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Effusion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatism nor of scarlatina. She had been married for 35 years and had thirteen children and two miscarriages. Of the children eight survived and five died young. The woman had suffered for two years from cough and dyspnoea. Six weeks before she came in she had oedema of the legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Luker, 29, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1888
Date of death: 15 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was 29 years of age and was married at the age of 20. She had had 3 children, one of whom was living. One died of bronchitis and one of some unknown disease. She had never had scarlatina nor rheumatic fever, but she had occasional slight articular pains. Three weeks before her admission she had a child. The labour was normal
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestines, uterus, spinal cord

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

James Chapman, 35, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1888
Date of death: 16 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. Grey granulations of the greater part of the both lungs. Small cavities at both apices
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Disease (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 said to have had fever and ague in India. Two years before admission he said he had ‘congestions of the lungs’. At that time he had pain in the side. He was ill in bed about 6 weeks. He was an habitual drinker of black beer and took some pints daily’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, spleen, liver, kidneys, mesenteric glands, stomach, thorax, heart

Type of incident: n/a