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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

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

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

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

Frederick Gibbins, 40, Land surveyor

Occupation or role: Land surveyor
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1881
Date of death: 2 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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: 'No family history of consumption. He has lost flesh for 3 or 4 years and has had occasional attacks of cough, never laying him up for more than a day or two. No haemoptysis. For the last 3 months he has felt very weak, though attending to his work as land surveyor until last week when he took to bed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Emily Dufour, 38, Ladies' maid

Occupation or role: Ladies' maid
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1881
Date of death: 12 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Suppuration of the internal ear. Encephalitis
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Ear); Encephalitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: n/a

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Gavin, 21, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1881
Date of death: 14 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis. Disease of heart valves
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of family disease. He felt himself quite well until about 6 months ago, when he complained of lassitude & a slight cough, and for the last 4 months, has not been strong enough to do any work'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, pleurae, intestines, brain, heart

Type of incident: n/a

George Morgan, 49, Pedlar

Occupation or role: Pedlar
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1880
Date of death: 14 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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: 'No family history of phthisis, or of any other heritable disease. He had ague in India about 1860, also syphilis. A heavy drinker of rum up to 5 years ago. He noticed cough & shortness of breath last winter'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Barter, 4 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1881
Date of death: 16 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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: 'No history of tubercular or other heritable disease in his family. He was a backward child but has had no severe disease. Since Sep 1880 there has been considerable loss of appetite, frequent screaming at night, & incontinence of urine'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: brain, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, peritoneum

Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Bartlett, 46, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1880
Date of death: 16 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined'

Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Knowles, 20, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1881
Date of death: 23 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of pia mater and lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of tubercular disease. She has herself had excellent health in all respects up to January last. About Jan 10 she felt some chilliness with shivering for a day or two, then a headache wit much cough came on: sputa scanty, colourless, frothy, some night sweats'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Elkington, 51, Pipe maker

Occupation or role: Pipe maker
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1881
Date of death: 28 Feb 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis. Granular kidneys. Fibroid phthisis
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidneys); 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: 'The patient on admission was in a condition of stertorous dyspnoea & half inarticulate drowsiness & could give no account of himself beyond that he had been a very heavy drinker'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Poole, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1881
Date of death: 4 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Membranous disease of the tonsils and air passages (diphtheria)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Throat); Diphtheria (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The father gives an account of an attack of bronchitis 2 years ago in which there was much dyspnoea & strident inspiration. Slight scarlet fever 2 years ago nearly. On the eve of March 1 he had some cough & passed a very restless night; he was worse next morning; profuse perspiration, much dyspnoea, no vomiting, he could swallow milk'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: air passages, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Rogers, 51, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1881
Date of death: 9 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She can remember no serious illness, & was in full work up to a fortnight ago. On Feb 24, 9 days before admission she had a rigor with some vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, pain in abdomen & back followed. For the next seven days she went on doing some work in the kitchen. Bowels open once daily, character of motions not noticed. On the 9th day she took to her bed and called in medical advice. 4 liquid motions were passed on 9th day; there was slight delirium at night; increase of thirst, sweating, abdominal & dorsal pain; cough trifling throughout'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, blood, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Smith, 64, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1881
Date of death: 13 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Malignant growth in mediastinal glands. Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Malignant growth (Mediastinal lymph nodes); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Evans, Arthur Owen and Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She gives a history of good health up to 4 years ago when she began to have winter cough, and to lose flesh. She was an in-patient in King's College Hospital for about a month with a skin disease all over the body, which she describes as partly bullous & which the thinks was called pemphigus'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, mediastinum & glands, sternum, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, uterus, ovaries

Type of incident: n/a

Sabina Collins, 19, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1881
Date of death: 14 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Membranous disease of the fauces & airpassages
Disease (standardised): Disease (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Her mother is described as having had rheumatic fever, the rest of her relations are very well. She had excellent health & was very strong & vigorous as a girl. In 1879 she had rheumatic fever & spent 2 months in a hospital at Southampton. Much pain & swelling, in knees, elbows & ankles: no redness noticed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Air passages, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, vagina

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Carter, 23, Kitchenmaid

Occupation or role: Kitchenmaid
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1881
Date of death: 18 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the lungs, kidneys, intestines & peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, kidneys, intestines, peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Her mother died of 'consumption' at 46. No further history of pulmonary disease. She has had very good health up to Dec 1880 when her appetite fell off, and she had occasional vomiting & much headache. Menstruation continued regular. In Jan 1881 she had severe vomiting for 3 days; not apparently immediately excited by food; vomit consisted mostly of undigested food; no blood; no cough'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Wellman, 36, Lath-render

Occupation or role: Lath-render
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1881
Date of death: 24 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Abscess of the liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Liver); Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'On Feb 14, 1881 he was attacked with sudden & severe diarrhoea which had not left him at the time of his admission. Previous to this attack he had been in fairly good health, though he had lost 2 stone in weight in the last 4 years, & had had slight winter cough. He had never been out of England, & had had no previous attack of diarrhoea. He attributed the present attack to eating some muscles [mussels] on Feb 14'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

James Brown, 44, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1881
Date of death: 28 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of phthisis. He has spent 22 years in the Navy and Merchant Service and during that time had very good health. Four months ago he gave up his sea life and came to live in London. Since then he has never been free from cough and has lost flesh rapidly. His sputa have become very profuse and purulent and his dyspnoea constant'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Genever, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1881
Date of death: 23 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer of the ileum. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: 'His father died of phthisis 3 years ago; the mother is healthy; the rest of the family healthy except a younger sister who is at home with symptoms similar to his own. He has had measles badly; no scarlet fever; no other disease; no history of cough. A week ago he lost his appetite & had much headache, thirst & vomiting'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, intestinal tract

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Malone, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: May 1881
Date of death: May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Not reported here'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined'

Type of incident: n/a

John Adamthwaite, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: May 1881
Date of death: May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Locomotor ataxia
Disease (standardised): Tabes dorsalis (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father died of cancer of liver at 60; his mother of unknown cause, gradually at 45. Four out of 8 brothers died of 'consumption' before they were 21. No history of nervous disease in the family. He contracted syphilis at 19, & describes himself as being treated early and having no secondary symptoms. Very frequent sexual excesses from 14-20. Married at 20 and has had 4 healthy children, after marriage he was in robust health & practised athletics. Was easily influenced by alcohol and took very little'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tubbs, 1 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1881
Date of death: 11 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the meninges, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The family history is healthy both on father's & mother's side. The child has been suckled up to admission but has also had lately portions of its parents' food: no habitual cough. Three months ago it began to have whooping cough from which it has only just recovered. About May 1 its appetite completely failed, it became very restless at night and screamed occasionally violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

John Pickett, 25, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1881
Date of death: 13 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No family history of consumption or heritable disease. He was not delicate as a child, for the last 10 years has worked in bake-houses & reports himself to have caught frequent colds from hot air & draughts. Has had a year ago a severe cold which laid him up in bed for a week; no haemoptysis until 6 months ago; since then frequently, with loss of strength, flesh & appetite'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

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