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Mary Wigley, 53, [Wife of] Motor Cabman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Motor Cabman
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1913
Date of death: 1 Jan 1914
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media (right). Mastoiditis. Thrombosis in lateral sinus. Aspiration pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Mastoiditis (Skull); Thrombosis (Transverse sinuses); Pneumonia, aspiration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bull, William Charles
Medical examination performed by: Oram, Evelyn, Henry Bardens
Post mortem examination performed by: Turton, James Richard Henry
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering with right otorrhoea for six months, and for three weeks headache, vomiting, rigors and a dull aching pain at back of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, tonsils, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, oesophagus, peritoneum, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, alimentary canal, uterus, head, sinuses, brain and neck
Type of incident: n/a

Frank Pavey, 14, [Child of] Photographer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Photographer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1885
Date of death: 1 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Purulent peritonitis and pleurisy. Penetrating wound of the abdomen
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Wound (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: While walking along the streets, he caught his foot against a railing and fell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and small intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Richard Wylder, 17, Shepherd

Occupation or role: Shepherd
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Sep 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Shock following amputation through right hip joint. Ankylosis of bones of both lower limbs. Anaemia
Disease (standardised): Shock; Amputation (Hip); Ankylosis (Legs); Anaemia (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'As a child good health. Eight weeks before admission he got ‘acute rheumatism’ & was an IP [in-patient] in Savernake Cottage Hospital. He came from there to St George’s’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right lower limb, brain, liver, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Hampton, 43, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1886
Date of death: 22 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Caseation of the lower lobe of the right lung. Pneumonia of the lower lobe of the left. Enlarged spleen containing gummata. Syphilis. Gumma of spleen
Disease (standardised): Caseation (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Spleen); Granuloma (Spleen); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: In 1861 he had a chancre followed by bubo in the left groin which was opened. In the year 1871 he had an attack of paralysis of the left arm and leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain, bones, lungs and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Timothy Osborne, 46, Stonemason

Occupation or role: Stonemason
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1887
Date of death: 11 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of pancreas & liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas, liver)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'An abstemious man, who had good health till August '86 when in consequence of lifting a heavy weight, he strained himself & was seized with pain round the abdomen'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Smith, 33, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the sigmoid flexure of the colon. Colotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Epithelioma (Colon); Colostomy (Colon); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'This man was transferred from the care of Dr Cavafy for operative treatment, as medicine had failed to relieve his symptoms'

Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Lace, 13, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1886
Date of death: 12 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Periostitis. Ostitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Peritostitis (Bone); Osteitis (Bone); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: On January 6th the boy slipped and fell, striking his left leg joint below the knee. The next day he had an attack of vomiting and loss of appetite.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and tibia
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Bushell, 65, Publican

Occupation or role: Publican
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of brain; fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Wound (Brain); Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: '[No history] could be obtained, excepting that he is said to have got into trouble over money matters & to have placed a pistol in his mouth & to have pulled the trigger'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: Suicide

Elizabeth Fairweather, 58, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1888
Date of death: 26 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Right strangulated femoral hernia. Ineffectual taxis. Exploratory abdominal incision. Gangrene of gut. Removal. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Taxis; Incision (Abdomen); Gangrene (Gut); Removal; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A clear history could not be got. Is said to have had a hernia on right side for many years. She was standing up trying to reach something from a shelft when she suddenly was seized with intense pain in the hernia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus, intestines, lungs, larynx, trachea, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Jean Lachaize, 65, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1888
Date of death: 27 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the lower end of the oesophagus. Gastrostomy. Hypostatic pneumonia and gangrene of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Gastrostomy; Pneumonia (Lungs); Gangrene (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'This man was originally admitted under the care of Mr Dent [Clinton Thomas Dent] at the beginning of 1888 with difficulty in swallowing & rapid emaciation. A diagnosis of oesophagal stricture was made & under treatment he improved, being sent to convalescent home in February. For the first week he gained weight & was free from pain. Afterward he got increased difficulty in swallowing & began again to emaciate’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Glover, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1899
Date of death: 4 Apr 1899
Disease (transcribed): Middle ear disease. Lateral sinus thrombosis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Ear); Sinus thrombosis, intracranial (Skull); Sepsis (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Bull, William Charles
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Otorrhoea of ancient date: recrudescence after an attack of influenza one month before admission – An abscess formed over the mastoid bone – pus was evacuated by medical man – the operation being followed by gradually increasing drowsiness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranial cavity
Type of incident: n/a

Cecil Lawrence, 5, [Child of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Coachman
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1909
Date of death: 5 Apr 1909
Disease (transcribed): Mastoiditis. Radical operation. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Mastoiditis (Skull); Operation (Skull); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bull, William Charles
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Jessie Hopkins, 20, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1911
Date of death: 10 May 1911
Disease (transcribed): Acute mastoiditis. Sinus thrombosis. Pyaemia. Death
Disease (standardised): Mastoiditis (Skull); Thrombosis (Cranial sinuses); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bull, William Charles
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Anderson, 46, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1888
Date of death: 6 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated left inguinal hernia. Operation for radical cure. ?Acute oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation Edema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'No accurate history could be got. There was a hernia on the right side for many years & this was usually supported by a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver

Type of incident: n/a

Whittaker Booth, 54, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1887
Date of death: 23 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Dislocation of left shoulder, perforation of ancillary artery
Disease (standardised): Dislocation (Shoulder); Perforation (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'In childhood, he was ill from disease of the right hip which left him lame. Otherwise his general health has been good. He was of temperate habits. Three weeks ago, he slipped & fell on to his left shoulder'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

John Davis, 59, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1885
Date of death: 27 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Left pleural effusion. Lung fibroid. Tubercle in both lungs. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Fibrosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: He caught a cold two previous winters, which left a cough. One week previously he noticed swelling of both legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Taylor, 45, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1885
Date of death: 26 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Oblique fracture of tibia into ankle-joint. Cerebral congestion and increase of subarachnoideum fluid
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Congestion (Brain ); Fluid (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: This man was thrown down in some fracas with the police and his legs were broken
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and right leg
Type of incident: Homicide/murder?

Annie Wright, 6, [Child of] Shunter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Shunter
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1906
Date of death: 8 Jan 1907
Disease (transcribed): Mastoiditis. Abscess of temporo-sphenoidal lobe. Septic meningitis
Disease (standardised): Mastoiditis (Skull); Abscess (Brain); Sepsis (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bull, William Charles
Medical examination performed by: Evans, John Howell
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: Six months ago the child had measles which left her with double otorrhoea. For the past fortnight she was said to have been acutely ill with pain in the left mastoid region and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain and meninges, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, larynx, trachea, thyroid, thymus, peritoneum, stomach, intestines, pancreas, spleen, liver, gall bladder, suprarenals, kidneys and genito-urinary organs
Type of incident: n/a

Robert White, 52, Bootmaker

Occupation or role: Bootmaker
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1888
Date of death: 11 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease (sarcoma) of left kidney. Dilated left ureter. Secondary growths in urinary bladder and in right lung
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Kidneys); Disease (Ureter); Growth (Bladder, lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Good general health till June ‘86 when he became ‘blind’. Eyesight has rapidly got worse. Three weeks before Xmas ‘87 he began to have difficulty in micturition’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, kidneys, heart, lungs, spleen, liver

Type of incident: n/a

James Sellar, 27, Watchmaker

Occupation or role: Watchmaker
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1885
Date of death: 14 Apr 1886
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of vertebrae. Acetabulum hip. Double psoas abscess. Pyo-nephritis. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Spine); Necrosis (Hip); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Nephritis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship. Rouse, James. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This man was admitted into St George’s on July 13th and remained until August 5th. He was then suffering from rheumatic pains in the right thigh. He was sent to Wimbledon and discharged cured in a month. He was again admitted complaining of pains in the right leg and ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, pancreas, muscles, bones, vertebrae, femur, joints and hip
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Taylor, 18, [Child of] Clerk

Occupation or role: [Child of] Clerk
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1887
Date of death: 30 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Hip disease. Septicaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: '[No history] of heritable disease. As a child she had abscesses in the neck [

Arthur Avern, 17, Shop assistant

Occupation or role: Shop assistant
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1888
Date of death: 14 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Left inguinal hernia. Radical cure. Septic general peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Radical cure; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'As far as could be made out the lad always had good health, his only trouble being the condition of his hernia. The right testicle came down when he was at 10 & has never since troubled him. There has always been a retained testis on the left side, but this is said to come down together with a hernia when the boy stands. He has not worn a truss for 2 years, formerly he wore one’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, testicles

Type of incident: n/a

Walter Wilcox, 1, [Child of] Plumber

Occupation or role: [Child of] Plumber
Age: 1
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1887
Date of death: 8 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The child had a right inguinal hernia from birth. When at 6 months, the rupture could not be returned by the mother, but was subsequently reduced under chloroform at a children's hospital'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Fox, 21, Laundrymaid

Occupation or role: Laundrymaid
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1886
Date of death: 19 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Empyema, exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles and Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient knew little of her family & was unaware of any phthisical history. For 3-4 years she had had winter cough & for 18 months previous to admission had been out of health suffering from weakness, pain in the left side, capricious appetite and emaciation'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, larynx, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, cerebral membrane, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Butler, 34, Army pensioner

Occupation or role: Army pensioner
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1886
Date of death: 20 Apr 1886
Disease (transcribed): Compression of the brain by blood extravasation between the dura mater and the bone
Disease (standardised): Compression (Brain); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: No history of this man’s previous health could be obtained, as his identity was not established until after death. On April 16th he was getting over from the side of an omnibus on to the box seat, lost his balance and fell into the road striking his head on the ground.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, head, membranes, brain and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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