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Richard Woodward, 30, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Date of admission: 29 May 1899
Date of death: 7 Jun 1899
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumothorax (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'This patient was 'quite well' up to February this year when he caught cold, the cough presented, and in March he lost his voice. On May 28th severe pain and urgent dyspnoea set in. He had had pleurisy 2 years before, but no haemoptysis, or winter cough had been noticed. His father died of consumption'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Brown, 5/12, [Unmarried child of] Laundress]

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Laundress]
Gender: Female
Age: 5/12
Date of admission: 20 May 1899
Date of death: 21 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia with collapse of lung
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Collapse (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Not seen by M.R. [Medical Register]'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Woodward, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1899
Date of death: 20 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: n/a
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Lewis, 46, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Date of admission: 12 May 1899
Date of death: 13 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): ? Bronchitis – Emphysema
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No autopsy'
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Simpson, 49, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Date of admission: 17 May 1899
Date of death: 19 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Powell, Llewellyn
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Patient admitted on May 17th with pain in left hypochondrium, cough and shortness of breath. Sudden pain in left side on the 13th followed by vomiting. Had pneumonia 4 years ago'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Louis Wain, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1899
Date of death: 8 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Powell, Llewellyn
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted for haemoptysis having coughed up about ½ a pint the days before admission. He had suffered from slight attacks of haemoptysis for some years and had been attending Brompton Chest Hospital since 1895. His father died of bronchitis. He had always been 'delicate' but had had no definite illness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edith Prescott, 1 1/12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 1 1/12
Date of admission: 7 May 1899
Date of death: 7 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia (confluent)
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'The child had always suffered from 'Rickets' and could not walk. She had been treated for Bronchitis 2 months before. The chief complaint of the mother was vomiting which set in on Apl [April] 22nd and diarrhoea next day since when she had much fallen away. She had been fed on [?] food from 3 months old to 11 months'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harry Harris, 20, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1899
Date of death: 8 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Impaction of false tooth in oesophagus. Oesophagotomy. Tracheotomy. Thrombosis, and ulceration of internal jugular vein and consequent haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Airway obstruction (Oesophagus); Operation (Oesophagus, trachea); Thrombosis (Neck); Ulcer (Neck); Haemorrhage (Neck);
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Pt [Patient] swallowed a false tooth plate, whilst coughing on Dec [December] 17 1898. Since then he had complained of spasmodic attacks of coughing and dyspnoea, during which time he was in Hospital (military)'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Walsham, 48, Hall porter

Occupation or role: Hall porter
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1899
Date of death: 4 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia, and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Powell, Llewellyn
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted complaining of pain in the lower part of the right chest. He had had a rigor on the 23rd April and was seized with sudden pain in the right side. He had been a heavy drinker when younger and still drank beer but not in any great excess. He was a stout rather flabby looking man. He had signs of pneumonia at right base. Sputum rusty'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Haler, 48, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1899
Date of death: 29 Apr 1899
Disease (transcribed): ? Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: n/a
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Farmer, 37, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1899
Date of death: 2 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis: oedema of lungs with chronic congestion
Disease (standardised): Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Powell, Llewellyn
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted with shortness of breath as his chief complaint. He had been getting gradually more short of breath up to September last when he was seized with right sided paralysis and aphasia for which he was treated in the West London Hospital for a fortnight. He was very weak when he left the Hospital but had no paralysis or aphasia. Since then he had been only able to do two days work in the week and had done none at all for more than a week before admission. He had had Rheumatic fever and smallpox at about 18 or 19'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maud Smith, 2 4/12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 2 4/12
Date of admission: 3 May 1899
Date of death: 3 May 1899
Disease (transcribed): Collapse of lung: bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Collapse (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Not seen by Medical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Florence Small, 1 10/12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 1 10/12
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1899
Date of death: 26 Apr 1899
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia, with collapse and emphysema
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Collapse (Systemic); Emphysema (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Powell, Llewellyn
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Child was admitted for cough. She was ill, temp [temperature]: 103. Signs of bronchitis over both lungs some loss of resonance at bases. Pulse 152. Resp [Respiration rate?] 72'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Griffiths, 30, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1899
Date of death: 14 Apr 1899
Disease (transcribed): Pleural effusion ? Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleural effusion (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No autopsy'
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Smith, 62, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Gender: Female
Age: 62
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1899
Date of death: 15 Apr 1899
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse malignant infiltration of peritoneum: great ascites: pneumonia R. [Right] lung
Disease (standardised): Infiltration (Abdomen); Ascites (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Patient died before she was seen by M.R. [Medical Registrar]'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Poynton, 11 weeks, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 11 weeks
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1899
Date of death: 23 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy, and Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'The child began to be ill a fortnight before admission, with diarrhoea and vomiting. It had been weaned one week before, but had had no potent food, having been fed on cow's milk'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Dobson, 65, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Gender: Female
Age: 65
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1899
Date of death: 25 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Capillary bronchitis. Morbus cordis
Disease (standardised): Bronchiolitis (Lung); Disease (Heart);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Not seen by Med: Reg: [Medical Registrar]'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frank Shaddick, 30, Beer house keeper

Occupation or role: Beer house keeper
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1899
Date of death: 18 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis and Haemoptysis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Haemoptysis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of being 'unable to stand' and of weakness in his legs for 6 wks [weeks] before admission. He had had a cough off and on for 2 yrs [years], especially in the winter – Pains in and numbness of the gut and legs had occurred since the onset. Some loss of power in the arms for about a week had been noticed. He was probably an excessive drinker and had been subject to morning vomiting for 2 or 3 wks [weeks] before the onset of the neuritis. Nothing noteworthy in his prev: [previous] or fam: [family] history'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Priscilla Jenkins, 25, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1899
Date of death: 17 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Gastric ulcer. Pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Pulmonary embolism (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'About 3 wks [weeks] before admission patient complained of epigastric pain after food followed by vomiting in about an hour. On Mar [March] 5th about 1 hr: [hour] after tea she vomited about half a teacupful of blood. There had been no milaena. Bowels regular. Catamenia regular. She had had dyspnoea 3 years before but had not suffered in this way since. Nothing else noteworthy in her family or previous medical history'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Philip Felstead, 84, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 84
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1899
Date of death: 16 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Hypostatic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Pt [Patient] aet 84: was knocked down in the road by a cab. On adm [admission]: Suffering from shock: with a feeble pulse: perfectly conscious: small wound in R. [Right] fronto parietal region of scalp. No concussion. ? Fr. [Fracture] of 5th rib. Left side'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Peapell, 66, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Gender: Male
Age: 66
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1899
Date of death: 9 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Septic pneumonia after removal of lower jaw
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Operation (Jaw);
Admitted under the care of: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Previous history good. 2 months before admon [admission] a small mass was noticed at the postr [posterior] part of L. [Left] side of mandible. Rapid increase in size with much pain, loss of flesh and strength'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jeremiah Simmons, 82, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Gender: Male
Age: 82
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1899
Date of death: 9 Mar 1899
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia. Right lung
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Pt [Patient] admitted in bad condition: tremulous and weak. Giving a history of incontinence of urine for 2 weeks: Prostate enlarged: urine containing slight trace of albumen. Abdomen slightly tender (?) universally: dull and resistant for 3 inches above pubes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Cunningham, 68, Army pensioner

Occupation or role: Army pensioner
Gender: Male
Age: 68
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1899
Date of death: 28 Feb 1899
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Collard, Frederic Stuartson
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'Pt. [Patient] admitted under care of Surgeon, transferred to Physician: with lung trouble. Exhibiting a generally distributed bullous eruption, marked in its character as a rule by suppuration and scratching 9 months duration. No history of syphilis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth May, 49, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Gender: Female
Age: 49
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1899
Date of death: 18 Feb 1899
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Belcher Hickman, H. R.
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of indefinite feelings of weakness with occasional fits of headache and giddiness. There was no other positive symptoms. In October '98 [1898] she had severe epistaxis. Nothing else noteworthy in her history'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Cooley, 2 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 2 months
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1899
Date of death: 19 Feb 1899
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Consolidation of left lower lobe
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Consolidation (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney
Medical notes: 'Not seen by Medical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, brain
Type of incident: n/a

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