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William Watson, 19, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1875
Date of death: 4 Nov 1875
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the occipital region of the skull. Dislocation of the humerus on the left side
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Dislocation (Humerus)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James.Ewart, William
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain and humerus
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Brooks, 65, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1876
Date of death: 31 Dec 1876
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal Obstruction
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient had been already three times in the hospital within three of four years with similar symptoms. Three days before admission he got wet through. The next day he was suddenly attacked by vomiting and severe abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Philadelphia Catt, 16, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1876
Date of death: 31 Dec 1876
Disease (transcribed): Diseased knee: amputation:thrombosis of veins
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee); Amputation (Knee); Thrombosis (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a history of having had a diseased knee for eleven years. Eleven weeks before admission she fell down and injured the knee. The case was taken from Mr Morgan's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus and intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ada Deal , 3 years 6 months, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 3 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1877
Date of death: 3 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Croup
Disease (standardised): Croup (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient, admitted in the evening, died before being seen by the Registrar.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, trachea, tonsils, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Bristow, 46, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1876
Date of death: 3 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of Stomach
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Eighteen months before admission, the patient began to experience weekly or fortnightly a sharp appraising pain in the epigastrium after dinner, resulting in pyrosis and vomiting. The pain became constant two months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, stomach, liver
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Honour, 50, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1876
Date of death: 3 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Nephritis (chronic)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Kidney); Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The family history pointed only to phthisis. The patient had enjoyed good health until the June previous to admission when her legs began to swell, followed by her abdomen. There was a slight cough and dyspnoea on admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

William Gunter, 16, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1876
Date of death: 4 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with abscess. ? (Pyaemia). Multiple abscesses of liver and and spleen
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Abscess (Lung); Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Liver); Abscess (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had smallpox at six years old, and had suffered from precordial pain and shortness of breath ever since. Three years before admission he was in hospital for bronchitis and had an almost constant cough. Five weeks before admission he got wet through, and later began to suffer from dorsal pains with increase of the cough and hot night sweats.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Gorman, 59, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1876
Date of death: 4 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of Rectum
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had noticed for the previous twelve months that she required to go to the closet very frequently. She had lost much flesh and occasionally there had been discharge of blood and matter from the Rectum. The case was taken from Mr Morgan's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jessie Norris, 24, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1877
Date of death: 6 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Simple ulcer of stomach; haemorrhage. Granular Kidney.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Haemorrhage (Stomach); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient, emaciated and anaemic, was admitted suffering from severe pain in the abdomen and front of chest, constant diarrhoea and grumous vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Anstey, 27, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1876
Date of death: 7 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Chronic tubular nephritis. Dilatation of pelvis in both kidneys. Uremia
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Disease (Kidney); Uremia (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Two months before admission, she laid down on a floor to ease the dorsal pain of the menstrual period. She then developed a sore throat, a swollen face and legs, and the dorsal pain continued.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Fenwick, 34, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1877
Date of death: 7 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): (Retained placenta): acute rheumatic endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Retained (Placenta); Rheumatic Heart Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was attacked ten weeks before admission with rheumatic fever. A fortnight after getting up she was delivered of a deceased child. From that time she suffered from weakness, severe pains in the abdomen and loins, and constant diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus and intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Wilson , 22, Washerwoman

Occupation or role: Washerwoman
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1876
Date of death: 8 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Four days before admission, the patient was exposed to a severe chill. She began to shiver and the next morning she found herself suffering from cough, dyspnoea and pain in the left side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus, heart, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

John Corner, 48, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1876
Date of death: 9 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been liable all his life to dyspepsia and cough, had drunk about three pints of beer daily, and, during the last ten years and indulged freely in whiskey. His abdomen was swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Gilbert, 38, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jan 1877
Date of death: 9 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular matter in the brain. General tuberculosis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: No satisfactory history could be obtained as the patient was delirious. She said she had had pains in the limbs for a year, a slight cough lately, and diarrhoea for three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus, intestine and brain
Type of incident: n/a

George Naldrett, 33, Dispenser

Occupation or role: Dispenser
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Nov 1876
Date of death: 9 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Spinal myelitis. Caseous pneumonia with tubercle.
Disease (standardised): Myelitis (Spinal cord); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had suffered previously from scarlatina, pneumonia and rheumatism, and had had syphilis 10 years before. He had also been troubled by nervous symptoms resembling hypochondriasis. Up until admission he suffered with a cough and expectoration, severe shaking fits, twitchings and night sweats.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

William Smith , 45, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1876
Date of death: 10 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Granular Kidney. Chronic pneumonia. Ascites.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission he was attacked suddenly by a cough and dyspnoea with much expectoration. His legs began to swell and his urine became progressively darker.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain, spleen and peritoneal cavity
Type of incident: n/a

William Curtis, 37, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1876
Date of death: 11 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Old hydatids of the liver. Caseous pneumonia with tubercle. Tubercular laryngitis.
Disease (standardised): Echinococcosis (Liver); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had a venereal sore three years before admission, followed by ulcers on the tongue and mouth, and later by a sore throat, dysphagia, dyspnoea and aphonia. The symptoms worsened up to admission when the air passage was suddenly and completely secluded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

John Carmody, 58, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Dead
Date of death: 16 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Of this case, being dead on admission, there are no notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, skull, brain, air passaged and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hindley, 50, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1877
Date of death: 18 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Haemothorax. Luxation of spine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Haemothorax (Thorax); Luxation (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: A Dray on which the patient was riding upset throwing his violently to the ground and one of the horses which had also fallen, then rolled on him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Vincent, 55, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1876
Date of death: 22 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of pleurae and lungs. Constriction of bronchi
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Pleura); Carcinoma (Lung); Constriction (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had previously had a cancer form in the right breast which was removed in St George's in March 1876. She had since August become hoarse and suffered from cough, dyspnoea, nigh sweats and spat blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, heart, kidneys, intestine, uterus and pouch of douglas
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Power, 56, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Feb 1876
Date of death: 22 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of uterus and rectum.
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Uterus); Carcinoma (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Patient had been ill for 12 months before admission, with pain in the rectum which was followed by painful motions.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

John Taylor, 67, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1877
Date of death: 22 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidney. Dilated heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Before admission he had an attack of inflammation in the eyes followed by sleeplessness. He also lost strength and was troubled with a cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Hall, 9, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1877
Date of death: 22 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Myocarditis. Pericarditis.
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Myocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The boy stated that he had suffered from rheumatism for several years and he had at times suffered from frontal headaches and vomiting after meals. Two days before admission he was attacked with pains in the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Clement Poole, 48, [No occupation]

  • Occupation or role: [No occupation]
    Age: 48
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 6 Dec 1876
    Date of death: 26 Jan 1877
    Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the heart with dilatation.
    Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
    Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
  • Owen, Herbert Isambard
    Medical notes: For two years the patient had had a cough which had increased and he spat much and he had attacks of dyspnoea. His legs had swollen, the bowels had been inclined to constipation and the urine scanty.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys. The post mortem was from Dr Owen's notes
    Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Knaggs, 67, [No occupation]

  • Occupation or role: [No occupation]
    Age: 67
    Gender: Female
    Date of admission: 23 Jan 1877
    Date of death: 26 Jan 1877
    Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia; operation; peritonitis. Fatty and dilated heart
    Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
    Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
    Medical examination performed by: Bennet, William Henry
    Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
  • Owen, Herbert Isambard
    Medical notes: Four days before admission the patient noticed a pain in the left groin and found a swelling. The same day vomiting came on.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and abdomen. The post mortem was taken from Dr Owens notes
    Type of incident: n/a
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