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Frederick Wiltshire, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Oct 1871
Date of death: 2 Nov 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fractured leg. Fractured ribs with perforation of pleura & wound of intercostal artery. Scalp wounds. Ruptured kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg, ribs); Perforation (Pleura); Wound (Chest, scalp); Rupture (Kidney)

Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man fell 50 feet off a ladder. On admission he was sensible, groaning and in evidently much pain, he had also great dyspnoea’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Martha Hopman, 54, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Oct 1849
Date of death: 6 Dec 1849
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed abscess in left pleura. Vomica in left lung. Lungs gorged with serum. Extensive ulceration of the mucous membrane of the rectum
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lungs); Ulcer (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry and Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted under the care of the surgeon complaining of great pain accompanying defecation, with solid excrescences at the verge of the anus. She stated that her illness had commenced about 6 months before with pain, passing blood by stool &c and she had since become much emaciated’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Ridel, 52, Hotel Porter

Occupation or role: Hotel Porter
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Sep 1877
Date of death: 5 Sep 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular disease of lung. Amyloid liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had had a cough for more than twelve months before admission and had been noticed by his family to be ailing for four or five weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Makepeace, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1842
Date of death: 9 Mar 1842
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis trachealis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Connor, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1852
Date of death: 22 Dec 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Recent lymph in pleural sacs. Atheromatous deposit in arteries
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Lymph (Pleura); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a rather advanced stage of dropsy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Oliver, 20, Warehouseman

Occupation or role: Warehouseman
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1881
Date of death: 2 Aug 1881
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Caries of spine. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Caries (Spine); Lardaceous disease

Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Father died of phthisis. No other relatives affected. Since 1878 had suffered from winter cough, general debility &c, but never noticed anything the matter with him till 3 months before his admission into St George's in October 1880. He then whilst swimming suddenly felt a crampy pain and numbness of the right lower extremity. On examining this he perceived a swelling as big as a walnut in the groin. This which proved to be an abscess burst and in Sept 1880 he first experienced pain of a dull aching character in his back'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, spine

Type of incident: n/a

George Harmsworth, 27, Cellarman

Occupation or role: Cellarman
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1905
Date of death: 19 Aug 1905
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Vomica in left lung filled with blood. Bronchopneumonia. Tuberculosis. Removal of appendix
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Appendicetomy (Appendix)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'Since Xmas the patient had been treated for consumption, a fortnight before admission there had been a profuse haemoptysis. One week later abdominal pain set in’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Walter Faire, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1891
Date of death: 29 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The mother of this patient died of some cerebral affection: there was no other family history of disease. The boy was strong, healthy and intelligent till he reached the age of eleven; then he was found to become mentally deficient so that he was unfit for any more intellectual work than polishing boots which his father, a shoemaker, made. He had very little education and never learnt to read, but could tell the time on the clock. His natural appetite was excessive; it was said that he would eat three 4 ½ d loaves of bread at a sitting. His bodily health was said to have been good'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Chaytor, 48, Riding master

Occupation or role: Riding master
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1888
Date of death: 7 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. General infiltration of both lungs with tubercle. Several vomicae in each lung. Femoral arteries remarkably atheromatous. Antemortem clot in left femoral vein
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man’s mother died of cancer of the breast. There was no other history of hereditary disease. For 6 years the patient had suffered more or less from cough. He was not free from it during the summer’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, heart, larynx, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

William Clarke, 9, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Sep 1870
Date of death: 7 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Double pleurisy. Hard inflammatory oedema of the lungs.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Oedema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was brought in insensible, having been found so in the street. The case was from Dr Larking's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Stevens, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 03 Jul 1847
Date of death: 10 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia and hepatisation. Old pericarditis. Ascites and peritonitis. Contracted liver covered with false membranes which also covered the spleen.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Liver);Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This body was admitted suffering from enormous enlargement of the abdomen, consequent upon the effusion of fluid into the peritoneal cavity.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James North, 33, Timekeeper

Occupation or role: Timekeeper
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1887
Date of death: 23 Aug 1887
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See notes in Medical Register'
'Not examined'
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

James Knuckley, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Oct 1851
Date of death: 13 Dec 1851
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of the ribs. Tubercular deposit in its earliest condition throughout both lungs. Enormously thickened & heavy cranium, the inner wall being vascular. Disease of the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Ribs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Brain, kidneys)

Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient had been before under the care of Mr Hawkins [Caesar Henry Hawkins], from January to May of the present year, with caries & necrosis of one or more ribs on the left side. There were three [?]sinuses below the mamma leading down to diseased bone. He improved in health during his stay in the hospital, and a small piece of bone exfoliated, but it was not possible to make any attempts to remove the rest of the disease’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Graëff Otto, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1842
Date of death: 17 Mar 1842
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Vickers, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1855
Date of death: 29 Aug 1855
Disease (transcribed): Recto-vesical fistula. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Rectum); Fistula (Bladder); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted on account of a vesico rectal fistula. He had been operated on about six years before but the would had never healed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

James Millett, 2 , [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Oct 1858
Date of death: 20 Oct 1858
Disease (transcribed): Low pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A puny, half-starved child, brought to the hospital in a most dirty plight. It was stated that a month ago there had been fever in the house at home of which the child sickened, & never made a thorough recovery. His pulse on admission was very weak, the abdomen hard & much distended, & the stools were very offensive’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, larynx

Type of incident: n/a

John Warwick, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1849
Date of death: 7 Dec 1849
Disease (transcribed): Vomicae in right lung. Pneumonia. Left lung emphysematous. Vegetations on aortic semilunar valves. Phosphatic calculi in the right kidney
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Vegetation (Aorta); Calculus (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, from whom it was difficult to obtain any history in consequence of deafness and debility, presented an appearance of very considerable emaciation with a very sallow complexion. His chief complaint was of pain across the epigastrium and general debility’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elsie Clark, 1 9/12, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 1 9/12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1894
Date of death: 13 Aug 1894
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Cf. medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination'
Type of incident: n/a

Dorothy Smith, 22, Nursemaid

Occupation or role: Nursemaid
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1918
Date of death: 13 Nov 1918
Disease (transcribed): Influenzal bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Influenza
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen and Hunt, Edward Lewis
Post mortem examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Medical notes: Headache & coryza followed by pains all over 7 days ago. 3 days ago got much worse & had bad cough, accompanied by vomiting. Day before admission complained of pain in the side. Rheumatic fever 2 years ago'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

David Howland, 67, Blacksmith

Occupation or role: Blacksmith
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Sep 1870
Date of death: 10 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Morbus Cordis. Granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was first admitted with palpitation of the heart, dyspnoea and dropsy. For many years he had polyuria and slight lumbar pain. His legs were very oedematous, there was a cough with orthopnoea and blood stained sputa. The case was taken partly from Dr Laking's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Kinder, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1848
Date of death: 10 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of arm. Miliary tubercles in lungs and spleen. Pneumonia. Hydrocephalus.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Arm); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Pneumonia (Lung); Hydrocephalus (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Glue, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1842
Date of death: 19 Mar 1842
Disease (transcribed): Pneumo-thorax
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bywater, 59, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Nov 1847
Date of death: 10 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Removal of breast for scirrhous tumour. Pleuritis. Pneumonia with hepatisation. Peritonitis with purulent effusion.
Disease (standardised): Mastectomy (Breast); Cancer (Breast); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen);Suppuration (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This woman was admitted with a schirrhus tumour at the upper part of the right breast, about the size of a pigeon's egg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Nunn, 64, Army pensioner

Occupation or role: Army pensioner
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jul 1905
Date of death: 20 Aug 1905
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat. Septic bronchopneumonia. Gangrene of lung
Disease (standardised): Cut (Throat); Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Gangrene (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'This old man was an inmate of Chelsea Hospital, and for the past year had been very depressed owing to chronic headache and paralysis agitans; the climax was reached on July 21st when he was found by an attendant with his throat cut’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Stocker, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Oct 1853
Date of death: 4 Dec 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Scrofulous destruction of a knee joint. Peculiar accumulation of fat in the superficial fascia of the scrotum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Leg); Fat (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted on account of disease of the right knee, but was suffering with extensive disease of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Knee joint, scrotum, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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