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Edward Smith, 22, Bottler of mineral water

Occupation or role: Bottler of mineral water
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1891
Date of death: 5 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Double pneumonia. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man's father died of consumption at the age of 30. His maternal grandmother also died of consumption, and one maternal aunt was said to be in the last stage of the same disease. The patient was a bottler of mineral water. He had always been delicate and especially a sufferer from dyspeptic pain and vomiting. He never had haemoptysis, and though generally troubled with cough had little or no sputa as a rule. On April 29th 1891 upon rising from bed at 8am he shivered and sweated. In the evening he had stitch upon the left side of the chest'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: n/a

James Hogg, 15, Office boy

Occupation or role: Office boy
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1890
Date of death: 20 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Endocarditis old and recent
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering and Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'The patient had always been delicate. In June of 1890 when he is said to have had rheumatic fever and [?] a swelling was noticed about the back of the neck and there was pain on movement of the head and it was drawn down out over the other shoulder'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Ellis, 65, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 May 1891
Date of death: 21 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Inguinal hernia. Herniotomy
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Herniotomy (Groin)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'Had been ruptured for about 15 years. Had never worn a truss. Four days previous to admission while lifting a weight the gut came down. He could not reduce it and the same night he begun to vomit and vomited constantly until his admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Alfred Soer, 55, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1891
Date of death: 9 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Not seen by the registrar. This man had been a very hard drinker for many years, and sometimes he would sit in a public-house for the whole day. He had had more than one attack of delirium tremens. He was not known ever to have had rheumatism or acute inflammatory illness. He was employed at Tattersalls as an attendant of horses. For eight months he had been short of breath and much troubled by oedema of the legs. At 2.20am on June 7th he was left in his room having come home drunk. Nothing more was known about him till late on June 8th when the door was forced open and he was found lying insensible. He was thereupon brought to this hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Stott, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1891
Date of death: 9 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis (old and vegetative). Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a builder's labourer. At the age of 15 he had a severe attack of variola. At the age of 17 he had rheumatic fever with delirium and was laid up for 6 months. Since the age of 21 he had been liable to attacks of pain across the front of the chest ‘like a ton-weight' sometimes shooting into the right arm; which attacks were chiefly provoked by physical exertion or alcoholic drink. He was a hard drinker of beer. For one month before his first admission he had been too breathless to walk more than a very short distance. For a somewhat longer time he had been troubled by much cough and copious expectoration'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, head, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Collin Bain, 19, Grocer

Occupation or role: Grocer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1891
Date of death: 11 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. Myocarditis. Endocarditis. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Myocarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'One sister of this patient had had rheumatic fever. The boy enjoyed good health till November 1890 when he contracted rheumatic fever and was laid up in bed for five weeks. He appeared to recover and seemed well till three weeks before admission when he again took to bed on account of praecordial discomfort and shortness of breath'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Phoebe Copcutt, 25, Kitchenmaid

Occupation or role: Kitchenmaid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1891
Date of death: 12 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of the vermiform appendix. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman was a kitchen-maid. She had enjoyed good health, and the catamenial [menstrual] and other functions were reported to be normal. There had been no previous attack of the nature of that for which she was admitted. On June 8th 1891 she awoke at 4am with severe pain in the lower abdomen especially on the right side. During the day she vomited frequently and passed several motions. She was treated by a medical man with opiate pills. The bowels did not act again after the evening'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Bessie Killon, 56, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 May 1891
Date of death: 12 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (unresolved)
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman had borne five children. She supported herself by needlework. Her previous health was said to have been very good. Five weeks before admission, while employed in a house where two people were lying ill with influenza, she had a sudden attack of shivering and pain in the back. After this she was almost entirely confined to bed with what a medical man called ‘congestion of the lungs'. She lost flesh to a considerable extent, but improved gradually till May 16th when a second shivering attack occurred with stitch on the right side of the chest'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Salter, 38, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1891
Date of death: 16 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Early fatty degeneration of heart. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'About 4 days before admission to hospital he slipped and sprained his left ankle'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Camp, 9 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1891
Date of death: 22 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, meninges, pericardium
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, brain, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy and Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The mother of this child was reported to be insane so that she was quite unable to take proper care of it. She had, however, been suckling it continuously; and it had been fed also extensively by neighbours with farinaceous food. It had been wasting for about three weeks. Nothing further was known'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Love, 15, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jun 1891
Date of death: 23 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Meningeal haemorrhage. Compression
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Brain); Compression (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'When up a ladder became giddy and fell onto his head & back. Was insensible when picked up'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Russell, 81, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 81
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1891
Date of death: 27 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'The patient had been ruptured about 50 years and had always worn a truss but of late the truss was useless, the hernia coming down behind it. Four days previous to admission the right inguinal rupture came down'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Emily Miles, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jun 1891
Date of death: 6 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of cervix uteri. Secondary growths in liver. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Uterus); Growth (Liver); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'There was no family history of cancer. The woman's father died of consumption at the age of 36. The woman was married and had had two miscarriages but no children. Her health was fair till about midsummer 1890 when she began to suffer from dyspeptic pains and vomiting. These gastric symptoms abated; the appetite remained fair, and solid food was not always vomited. But constant pain in the upper abdomen became a prominent symptom and she lost flesh & strength rapidly. The catamenia [menstruation] were irregular, sometimes scanty, sometimes profuse; no large menorrhagia had taken place'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Wilkins, 62, Upholsteress

Occupation or role: Upholsteress
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jul 1891
Date of death: 8 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman was an upholsteress, a widow who had borne two children. For many years she had suffered from ‘chronic asthma and bronchitis', and had often been an out-patient of this hospital. On the morning of July 4th 1891 she had sudden pain on the right side of the chest and shivered afterwards. She took to bed. On July 6th she came up to the out-patient department where she was seen to be very ill and was sent up for admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Thomas, 44, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1891
Date of death: 15 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was for many years a coal-heaver till three years before his death he took to lighter work on account of diseased bone in the right thigh, which after being operated upon resulted in a permanent discharging sinus. At the age of 30 he had an attack of variola and lost the sight of his left eye. No history of syphilis, direct or indirect, could be ontained during life. It is probable that he was not a hard drinker. For 8 or 9 years he had been aware of a pulsating swelling in the right groin, which gave him no inconvenience though it increased in size slowly'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen, leg

Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Lyon, 70, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jul 1891
Date of death: 16 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Broken femur. Abscess in lung
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'The day previous to admission the patient fell down striking the right leg very sharply against some stairs'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right leg

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Stanley Spence , 22, Cloth worker / Clerk

Occupation or role: Cloth worker / Clerk
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1891
Date of death: 16 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumothorax (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'There was no family history of phthisis. The man was a clerk who enjoyed fair health till about Christmas 1890. Then he fell into pecuniary difficulties and began to live poorly. In March 1898 he had an attack of influenza (a previous attack having occurred 15 months before) since which he had lost strength rapidly. He had no haemoptysis. For a few days before admission he had kept his bed, and it was reported that he was delirious'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Rudduck, 55, Marble mason

Occupation or role: Marble mason
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jul 1891
Date of death: 19 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Interstitial nephritis (chronic)
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man had been a marble-polisher during the whole of his working life. There was no direct history of plumbism and no known exposure to the influence of lead except that putty powder (which is often adulterated by lead in the place of tin) was used by him for polishing the marble. He had enjoyed good health, suffering from no gout or rheumatism, till about eight years before his death when he became ruptured on the right side and soon afterwards found that he was passing more urine than natural'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Francis, 62, Librarian

Occupation or role: Librarian
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1891
Date of death: 29 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fibroid disease of heart. Dilatation of heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was born at Gibraltar and lived there for 50 years. He had spent for the most part a sedentary life, latterly as a librarian, and had suffered from no acute illness with the exception of an attack of rock-fever many years ago. About three months before admission he had for the first time a sudden attack of dyspnoea from which he had nearly recovered by the next day, but a week later a much more severe attack occurred and subsequently many more. Within the last week oedema of the feet had appeared, and for 4 or 5 nights he had been otrhopnoeic'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Maggie Grant, 29, Barmaid

Occupation or role: Barmaid
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jul 1891
Date of death: 28 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Parenchymatous nephritis. Interstitial nephritis (chronic). Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'There was no history of heritable disease. The woman was a barmaid, in which calling she had been much exposed to draughts. There is no reason to suppose that she was otherwise than temperate in the use of alcohol. Her health had always been good before the end of October 1890: she was not known ever to have had scarlatina, and no previous dropsy had been observed. At the time mentioned the lower extremities became oedematous, and a fortnight later the eyelids were swollen. She felt as though in perfect health but sought advice at this hospital on account of the swelling'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Patrick Casey, 39, Mason

Occupation or role: Mason
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jul 1891
Date of death: 28 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Died a few hours after admission. Not seen by registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, limbs, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident / suicide

Charles Buckle, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jul 1891
Date of death: 30 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'The child fell off a balcony, a distance of about 40ft'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Athol Berners, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1890
Date of death: 11 Aug 1891
Disease (transcribed): Morbus coxae. Tuberculosis of lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'Father & mother living, one brother died of phthisis. In 1889 he began to complain of pain in the left hip. He rested for a few months and the pain went away but in a short time all the pain returned and the joint became stiff'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left leg, thigh, hip, abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hinge, 58, Farm labourer

Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jul 1891
Date of death: 13 Aug 1891
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man, a farm-labourer, was a native of Reading, but had lived chiefly at Ashford in Middlesex. He was a free beer-drinker, but enjoyed very good health till December 1890 when he had a sharp attack of bronchitis. Previously to this he had suffered from winter cough and wheezing for several years, but had never been confined to bed. After December he remained shorter of breath than he had been before, and he was induced to come to this hospital by progressive dyspnoea shewing itself upon very slight exertion'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Denyer, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Sep 1891
Date of death: 30 Sep 1891
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of testis. Growth in glands around aorta. Thrombosis of inferior vena cava. Embolism of right pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Testis); Growth (Aorta); Thrombosis (Blood vessels); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a baker but since April 1891 he had not worked, having been laid up at that time by severe illness in some hospital or infirmary. In June he was able to walk away and was lost sight of by his relations. On the day of his death he spent some hours lying upon the grass in Hyde Park in the company of a casual acquaintance. He complained of feeling unwell, and in particular had no appetite. While on the grass he blacked his own and his companions boots and made a slight alteration in his dress. Upon rising to go, having walked a very few years, he fell to the ground with a cry of pain, pressing his hands to the front of the chest. He became ‘black as jet' in the face and died very speedily, before he could be brought to this hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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