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Mary Thompson, 62, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Sep 1882
Date of death: 1 Oct 1882
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuritis. Pneumonia of left apex
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); 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: Three days before her admission she had a sudden onset of acute symptoms, with a feeling of chilliness and vomiting. She had soreness over the apex of the left lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Potty, 36, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1882
Date of death: 27 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumothorax. Miliary tubercle. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); 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: The patient was admitted with a phthisical history in a state of such extreme collapse that no examination was considered advisable.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
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

Thomas Nicholls, 40, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1883
Date of death: 14 May 1883
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, 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: For about a month previous to admission he had felt malaise with some slight shivering. He then had a violent rigor and pain in the left flank.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
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

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

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

William Tevendale, 54, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1893
Date of death: 16 Sep 1893
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung)

Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John. Frost, William Adams
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: His vision had been gradually failing for two months, without obvious cause.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, pancreas, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys and testes
Type of incident: n/a