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Mary Hicks, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1849
Date of death: 21 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid cancer of the breast, subpleural surface of the lung, liver, uterus & ovaries
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Breast, lungs, liver, uterus, ovaries)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This woman, the mother of 6 children, was admitted with encephaloid disease of the left breast. It appears that 4 days after her last confinement 6 months prior to her admission, the breast became inflamed & an abscess formed, which broke at the end of a month, & discharged pus copiously. At the end of 6 or 7 weeks it healed & a similar abscess formed in the right breast. The child was then reapplied to the left breast & the flow of milk again became established, but ulceration taking place around the nipple continuing to increase, the child at length refused to suckle. A few days after the child was weaned, some hard lumps were discovered at the lower part of the gland, which gradually increased in size without much pain. She was then seized with rheumatic fever, acute in the befinningm but subsequently chronic’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Cator, 66, Manager

Occupation or role: Manager
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1916
Date of death: 3 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma gulae opening left bronchus. Septic pneumonia. Gangrene of lung. Pyo-pneumo-thorax
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Pneumonia (Lung); Gangrene (Lung); Pyopneumothorax (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He had increasing dysphagia for four months. He was able to take solids until three days ago, but since then liquids have passed only.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Cook, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1848
Date of death: 22 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face and head. Pleuritis and empyema. Pericarditis. Cysts in kidney.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleural cavity); Pericarditis (Heart); Cysts (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient applied for advice regarding a firm tumour of some size adhering to the upper part of the sternum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Winter, 1 ¾, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ¾
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1844
Date of death: 5 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the ribs with ecchymosis of the Lungs and Heart. Rupture of the Liver.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Ecchymosis (Lungs, Heart); Rupture (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The child was admitted in a state of collapse having fallen from a height of 15 feet from a loft into a stable and it was believed was afterwards trod upon the abdomen by a horse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Burr, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1871
Date of death: 20 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of tongue. Operation. Exhaustion. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Tongue); Operation; Exhaustion; Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Three months before admission he first noticed pain on left side of tongue when eating. This increased and a tumour appeared and grew rapidly in that position. No history of cancer in family. No history of syphilis. Health generally good’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Mouth, fauces, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anna Blake, 34, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1870
Date of death: 4 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pleuritis.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Clarke, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Wick, 41, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1856
Date of death: 11 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man said that he had been complaining of feeling giddy for three weeks. He was evidently dying of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Wheaton, 55, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1888
Date of death: 20 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bronchiectasis with large foul-smelling cavities in lower lobes of both lungs. Dilatation of right side of the heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchiectasis (Lungs); Cavities (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For 3 winters the patient had suffered severely from bronchitis, and during the year 1887 she was not free from it even in the summer. From September 1887 her cough was very troublesome’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, spleen, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Walters, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1846
Date of death: 30 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleurisy and extensive hepatisation of the lung on the left side. Old adhesions on right side. Slight emphysema of both lungs. White patch on heart. Spleen soft and pulpy. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a moribund state, unable to give a collection account of himself. It appeared however from his friends account, that they had lost sight of him for several says and found him four days before admission, lying in a room by himself, quite neglected and suffering from cough, dyspnoea and acute pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Nathaniel Vincent, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital malformation of the heart. Calcarous deposit in aortic semilunar valves. Atrophied muscular walls. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of pain of abdomen, referred chiefly to right side, which had existed during 5 months, generally acoompanied by pain of head, & constipation of bowels. Appeared a good deal depressed, said he felt very languid: complexion sallow, conjunctive yellowish’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Smith, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Nodes on the forehead. Inflammation of larynx and trachea, with inflammation of sub mucous tissue. Lungs emphysematous and oedematous posteriorly. Abortion at six months.
Disease (standardised): Nodes (Head); Inflammation (Larynx); Inflammation (Trachea); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Abortion (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: When admitted, there were three soft nodes at the upper part of the forehead of this patient. When admitted she was four months gone with child.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Carter, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1871
Date of death: 21 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Rickets. Scrofula. Scrofulous pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Rickets (Bones); Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes); Pneumonia (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This child had been vaccinated 2 months before admission in three places on left arm. All became sore in a fortnight and remained open six weeks. There was no history of ‘snuffles’. The mother said she had one other child, which was healthy, but that it had a rash about head and face when about seventeen months old. The mother had frontal headache, but no rash, nor other signs of syphilis. Hair not thin. Father said to have died four months before, from ‘consumption’. Before marriage he had eruption on legs’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, bones, joints, glands

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Foster, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 7 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Partial pleurisy. Pneumonia. Heart very soft with dilated cavities and thin walls.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with oedematous swelling of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Morton, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1848
Date of death: 23 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the liver. Pneumonia. Cartilaginous deposits under pleura.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Pneumonia (Lung); Cartilaginous deposits (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The cornea had a yellow tinge and he complained of sickness and pain in the right hypochondrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Dyball, 48, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Abscesses in muscles, lungs, liver, spleen. Dilatation of common bile duct
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Muscles, lungs, liver, spleen); Disease (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Two of the patient’s sisters died of phthisis. There is no other family history of disease. The patient has had 4 children, one of whom died of bronchitis. She had scarlatina when a child and two attacks of rheumatic fever, the last 29 years before she came to St George’s. She was in King’s College Hospital about 7 years ago. The nature of her illness was not clear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

George Williams, 44, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1853
Date of death: 17 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Peritonitis. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man presented a remarkably sallow cachectic aspect, with a slight tinge of yellow on the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Webster, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1845
Date of death: 28 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic pericarditis. Pleurisy & pneumonia in various stages. Partial peritonitis, uniting the liver to the diaphragm. Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This girl, a thin, cachetic person, whose father is a martyr to rheumatism, stated that ever since the 6th instant she had been ailing & suffering with wandering pains, which became worse on the 13th and accompanied by redness & swelling. That she had a similar attack three years ago on recovering from scarlet fever, but at that time had no pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Rowe, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1854
Date of death: 11 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Obsolete scrofulous deposit in the lungs. Chronic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering from cough for two years, and had spit blood in the commencement of his illness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Cross, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1852
Date of death: 2 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wiggins, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 19 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granules of lymph(?) on surface of pleura. Disease of liver, with cysts containing coagulated blood throughout the substance. Brain wet.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Lymph (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been ill about six weeks and had commenced with pain in the back and numbness of the legs after exposure to the cold and wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Anne Miller, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 11
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1854
Date of death: 16 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous peritonitis. Attenuated stomach
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Attenuated (Stomach)
Admitting doctor: Page, William Emanuel
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This poor girl had been attending as an out-patient & was admitted at the request of the assistant physician in an advanced state of phthisis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Mary Colven, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Lungs puckered from condensation of the pleura and the interlobular cellular tissue. Emphysema and oedema of these organs. Slight recent peritonitis. Circumscribed cavity between uterus and rectum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cavity (Uterus, Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in January suffering from general anasarca dependent upon diseased heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Mungean, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1847
Date of death: 06 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration and destruction of epiglottis. Ulcers of mucous membrane of pharynx and posterior wall of trachea. Vomica and tubercles in lungs. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Aortic valves much diseased and contracted.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Pharynx); Ulcer (Trachea); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted giving a distinct history of Laryngeal Phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martin Walsh , 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 February 1844
Date of death: 7 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposits in Lungs, Liver, Spleen and Intestines with extensive ulceration of the latter.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung, Liver, Spleen, Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in an emaciated and debilitated state with symptoms of pulmonary Phthisis of four months duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Taylor, 56, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1852
Date of death: 1 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits and vomicae in both lungs. Hepatized lung on one side. Hypertrophied heart with white patches on its surface. Atheromatous state of the general arterial system. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted reporting himself to have been ill for nine weeks with a bad cough, but having evidently suffered from it for a considerable time previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, trachea and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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