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Edward Powell, 21, Footman

  • Occupation or role: Footman
    Gender: Male
    Age: 21
    Date of admission: 31 Aug 1878
    Date of death: 1 Nov 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of intestine – Diarrhoea – (Kidney disease)
    Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Diarrhoea (Intestines); Kidney diseases (Kidney);
    Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Myers, Arthur Thomas
    Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. He was in-patient for an 'abscess on the L. [Left] hip' at 8 yrs [years] old. He was subject to epistaxis, and to cardiac pain and palpitation on much exertion. Otherwise there is nothing to remark in the previous history. He was very abstemious. From the beginning of May 1878 he was very weak, and had no appetite: and a slight shiver came over him some 4-5 times a day. Hot sweats occurred frequently at night during May, June and part of July. They ceased about the middle of July, when he went down to Southsea; and simultaneously with their disappearance a slight cough began, commencing as 'a wheezing in the throat' at night, with no catarrh or sore throat accompanying. […] On Aug [August] 27th diarrhoea commenced'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, brain, intestine
    Type of incident: n/a

Ada Venn, 18, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1880
Date of death: 26 Dec 1880
Disease (transcribed): Acute endocarditis (ulcerative)
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Six months ago she began to have pains in nearly all the joints, with redness and swelling. This was followed by dyspnoea on exertion and frequent palpitations.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and generative organs
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Watts, 46, Blacksmith

Occupation or role: Blacksmith
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1880
Date of death: 26 Dec 1880
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: The patient was subject to cough for the last twenty years, with shortness of breath and palpitation latterly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Bernard Mazzoretti, 68, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1880
Date of death: 31 Dec 1880
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the pylorus. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: No history of previous disease, except that during the previous year he had noticed loss of strength and he had grown much thinner.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach and glands
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Humphreys, [No age stated], Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1881
Date of death: 2 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Quinsey
Disease (standardised): quincy (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'With the exception of occasional attacks of 'sore throat' has always had good health. Was taken ill five days before admission with pain in the throat, headache & loss of appetite. The pain together with much difficulty in swallowing became rapidly worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, fauces, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Hart, 46, Rag-sorter

Occupation or role: Rag-sorter
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1880
Date of death: 4 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hypertrophy of right ventricle
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of pulmonary disease. He has been of somewhat intemperate habits. Slight morning vomiting. No signs of pulmonary disease until Nov 3 1880 when considerable haemoptysis occurred on exertion, and was operated on 3 subsequent days. He was admitted as inpatient on Nov 13 1880 with slight haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Parish, 19, Coal porter

Occupation or role: Coal porter
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1880
Date of death: 7 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Infarction of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Infarct (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Patient's first illness. Constantly exposed to wet & cold draughts. Three days ago became suddenly ill with rigors & sweating, & pain in left side round to the back'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Speck, 31, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1881
Date of death: 7 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Enlargement and rupture of spleen
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Rupture (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Had scarlet fever when a boy. No other definite disorders since. Was taken ill on Dec 31 with some cough & slight shivering fits. Continued to feel ill, & took to bed on Jan 3. Was then in no pain. Bowels regularly open'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Alice Brewer, 74, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1880
Date of death: 9 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Left pleuritis. Granular & cystic degeneration of kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Evans, Arthur Owen and Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Was never before laid up with illness. Violent attacks of cough began about a month ago, with copious thick greyish expectoration, & sweating'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Lilly Savage, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1880
Date of death: 9 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the pia mater and lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Father healthy. Mother delicate. The patient was the 7th child. Four others have died in childhood from chest diseases. The child was weaned at 6 months of age. Since has constantly ailed with cough, screaming fits, diarrhoea, capricious appetite. Could not walk until more than 2 years of age. Has often complained of headache'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

John Gardiner, 47, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1881
Date of death: 10 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the heart. Emphysema
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Father & one brother said to be gouty. Patient has for several[?] past winters suffered from troublesome cough, with thick greyish & frothy sputa'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Donald McLannon, 64, House porter

Occupation or role: House porter
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1880
Date of death: 13 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Health always good. Never laid up with serious illness. No intemperance. Was taken ill a fortnight ago with epigastric pain, loss of appetite, headache & little sickness, slight cough with frothy expectoration, & dyspnoea'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Robinson, 48, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1881
Date of death: 15 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of right ventricle
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Mother & brother said to have had lung diseases. Patient was for many years subject to winter coughs. During the last 3 years blueness of the face & lips was noticed, together with frequent attacks of palpitations of dyspnoea & occasionally slight swelling about the ankles'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Hammond, 41, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1881
Date of death: 16 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Has been a 'hard drinker of spirits'. During the 3 past years has been frequently out of health with attacks of rheumatism (?) in the feet & hands, painter's colic, & swelling feet'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

David Fitzpatrick, 36, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1881
Date of death: 17 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Empyema
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Mother's relations said to be consumptive. Father, 3 brothers & 2 sisters all died of lung disease. During several past winters he had suffered from troublesome winter cough. No haemoptysis at any time. Since last autumn the cough became worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

George Wigmore, 41, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1881
Date of death: 17 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys (cirrhosis)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Cirrhosis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. Much exposed to wet & cold. Used to drink beer & spirits to excess. Two years ago was suddenly taken ill with rigors & cough, with subsequent swelling of feet & legs'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Watson, 29, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1881
Date of death: 18 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised):

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. His health had always been very good. No accidents. No syphilis. Had been engaged in painter's work for seven past years. Has been in the habit of taking a glass or two of beer daily, spirits very seldom. Smoked moderately'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The brain and spinal cord were removed for microscopical examination. The rest of the body was not examined'

Type of incident: n/a

James Boness, 38, Gas fitter

Occupation or role: Gas fitter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1881
Date of death: 19 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Cerebral haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No known family diseases. For several past years he had suffered form painful swellings in joints of the toes & fingers, & 2 years ago was laid up for several weeks with a severe attack of rheumatic fever. Was subsequently (more than a year since) injured in the head by a gas explosion. Has been in the habit of taking a glass or two of beer daily. Spirits very seldom. Has for many years looked pale & thin. Married. 4 healthy children'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

James Cain, 36, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1880
Date of death: 21 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No hereditary disease. No previous illness. At 18 he had a suppurating bubo with no venereal sore. No skin symptoms. He has spent his life as a stableman'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, aorta, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

George Edney, 44, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1880
Date of death: 22 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of the aorta. Rupture
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Rupture (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No disease known of amongst relations. Ague 29 years ago, never since. Sharp pain in left side, worse with deep breathing, & some cough, 15 years ago. Did not last long. Has for several past years been engaged in heavy lifting work. Used to drink beer to excess for many years. Bowels habitually confined. No syphilis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, aorta, pleura, bronchi, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys
Illustrations: Yes (see PM/1881/1)
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Gautier, 27, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Oct 1880
Date of death: 24 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Diabetes (Pancreas); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of disease. She has had no serious ailments, has always been well nourished though not fat. In June 1880 she caught cold one day and took a warm bath. The catamenia [menstruation] were expected 2 days afterwards but did not appear, not have they appeared since. A few days after this she noticed that she was extremely thirsty, & hungry, that she passed much water very frequently, that her skin was hot & dry; after a few weeks she noticed emaciation which has been rapid since'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Horatio Pierce, 57, Collector

Occupation or role: Collector
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1881
Date of death: 27 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Bronchiectasis. Chronic nephritis
Disease (standardised): Bronchiectasis (Lungs); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Parents said to have died of lung disease. Patient was for many years subject to winter cough, which had lately become much worse, with abundant sputa, thick, greenish, bloodless. Had lately lost flesh fast. No nocturnal sweats. Habits: had always been temperate. Much exposure to all weather'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Jarrett, 20, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1881
Date of death: 27 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The patient was admitted on the afternoon of Jan 26 in a state of extreme prostration & incipient delirium, & quite unable to give any account of himself beyond that he had suffered for about 3 weeks with shivering & painful cough, and had been alone and half-starved. He was neither accompanied nor visited by any friends who could supply any further particulars'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Collins, 52, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1880
Date of death: 29 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the breast (in a male), and of both pleurae
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Breast, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He could give no history of heritable disease. He had jaundice 6 years ago but can recollect no other illness. Has been of temperate habits, averaging about 3 pints of beer daily'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Littleboy, 42, Publican

Occupation or role: Publican
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1880
Date of death: 29 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Father said to have been gouty. No other known family disease. Until 4 years ago patient had always had good health. Was then laid up with bronchitis. About 2 years ago began to feel gnawing pains in hepatic region together with obstinate attacks of constipation […] Had for several years drunk gin to excess. No history of syphilis. Gonorrhoea, more than once'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

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