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Mary Scott, 58, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1888
Date of death: 11 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pleural effusion
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Effusion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatism nor of scarlatina. She had been married for 35 years and had thirteen children and two miscarriages. Of the children eight survived and five died young. The woman had suffered for two years from cough and dyspnoea. Six weeks before she came in she had oedema of the legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Black, 15, Kitchen maid

Occupation or role: Kitchen maid
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1888
Date of death: 14 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The girl was a native of Argyleshire, but she had lived in London for two years. For two months before she came to the hospital she had suffered from cough and dyspnoea, had been much troubled with diarrhoea and had lost flesh. She did not take to her bed till about four days before her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Luker, 29, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1888
Date of death: 15 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was 29 years of age and was married at the age of 20. She had had 3 children, one of whom was living. One died of bronchitis and one of some unknown disease. She had never had scarlatina nor rheumatic fever, but she had occasional slight articular pains. Three weeks before her admission she had a child. The labour was normal
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestines, uterus, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Thoroughgood, 53, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1888
Date of death: 24 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (Delirium tremens)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man said that he was in good health till four days before his admission when he began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea. He was accustomed to drink alcoholic beverages freely, but the amount he took could not be approximately determined. He told the physician that he did not drink more than he did’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, bladder, heart

Type of incident: n/a