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Robert Hodgson, 19, Iron founder

Occupation or role: Iron founder
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1890
Date of death: 5 Jan 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: On the 24th May he had headache and shivering and he took to his bed. On the 25th he had acute pain in the left side of his chest. On the 26th he still had the pain and a cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, soft palate, oesophagus, larynx, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, intestines, mesenteric glands, bile ducts, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, testicles, bladder and brain
Type of incident: n/a

J. Rolfe, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: [No gender stated]
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1890
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac failure
Disease (standardised): Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: Dead on admission
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Edward West, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1890
Date of death: 23 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine and pelvis. Suppression of urine
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Fracture (Pelvis); Suppression of urine (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: He fell off a house some fifty feet, but remembered nothing of the accident.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, ureters, bladder, spine, sternum, lungs and heart
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Mason, 44, Bus driver

Occupation or role: Bus driver
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1890
Date of death: 23 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Chronic interstitial nephritis
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: He had consumed very large quantities of alcohol and taken very little exercise. He had been subject to cough for seven or eight years. For a month before his admission he had much cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hutchings, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1890
Date of death: 23 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Recurrent scirrhus of breast
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Breast)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: In July last she had her left breast amputated in the Grosvenor Hospital. For some time before she had this operation performed she had noticed a painful lump in the breast which soon sprouted through the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, kidneys, uterus and spine
Type of incident: n/a

Bessie Frow, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1890
Date of death: 24 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Influenza? Exophthalmic goitre
Disease (standardised): Influenza, human (Respiratory tract); Graves disease (Immune system)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The patient was extremely ill when she came into the hospital and no history was obtained except that she had had palpitation for some time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, trachea, larynx, thyroid gland, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, omentum, liver, spleen, descending colon, kidneys, suprarenals, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Lillian Kingsbury, 22, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1890
Date of death: 24 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: On March 1st the woman began to suffer from abdominal pain, chiefly at the umbilicus. That evening she had shivering and vomiting and went to bed. The chief symptom were diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, abdomen, colon, oesophagus, liver, stomach, uterus, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Gates, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1890
Date of death: 28 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing intramural uterine fibroid. Septicaemia. Double pleurisy. Commencing pericarditis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Leiomyoma (Uterus); Sepsis (Systemic); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: Not seen by Registrar
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, pancreas, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Emanuel Rose, 64, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1890
Date of death: 29 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Dilated right side of heart
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The patient came to St George’s as an outpatient on March 21st 1890. He said he had suffered much from cough and dyspnoea for two months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, pancreas, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys and suprarenals
Type of incident: n/a

William Gilshnan, 59, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1890
Date of death: 29 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the oesophagus. Secondary growths in liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: In 1863 or there about he was discharged from the army because he developed a double inguinal hernia. Some seven years back he drank some water which had been in a paraffin cask, after which he had a good deal of inflammation about the throat and stomach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Alimentary canal, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, peritoneum, intestines, lungs, heart, aorta, laryngeal cartilages, epiglottis and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

John Duff, 24, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1890
Date of death: 30 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage, left frontal lobe
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The history given of his illness was that he was in his cab on the morning of the 28th when he fell forwards and became unconscious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, pericardium, heart, lungs, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, bile ducts, intestines and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Burchnell, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1890
Date of death: 31 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine. Double psoas abscess. Right iliac abscess. Amyloid disease
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Abscess (Ilium); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The patient was in the Hospital in May last, suffering from diseased vertebra in the lumbar region and a large abscess of the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, pleurae, lungs, thyroid and larynx
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Ada Holland, 4, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1890
Date of death: 2 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pneumothorax (right side). Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Lung); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The child was anaemic but well nourished. She suffered from cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, larynx, thyroid, oesophagus, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, pancreas and bones
Type of incident: n/a

George Paulger, 60, Horse keeper

Occupation or role: Horse keeper
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1890
Date of death: 3 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: He said that for three years he had suffered every winter from bronchitis. His legs began to swell a week before his admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Omentum, liver, stomach, intestines, oesophagus, pharynx, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium and heart
Type of incident: n/a

John Bruty, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1890
Date of death: 3 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of rectum
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: Some fifteen years back the patient had suffered from cholera and since then had suffered severely from prolapse of the rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, heart and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Roberts, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1890
Date of death: 3 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Rapid phthisis. Left empyema
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Empyema (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: She complained that she had suffered from cough and had lost flesh for six months before she came to the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, oesophagus, pericardium, heart, omentum, sigmoid flexure, mesenteric glands, liver, bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, suprarenals, uterus and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Lizzie Palling, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1890
Date of death: 4 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Mitral reflux. Recent pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The woman said that she had always suffered from palpitation, even before she had rheumatism, but the palpitation was more troublesome afterwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pericardium, heart, lungs, larynx, oesophagus, thyroid, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, duodenum, stomach and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Webb, 52, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1890
Date of death: 6 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Bronchiectasis. Large white fatty kidneys
Disease (standardised): Bronchiectasis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: For thirty years he had been subject to winter cough, and on two occasions had been treated as an outpatient at Brompton Hospital. He had previously had syphilis followed by secondary symptoms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, lungs, pericardium, heart and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Lower, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1890
Date of death: 6 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Surgical kidneys. Hypertrophied middle lobe of prostate. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Hypertrophy (Prostate); Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: He had suffered a good deal from bronchitis for which he was admitted under Dr Ewart. Then it was discovered that he had great pain and frequency of micturition.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Kidneys, ureters, suprarenals, bladder, pericardium, heart, aorta and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Brown, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1890
Date of death: 9 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Cerebellar abscess. Thrombosis of lateral sinus
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Abscess (Brain); Thrombosis (Transverse sinuses)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: Twelve years before her admission the patient said she had a tumour behind her right jaw. This was removed. For twelve years the woman had deafness of her right ear. Six months before her admission she began to have an offensive discharge from her right ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, larynx, oesophagus, thyroid, lungs, heart, peritoneum, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus and ovaries
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Norah Smith, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1889
Date of death: 10 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: She suffered from cough and dyspnoea for a year before she came to the hospital. For three weeks before her admission she had been confined to her bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, larynx, thyroid, omentum, liver, spleen, pancreas, uterus, ovaries, kidneys, bladder and caecum
Type of incident: n/a

Minnie Jarvis, 3 years 9 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3 years 9 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1890
Date of death: 12 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The patient had measles a year before her admission and tonsilitis in December 1889. She did not recover from the cough which followed measles.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, bronchial glands, larynx, thyroid, thymus, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, intestines, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, uterus and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Pridham or Pridmore, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1890
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The child was dead when brought into the hospital. No history was obtained. The friends did not see the Registrar.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, brain, thorax, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder and limbs
Type of incident: n/a

[No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1890
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by hydrocyanic acid
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: It was said that the man was found in the park, dead, and that a bottle containing prussic acid was found by his side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Alimentary canal, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, testes, lungs, pleurae, pericardium, heart, aorta, larynx, brain and joints
Type of incident: Suicide

Mary Cryer, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1890
Date of death: 18 Apr 1890
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The patient was said to be a sober woman. She was in poor circumstances and had pawned her wedding ring to get money for food. Her husband was a drunkard, and some weeks before admission had, her daughter said, struck her.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, oesophagus, peritoneum, stomach, duodenum, liver, bile duct, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, uterus and ovaries
Type of incident: n/a

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