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Catherine Morris, 55, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Date of admission: 9 May 1904
Date of death: 9 Jun 1904
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the R: [Right] ovary. Dissemination of new growth. Pleurisy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Growth (Ovary, systemic); Pleurisy (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'Admitted May 9th for pain and a tumour in the abdomen. She had been ill about 18 months. Her illness had included attacks of a paroxysmal character suggesting biliary colic, but there had been no jaundice and there was nothing in the history pointing to hydronephrosis or calculus. Tumour in the abdomen had been noticed about eight months. She had been getting progressively weaker since the beginning of her illness but particularly so recently. Shortness of breath had been present a month and had been getting worse. Bowels had recently been regular. Nothing in the history. The menopause had occurred seven years before admission without any trouble'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Allright, 6, [Unmarried child of] Help

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Help
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Date of admission: 6 Jul 1904
Date of death: 13 Jul 1904
Disease (transcribed): Generalized tuberculosis. Tuberculous peritonitis and ulceration of intestine. Tabes mesenterica
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic); Peritonitis, tuberculous (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Tabes dorsalis (Spinal cord);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Swete-Evans, William Benjamin
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'This child was brought to the hospital on July 6 by his foster mother under whose charge he had been since he was 18 mos [months] old. She reported that he was delicate and had been treated at various times for eczema (? syphilide). His last attack was 12 mos [months] ago and affected mostly the eyes and head. Ever since this the child had wasted. He had been vomiting for 3 or 4 weeks, and the abdomen, was swollen for 12 months'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Coomber, 19, Student

Occupation or role: Student
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1905
Date of death: 4 Feb 1905
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Ulceration with perforation. Severe peritonitis. Pneumonitis
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer; Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis Taylor, E.J.
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of internal pains. On Jan 23 patient says he felt ill (at Lincoln [?] [?]) with headache & general feelings of malaise’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Donald McLurgh, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1905
Date of death: 9 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous meningitis. Caseous mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The child was brought up to the hospital by his mother, for general illness. He had always been delicate, & had had measles at 2, bronchitis at 3, and pleurisy of the left-hand side, with many relapses, at 4. The family history was highly tuberculous: the mother, a pale, weakly woman of 34, had haemoptysis 3 years ago; the father died at 65 of bronchitis; the 3 other children were all weakly […] The child died slowly & quietly of carbonic acid poisoning’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

William Anderson, 4 weeks, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 4 weeks
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1889
Date of death: 3 Apr 1889
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in connection with the umbilicus and left hypogastric artery
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Umbilicus); Abscess (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The ligature around the umbilical end came away on the 6th day after birth and since then he had had a swelling all around the navel which lately became much larger and of a red colour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, kidneys, mesenteric and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Leslie Stock, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1898
Date of death: 9 Apr 1898
Disease (transcribed): Calcifying sarcoma of anterior mediastinum involving lungs and pericardium
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Mediastinum); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Eighteen months before admission he had had the left leg amputated above the knee for ‘sarcoma’ said to have followed nine months after an injury to the joint.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, alimentary tract and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Walker, 24, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1898
Date of death: 18 May 1898
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, mesenteric glands, oesophagus, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, liver and gall bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Kate Barrett, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1898
Date of death: 14 Jun 1898
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of gastric ulcer. General peritonitis. Cystic kidneys. Acute valvulitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cysts (Kidney); Valvulitis (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: Three or four months before admission she began to suffer from vomiting and pain in the upper part of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Examination of abdomen permitted only
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Bonehill, 62, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1900
Date of death: 17 Mar 1900
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac dilatation and hypertrophy. Mitral stenosis. Bronchitis. Pleural and Peritoneal Effusions
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung); Pleural effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Dickson, T.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: On admission the patient complained of difficulty in swallowing, cough and pain between the shoulders.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, alimentary tract and brain
Type of incident: n/a

John G. Starns, 38, Fireman

Occupation or role: Fireman
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1899
Date of death: 9 Aug 1899
Disease (transcribed): Perforated duodenal ulcer. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Not seen by Med: [Medical] Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Smith, 34, [Wife of] Commissionaire

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Commissionaire
Gender: Female
Age: 34
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1899
Date of death: 15 Oct 1899
Disease (transcribed): Retroperitoneal cellulitis becoming peritoneal. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Retroperitoneal space, peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'The patient was admitted complaining of 'cramps' and 'retching' – The illness began on Sept [September] 30th when she felt sick – Next day she had severe pain ('cramps') in the 'stomach' which doubled her up. she retched violently and had diarrhoea, 'motions being black as well' in the intervals she had pain all over. She admitted taking much alcohol as a rule. There were various illnesses in her previous history, none appearing to have any direct bearing on the state on admission. There was ɸΘ [phthisis] in the family'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Baker, 73, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 73
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1888
Date of death: 6 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Small-lunged emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Recent operation for right inguinal strangulated hernia. Recovery
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Operation (Groin); Hernia (Groin)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry and Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman was a widow and had had 3 children and no miscarriage. She had suffered from bronchitis for 20 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

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

Lucy Clark, 31, [Wife of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Gardener
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1888
Date of death: 14 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman was well till three days before her admission when she had rather sudden abdominal pain. This occurred when she was expecting menstruation to commence and was supposed to be due to a ‘chill’. The pain was very severe and continued till she came to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, kidneys, spleen, liver, stomach, thorax, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Chapman, 32, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1888
Date of death: 8 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Chronic peritonitis. Pyelitis. Cystitis. Pleurisy and pericarditis. Hypostatic pneumonia of left lung
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyelitis (Kidneys); Cystitis (Bladder); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Le Cronier, Maxwell
Medical notes: 'Last child born in March 1884. In July 1886 she caught cold & catamenia [menstruation] which had been excessive suddenly ceased. A swelling formed & she became IP [in-patient] at the Samaritan Hospital. An incision was there made per vaginam into the swelling & a pint of pus was let out. A tube was kept in 10 days. This was repeated on 2 occasions. In the following May the abscess burst into the bladder & has continued on & off to discharge so’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, lungs, larynx, trachea, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Bradley, 46, Scaffolder

Occupation or role: Scaffolder
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1888
Date of death: 24 Sep 1888
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the jejunum from peritonitic adhesions
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Medical notes: 'The patient was first admitted on July 23rd. He had been out of work, & short of food for 8 weeks. On July 22nd he had abdominal pain & on the 23rd he vomited. He was a well-nourished man & complained of abdominal pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, mesenteric and retroperitoneal glands, thorax, heart, larynx, trachea

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Johnson, 53, Schoolmaster

Occupation or role: Schoolmaster
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1888
Date of death: 19 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of the liver. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said he had never suffered from scarlatina. He had typhoid fever when 11 years of age and small pox in 1871. Four years before he came to St George’s he had ‘rheumatic gout’ which laid him up for 5 or 6 days. The man was at one time a great drinker of alcoholic beverages. About 10 years before his admission, he drank beer in the morning and nearly a bottle of whiskey during the day. He said he kept up this practice for 7 or 8 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, lungs, liver, spleen, intestines, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Martin Livingstone, 40, Corporal

Occupation or role: Corporal
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1888
Date of death: 29 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Lympho-sarcoma of cervical abdominal axillary & inguinal glands. Primary mass apparently in superior mediastinum
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Glands)
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: 'A native of Bunia [?Republic of Congo]. For 18 years he had been in the English Army. No history of importance till Feb 1888 when some lumps came on the left side of the neck: these have rapidly got larger & others have appeared in various parts of the body’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, thorax, pleurae, lungs, heart, pharynx

Type of incident: n/a

George Blake, 33, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1888
Date of death: 17 Jan 1889
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of mediastinum and right testicle
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Mediastinum); Cancer (Testis)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: Six or seven years before his admission he had a sore throat and was laid up in bed for a week. This was the only illness he remembered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, testicles, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

James Mauser, 67, Commissionaire

Occupation or role: Commissionaire
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1888
Date of death: 13 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated right inguinal hernia. Operation for radical cure. Relapse of hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A commissionaire who had been improved for many years. He had never worn a truss, & for years the bowel had been partly irreducible’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Bond, 36, [Wife of] Porter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Porter
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1888
Date of death: 23 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of manubrium sterni (small round-celled sarcoma). Secondary infection of cervical glands of right side. Large white kidneys
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Sternum); Infection (Cervical glands); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'She had been married 15 years. She had had 2 miscarriages but bore no children alive. Was well up to Sep ‘87 when she began to lose blood per vaginam’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, trachea, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, sternum, neck, spleen, kidneys, uterus, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Alice Baker, 25, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1888
Date of death: 16 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured tubal. Gestation of left Fallopian tube of about 3 months pregnancy. Hemorrhage. Abdominal section. Corpus luteum in right ovary. Hydro-salpinx of right Fallopian tube which is blocked by old firm connective tissue
Disease (standardised): Ectopic pregnancy Haemorrhage (Fallopian tube); Section (Abdomen); Cyst (Ovary); Hydrosalpinx (Fallopian tube)
Admitted under the care of: Champneys, Francis Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Luther Baker, 27, Commissionaire

Occupation or role: Commissionaire
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1887
Date of death: 22 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma occupying the whole of the left half of the chest and bulging over two inches beyond the median line
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Chest)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'An old soldier: no history of heritable disease. In 1882 he had a chancre which was followed by constitutional syphilis for which he was treated in Army with mercury. In 1884 he got a wound in the palm of the right hand: this healed at once […] In August 1885, the right forearm was amputated in Belfast Military Hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, heart, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, testicles
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (see PM/1888/68)
Type of incident: n/a

John Kennard, 60, Storekeeper

Occupation or role: Storekeeper
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1888
Date of death: 28 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of cardiac orifice and small curvature of stomach, also of lower end of oesophagus with 2ndary deposits in retroperitoneal glands and in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach, oesophagus); Deposit (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: 'This man was transferred from the care of Dr Dickinson [William Howship Dickinson] to have gastrostomy performed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, oesophagus, stomach, spleen, kidneys, thorax, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Smith, 58, [Wife of] Milkman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Milkman
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1888
Date of death: 29 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated omental femoral hernia. Peritonitis, blocking of left ureter. Cystic left kidney, sack cyst being full of putty-like material
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The history given by the patient’s friend was that her health was good till 14 days before her admission. For 14 days she had suffered much from vomiting. Her bowels were open daily’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, spleen, kidneys, thorax, liver, stomach, brain

Type of incident: n/a

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