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William Peachey, 24, Letter carrier

Occupation or role: Letter carrier
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1878
Date of death: 13 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever, with haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Haemorrhage (Intestines);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. A robust and healthy man: subject to diarrhoea: did not take more than ½ pt [pint] of beer daily. His mind was in too confused a state to give an account of his present illness, but as far as could be made out it was of a fortnight's date on admission. Dec [December] 4th 4p.m. Complained only of burning heat and loss of appetite'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Honoré Le Plat, 38, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Gender: Female
Age: 38
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1878
Date of death: 22 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Had suffered from enteric, scarlet, and rheumatic fevers. Appetite moderate: lived chiefly on soup and vegetables: ate little meat, very little butter, and no fat: occasional diarrhoea in summer: diaphoresis habitually profuse: possibly from the nature of his work only. He drank a bottle of claret a day: no beer or spirits. Coughs in winter since coming to England )15 years). He went to France on Aug [August] 22nd 1878, being then apparently quite well. Next day, as he was lifting something he brought up about 3 pints of bright blood, without effort either of coughing or vomiting. After this, except that he felt very weak and lost flesh, he remained without symptoms till some six weeks before admission, when cough gradually commenced, without rigor or sign of coryza. It steadily increased, with dyspnoea, but hardly any expectoration. His appetite gradually failed, he continued to lose flesh. His bowels acted loosely twice or so a day: five or six times the last day or two before admission. No rigors or night sweats: no more haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestine
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Cullingford, 28, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1879
Date of death: 4 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was quite well till midnight of December 28th to 29th, when he was suddenly attacked with pain about the nipple, catching his breath. He passed a sleepless night and the next morning had cough, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea and shivering.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Whittock, 75, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 75
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1878
Date of death: 24 Jan 1879
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Prostate); Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: n/a
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: n/a
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Hill, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1879
Date of death: 6 Feb 1879
Disease (transcribed): Burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Morgan, 65, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1879
Date of death: 7 Mar 1879
Disease (transcribed): Chronic bronchitis. Emphysema. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a condition which precluded examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Newnham, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1879
Date of death: 10 Apr 1879
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pulmonary emphysema. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Blake, Henry. Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Cough and dyspnoea gradually commenced about two years before admission, more severe at first and never left him afterwards, and aggravated by cold weather.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Izzard, 17, Lath maker

Occupation or role: Lath maker
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1879
Date of death: 3 May 1879
Disease (transcribed): Purpura. Haemorrhage and inflammatory softening of brain perhaps secondary to disease of the petrous bone
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Skin); Haemorrhage (Brain); Softening (Brain); Disease (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Morgan, John H. Ewart, William
Medical notes: On November 29th he was suddenly seized with shivering and abdominal pain. On the 30th he complained of great headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain and bones of skull
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Mabb, 30, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1879
Date of death: 5 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria. Oedema of the glottis. Laryngotomy
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Oedema (Glottis); Laryngotomy (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was quite well until about five weeks ago when an eruption of pimples appeared on the right arm, extending to the left a week later. About three weeks ago, she found on waking one morning the hands still and the skins on the backs of a black colour and beginning to peel off.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, brain and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

William Oliphant, 29, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1879
Date of death: 6 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was quite well until early in April, when one evening he began to shiver. He continued doing so about a week, and at the end of the week the shivering ceased and cough gradually began. About two months ago dyspnoea and free expectoration commenced, the urine became dark and the appetite failed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Wood, 48, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1879
Date of death: 12 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Large liver cirrhosis with jaundice
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The present illness commenced two years ago at the menopause. During this period she had frequently spat up or vomited blood and epistaxis occasionally.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Morrow, 46, Seaman

Occupation or role: Seaman
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Nov 1878
Date of death: 15 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not examined
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

John Jones, 50, Commercial traveller

Occupation or role: Commercial traveller
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1879
Date of death: 15 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Gangrenous pneumonia dependent upon tubercle. Tubal nephritis in a granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: When seen by the Registrar there was great cyanosis. Examination was almost impossible owing to his condition, but at the left apex, loud cavernous breathing was heard behind crackles all over the front of the left lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, intestines, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Lyne, 42, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1879
Date of death: 16 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular pulmonary phthisis (tapping of a vomica)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tapping (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was transferred from University College Hospital on its closing for repairs. The patient was admitted there on June 23rd and he was then suffering from intermittent pyrexia. There was cough and free purulent expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Lilian Young, 4, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1879
Date of death: 19 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tumour of brain
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Tidswell, Herbert Henry
Medical notes: The week before admission she began to complain of feeling ill, couldn’t walk and was staggering when put on her feet. Her appetite during this week had failed and she vomited almost everything she swallowed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, brain and lymphatics
Type of incident: n/a

James Mason, 23, Omnibus driver

Occupation or role: Omnibus driver
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1879
Date of death: 19 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Tidswell, Herbert Henry
Medical notes: For a fortnight before admission he did not feel very well. For four days before admission he had not kept anything in the stomach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Newell, 35, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1879
Date of death: 25 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Sclerosis
Disease (standardised): Sclerosis (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Tidswell, Herbert Henry
Medical notes: In July 1878 after working three very hot days in the sun he returned home complaining of feeling very giddy. He reeled about so that his wife thought him tipsy. He complained of pain in the forehead and vertex.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, meninges, brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Stillman, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1879
Date of death: 26 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritic adhesions, with oedema of lungs. Numerous superficial sloughs on body
Disease (standardised): Adhesions (Pleura); Oedema (Lung); Sloughing (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Tidswell, Herbert Henry
Medical notes: Five weeks ago he had a sore throat, the glands of the neck on both sides were swelled very much, and he was very feverish.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Florence Mary Kilby, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1879
Date of death: 30 Sep 1879
Disease (transcribed): Membranous laryngitis and tracheitis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Laryngitis (Larynx); Tracheitis (Trachea); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On the 18th September she went to school as usual but seemed ill in the evening. Wheezing on the chest was noticed by the mother who gave her a powder and put a poultice on her chest. She began to cough on that evening.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, larynx, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Hurle, 37, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Jul 1879
Date of death: 2 Oct 1879
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the rectum and of the ovaries. Widespread cancerous affection of the lymphatic glands
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Cancer (Ovaries); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: She was quite well until her confinement on May 10th 1878. On May 12th there was pain and the appetite failed. Pain and anorexia lasted until July. During this period a tumour appeared in the left cervical region, which persisted.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Baines, 25, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Sep 1879
Date of death: 4 Oct 1879
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Low pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: For sixth months she had been weak had been complaining of pain in the back for at least six weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Hedger, 28, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1879
Date of death: 11 Dec 1879
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not given here, as the body was not examined.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Mary O’Ryan, 17, Orphan

Occupation or role: Orphan
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1879
Date of death: 6 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): (Phthisis) Tuberculosis of lungs and intestines. Lardaceous infiltration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For about a month before admission he noticed her feet and legs swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

John Hunt, 27, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1879
Date of death: 9 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: This man had averaged four pints of beer daily, spirits occasionally, excesses at times. He was quite well until August last, when he noticed his feet swelled, and this extended to the legs and dyspnoea continued to increase.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, arteries and pericardium, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Knight, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1880
Date of death: 30 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (cavities. Fibrosis. Tubercle). Lardaceous infiltration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Fibrosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Twelve months ago she noticed a cough for the first time which gradually got worse. For several months she had most profuse night sweats ‘just as though you had taken me out of a bath and put me to bed’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

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