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Thomas Littlefield, 46, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1889
Date of death: 17 Mar 1889
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of stomach. Secondary deposit in lymphatic glands. Injection of lymphatics of lungs and heart
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Lymph (Lung); Lymph (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The patient had been a solider in the Westmoreland Regiment and he served in India. Towards the end of 1888 he began to lose his appetite and to get thin. He suffered also from cough at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, kidneys, spleen, liver, stomach, brain and eyes
Type of incident: n/a

William Neace, 28, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1882
Date of death: 24 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Acute atrophy of liver. Haemorrhagic spots
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had been reported to be slightly out of health, and on the day before admission he grew rapidly worse, vomited profusely, and fell into a state of collapse with jaundice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull, pleura, lungs, trachea, heart, abdomen, liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, stomach, intestines and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Rowe, 19, Mason

Occupation or role: Mason
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1882
Date of death: 12 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Miliary tubercle in lungs, pleurae, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: For the last month he had been growing much weaker, with increasing and troublesome cough, frequent flushing and profuse perspiration at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Florence Retford, 23, Parlour maid

Occupation or role: Parlour maid
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1890
Date of death: 6 Oct 1890
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Perforation
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Perforation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: There was a sudden onset of this disease. On the afternoon of September 15th she shivered and felt headache. The same day profuse diarrhoea began and this continued till admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, spleen, liver, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, ovaries, pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, pericardium and heart
Type of incident: n/a

William Greenwood, 2 years 4 months, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 2 years 4 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1884
Date of death: 2 Sep 1884
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Warner, F.O.
Medical notes: There were no bad smells and no one else ill in the house. For a fortnight the patient had been drowsy and then the breathing became quick and difficult.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, lungs, heart and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Minnie West, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1891
Date of death: 23 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative colitis
Disease (standardised): Colitis (Colon); Ulcer (Colon)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington and Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This was a young married woman of previous good health, who had never been out of England, but lived almost entirely in Clapham. In March 1890 she was confined with a 6 months child but retained her health; and on March 21st 1891 she have birth to a full-term child. She had been out of bed and well for more than a week when early in May she spent some hours of a wet day at the Naval Exhibition. While there she ‘turned stone cold', and next day she had much headache but no other definite symptom. A week later diarrhoea made its appearance for the first time'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Mary McCabe, 11 months, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 11 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1884
Date of death: 31 Aug 1884
Disease (transcribed): Diarrhoea
Disease (standardised): Diarrhoea (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Warner, F.O.
Medical notes: The child was admitted suffering from much diarrhoea and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain
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 L Kerslake, 37, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1882
Date of death: 7 Aug 1882
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in lung. Pyaemia following diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lung); Sepsis (Systemic); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Eight days before admission she felt her throat sore and the next day much swollen. On the day before admission she felt no better and during the night she reported that an abscess burst in her throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pharynx and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

George Hands, 37, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1883
Date of death: 21 Jan 1883
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: On January 17th he had slight aching in the limbs and constipation. He later had pain in the chest and brought up much thick sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Auguste Doyer, 26, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1886
Date of death: 27 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of pancreas, left supra-renal body etc
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Adrenal glands)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: The patient was a Frenchman, from the north of France. From last Christmas time he had complained of severe pain, frontal chiefly, and his manner became irritable and morose.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, carotid, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenal bodies, stomach, small intestines, pancreas, brain, supra renal body, pancreas and lung
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Hobson, 58, Engine driver

Occupation or role: Engine driver
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1889
Date of death: 13 Jan 1889
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of root of right lung and of cervical, thoracic, retroperitoneal and femoral glands invading pancreas and obstructing bile duct
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Pancreas); Obstruction (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: Five weeks before he came to the hospital, he began to have pains in his legs, dyspnoea and weakness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, spleen, kidneys, gall bladder, liver, testes, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

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