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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

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

Frederick Youngman, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1881
Date of death: 18 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart valves. Lardaceous infiltration. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lardaceous disease; Pneumonia (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: 'His father is said to have died of dropsy consequent upon heart disease; he had had several attacks of rheumatism. The rest of the family are reported not to be strong but no definite disease is described. He had frequent attacks of Quinsey when a boy, none after 21. Syphilis at 20. No history of rheumatism. He has been in the habit of drinking large quantities of spirits until 18 months ago when he became a teetotaler'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

John Manning, 29, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1881
Date of death: 17 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of previous illness until about a fortnight before admission when he began to complain of sore throat, slight cough. Four days before admission he had a severe rigor with pain over left flank on coughing: sputa scanty, grey at first, becoming gradually more purulent. Breathing very rapid & painful. Slight delirium during the last two nights'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Thompson, 45, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1881
Date of death: 28 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Cardiac dilatation
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She can give no history of disease previous to 1874 when she had rheumatic fever 'along with smallpox'; she was laid up for 4 months; some subsequent shortness of breath & general impairment of health; no oedema until 3 weeks ago. She has been accustomed lately to take considerable doses of chloral & subcutaneous injections of morphia without medical advice'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Ogden, 39, Hall porter

Occupation or role: Hall porter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1882
Date of death: 28 Jan 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Inflammation of upper part of intestine
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Inflammation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: Five days before admission he began to vomit and felt ill. He had had slight cough for the preceding fortnight and that grew worse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Couper, 19, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1881
Date of death: 19 Apr 1882
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Pneumonia. Granular kidneys. Inflammation of liver
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Inflammation (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: In May 1881 she fell and struck her hip against some stones and from that time she dates constant discomfort in the hip and a limping gait.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Moseley, 72, Sweep

Occupation or role: Sweep
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1882
Date of death: 27 Aug 1882
Disease (transcribed): Comminuted fracture of femur at neck and great trochanter. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Two days before admission he fell from the pavement onto the road, alighting on his right hip.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and thigh
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Morcom, 57, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1882
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Aneurism of aorta. Congestion of lungs. Probable compression of pulmonary veins
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract); Aneurysm (Arteries); Congestion (Lung); Compression (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Brought in dead
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Thompson, 62, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Sep 1882
Date of death: 1 Oct 1882
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuritis. Pneumonia of left apex
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Three days before her admission she had a sudden onset of acute symptoms, with a feeling of chilliness and vomiting. She had soreness over the apex of the left lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

James F Henton, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Sep 1882
Date of death: 5 Oct 1882
Disease (transcribed): Purulent pericarditis. Double pleuritis. Congestion of lungs
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: His mother said he had measles a year before and chicken pox a month before admission. She described a rash noticed two days before admission, chiefly around the throat and then spreading all over the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Gater, 24, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1882
Date of death: 18 Oct 1882
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had been too weak for the year before admission to do any work and had had constant cough with trifling sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alice E Howard, 17, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1882
Date of death: 12 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Hodgkins disease. Pleuritis and effusion
Disease (standardised): Hodgkin disease (Lymph nodes, Spleen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Effusion (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Eight months before admission the glands on the left side of the neck commenced to enlarge, followed by those of the right side and under the left arm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, adenoid tissue and pericardium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Callaman, 28, Writer

Occupation or role: Writer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Oct 1882
Date of death: 27 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pleuritis. Vomica. Miliary tubercles
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had good health and served in the army until 1878 when he had haemoptysis and was discharged from the service with a diagnosis of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Potty, 36, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1882
Date of death: 27 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumothorax. Miliary tubercle. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a phthisical history in a state of such extreme collapse that no examination was considered advisable.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Garrett, 72, Bus driver

Occupation or role: Bus driver
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Nov 1882
Date of death: 8 Dec 1882
Disease (transcribed): Malignant growth in urethra. Pleuritis. Bronchitis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Urethra); Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had often had gonorrhoea in youth and had suffered for seventeen years from a stricture.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and urethra
Type of incident: n/a

George R Chidgey, 15 months , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1882
Date of death: 29 Dec 1882
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Cystic disease (hygroma) of neck
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Lymphangioma, Cystic (Neck)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: This was the third occasion of the child’s residence in this hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Elliott, 27, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1883
Date of death: 1 Jan 1883
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had been in a state of nearly continuous delirium for two days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

George Hands, 37, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1883
Date of death: 21 Jan 1883
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: On January 17th he had slight aching in the limbs and constipation. He later had pain in the chest and brought up much thick sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Goodridge, 47, Iron worker

Occupation or role: Iron worker
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1883
Date of death: 13 Feb 1883
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Fourteen days before admission he was wet through and grew very hoarse and he had many ‘staggering fits’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Cheshire, 20, Wife

Occupation or role: Wife
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1883
Date of death: 21 Feb 1883
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: There was a phthisical history on both sides of the family. She had been constantly suffering from slight pulmonary symptoms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Mary White, 63, Wife

Occupation or role: Wife
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Feb 1883
Date of death: 28 Feb 1883
Disease (transcribed): Intra-capsular fracture of left hip. Bronchitis. Dilated heart. Suppurative arachnitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Hip); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Arachnoiditis (Brain); Suppuration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Five weeks before admission the patient had fallen down in her house and injured her left thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert Rider, 37, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1883
Date of death: 4 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of left lung. Pleuritis. Right empyema. Pyaemia. Abscesses in liver and spleen
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleura); Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Liver); Abscess (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: About a week before admission he had occasional rigors and much cough with copious sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Lilly Cooper, 20 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1883
Date of death: 4 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Lobular pneumonia. Ulceration of pharynx, tonsils and larynx
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Ulcer (Pharynx); Ulcer (Palatine tonsil); Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Her brother, who had been living in the same house, was admitted on February 24th and died on the same day of laryngeal diphtheria (see PM no 68). She had been taken ill with ‘measles and scarlet fever together’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, tonsils, larynx, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ernest E Wakefield, 3, [Child of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Child of] Coachman
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1883
Date of death: 18 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Catarrhal pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He was a child described by his mother as ‘always liable to have cough when he had a cold’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tonsils, fauces, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

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