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John Cassin , 54, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1870
Date of death: 3 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Bronchitis. Pleurisy. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Bronchitis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from a cough with slight occasional haemoptysis for the previous three years. He had never had colic, gout, or other symptoms of lead posioning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
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

Arthur Wheeler, 39, Auction Porter

Occupation or role: Auction Porter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1870
Date of death: 6 Feb 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Apoplexy.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The man was brought in comatose with a history of a fit immediately before admission. He was stated to be a hard drinker and had complained of pain in his head, on which he was accustomed to carry considerable weights.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

William Smith, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1887
Date of death: 7 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Turton, Robert Straker
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'This man had been in the hospital on many previous occasions, suffering from morbus cordis & its complications. Ten days before coming here his feet began to swell & severe dyspnoea came on’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Foker, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1870
Date of death: 7 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Plugging of both vertebral arteries. Aneurysm like dilatation and plugging of left internal carotid artery with channelling of clot. Plugging of right internal carotid artery. Tumour of Dura Mater.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries); Tumour (Meninges)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had a fit a fortnight before admission which was stated to have lasted some hours. He lost sensation completely and on recovering found that he was paralysed on the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, cerebrum, bones and vessels of brain
Type of incident: n/a

Anna McMillan, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1871
Date of death: 29 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Peritoneum); Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This woman who in her youth had been accustomed to drink large quantities of spirits, was seized six weeks before her admission with severe pain in the right hypochondrium. She became jaundiced & at the same time the abdomen began to swell. The jaundice subsided but the abdominal swelling increased & in a fortnight her legs also became dropsical’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

James Bird, 19, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Ulcerative Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was not seen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Dodd, 66, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1888
Date of death: 2 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Bronchitis with collapse of left lower lobe of lung. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Collapse (Lung); 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 had suffered from rheumatism ‘years ago’. She was not good at dates. Two years before admission she had had bronchitis. For a week before she came in she suffered much from cough and shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, pericadium, heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, liver

Type of incident: n/a

Frances Grove, 29, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1870
Date of death: 16 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Syphiloma of liver. Ulcerative Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Tumour (Liver); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for two months with a cough, dyspnoea and dropsy. She had been under Mr Hewett's care 12 months previously for rupia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, larynx, spleen, kidneys and liver
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Carter, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 May 1871
Date of death: 31 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of an aneurysm of the hepatic artery
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Blood vessels)

Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Not seen by me’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Franklin, 26, Fishmonger

Occupation or role: Fishmonger
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1870
Date of death: 20 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Hydro-pleura. Hydropericardium. Morbus Cordis. Ulcerative Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Pleura); Hydropericardium (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for ten weeks with cough, pain in the chest and dyspnoea. About a fortnight before admission his legs became oedematous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Logan, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1871
Date of death: 10 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Aortic disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

William Cook, Fitter

Occupation or role: Fitter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1871
Date of death: 12 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Recent nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Nephritis (Kidneys)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Six weeks before his admission this man fell & struck his right loin severely. He kept at his work for a few days when he was attacked with haematemesis’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

Charles Powley, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1871
Date of death: 21 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Valvular, hypertrophy & dilatatation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man stated on admission that he had never been the subject of rheumatism, but that 7 months ago he was severely kicked by a horse on the left side of the chest. For the last three weeks he had much shortness of breath & cough with slight oedema of the legs’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Watson, Organist

Occupation or role: Organist
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1871
Date of death: 25 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of a large aneurysm of the abdominal aorta into the peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Rupture (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John and Noad, Henry Carden
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man was sent up from the country complaining of great pain in the right side, extending down the thigh, which had been ascribed to rheumatism. He was in a state of great excitement & suffering & no further history could be obtained’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Morgan Jenkins, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1871
Date of death: 29 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man eleven months before admission was exposed to cold & wet, followed by dropsy with scanty dark urine & much lumbar pain. He then came to the hospital as out-patient but there was only slight improvement & he became very weak’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Hopkinson, Barkeeper

Occupation or role: Barkeeper
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1871
Date of death: 3 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Atheroma. Sanguineous apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Stroke (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man stated that he had been the subject both of gout & rheumatism, & since the preceding autumn had been more or less dropsical’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Joints, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lofts, 31, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1870
Date of death: 25 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pleuritic effusion. Pulmonary congestions. Dilatation and hypertrophy of the heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient stated that for three months before his admission he suffered from debility, anorexia and epigastric pain. A month later he became jaundiced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Barnes, 60, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 May 1870
Date of death: 27 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Morbus Cordis. Pulmonary haemorrhage.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Haemorrhage (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for five weeks before her admission with a cough and shortness of breath. She stated that she was always liable to cough in winter, and for many years her legs had been oedematous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Rowe, 43, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 May 1870
Date of death: 29 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Morbus Cordis.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman had suffered from dyspnoea for many years and stated that she had had palpitation of the heart as long as she could remember.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

George Leedham, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1871
Date of death: 21 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Aortic disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John and Noad, Henry Carden
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought in in a very exhausted state. His abdomen & lower extremities were much swollen & he was suffering from great dyspnoea. No physical examination could be made. He died suddenly three days after admission’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Hull, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1871
Date of death: 21 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (relating to case PM/1871/248)
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Elkins, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1871
Date of death: 27 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Ascites. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ascites (Peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This woman on admission was extremely ill with great dyspnoea & much dropsy. The legs were very oedematous & on one of them there was a large ulcer’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

John Hagarty, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1871
Date of death: 27 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of aorta. Aneurysm of the aorta. Hypertrophy of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John and Noad, Henry Carden
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a pulsating tumour over the top of the sternum. The morning after his admission while sitting on his bed, he complained suddenly of faintness & died in a few minutes. No history obtained’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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