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Elizabeth Fairweather, 58, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1888
Date of death: 26 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Right strangulated femoral hernia. Ineffectual taxis. Exploratory abdominal incision. Gangrene of gut. Removal. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Taxis; Incision (Abdomen); Gangrene (Gut); Removal; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A clear history could not be got. Is said to have had a hernia on right side for many years. She was standing up trying to reach something from a shelft when she suddenly was seized with intense pain in the hernia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus, intestines, lungs, larynx, trachea, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Bartholomew Annetts, 6, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1888
Date of death: 11 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the base of skull through both temporal & both parietal bones, also through occipital & frontal bones. Laceration of cerebrum & cerebellum
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Not seen by the registrar. The child was knocked down & run over, wheel of cart passed over his head. Was brought in dead’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain (‘Inquest case’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Anne Teague, 33, [Wife of] Butler

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Butler
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1888
Date of death: 21 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Extra-uterine foetation. Abdominal section. Peritonitis. Pyo-salpinx. Serous perimetritis
Disease (standardised): Ectopic pregnancy; Section (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyosalpinx (Fallopian tube); Perimetritis (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C. and Comerford, Harry Beaumont and Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'No history could be got concerning this patient. She was not seen during life by the surgical registrar. She was admitted by Mr Comerford [Harry Beaumont Comerford], the house physician, who diagnosed peritonitis & placed her under Dr Whipham [Thomas Tillyer Whipham]. It was some time afterwards found that the woman was collapsed & on a proper examination of the woman being made by the obstetric assistant, a large abdominal tumor was found’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, bladder, peritoneum, uterus, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

John Ewins, 53, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1888
Date of death: 23 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of left thigh. Pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Thigh); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'No history could be got of this man except that he had been ill since Xmas 1887 with gangrene of his foot. This is said to have commenced as a frost bite’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Left thigh, thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Hamblin, 39, Valet

Occupation or role: Valet
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1888
Date of death: 12 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of testis. Secondary growths in lumbar glands, liver, parotid
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Testicles); Growth (Lumbar glands, liver, parotid glands)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Chancre about 1874 followed by constitutional syphilis. About 2 months ago he suffered great pain about the bottom of the stomach & was treated for ‘inflammation of the bowels’. He has latterly been under treatment for syphilis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, liver, testes, pleurae, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Lydia Cross, 65, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1888
Date of death: 16 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A married woman who had borne 3 children. For about 6 years he has had a hernia on the right side. Has worn a truss for the last 12 months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Bunkall, 16, Blacksmith

Occupation or role: Blacksmith
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1888
Date of death: 19 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Gangrene of gut. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Gangrene (Gut); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A right inguinal hernia since at 3. No truss worn during the last 11 years. The hernia came down on 12th at 10am. He was immediately seized with pain & commenced to vomit. Nothing more is known as he was found late at night lying in the park & was brought to the hospital by a policeman’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, peritoneum

Type of incident: n/a

George Stenning, 39, Farm labourer

Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1888
Date of death: 4 Sep 1888
Disease (transcribed): Nephritis with scattered abscesses. Pyelitis. Abscess of urachus
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Abscess; Pyelitis (Kidney); Abscess (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'In 1886, this man was admitted with an abscess in the abdominal wall,, which was supposed to be due to disease of the symphisis pubis. This was opened & healed up. He resumed work but the wound broke down again in Jun ‘87 & since then he has been unable to work. In Sept he was operated on in University College Hospital where he remained 10 weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Urachus, bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, lungs, heart, pleurae, liver, spleen, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Morton, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1888
Date of death: 15 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of mammae
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Breast)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A married woman who has never been pregnant. Health was good till 2 years ago when a tumour [was] found on the left breast […] this ulcerated & has rapidly got worse. She has never had advice for her tumour’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, mesenteric glands, uterus, ovaries, sternum, shoulder

Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Wells, 44, P.O. Overseer

Occupation or role: P.O. Overseer
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1888
Date of death: 27 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of neck. Rheumatism. Pyrexia. Cause of death not ascertained at the post mortem examination
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Rheumatism (Joints); Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A married woman who had one child. Three weeks before admission she had an ulcerated throat: this got better but a swelling formed on the right side of her neck’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right knee, left wrist, neck, thorax, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, uterus, stomach, intestines, brain

Type of incident: n/a

William Day, 23, Butcher

Occupation or role: Butcher
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Oct 1888
Date of death: 12 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cystitis. Cirrhosis of right kidney (with tubercular change?). Mal development of left kidney. Hypostatic pneumonia of right lung
Disease (standardised): Cystitis (Bladder); Cirrhosis (Kidneys); Tuberculosis (Kidneys); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'He had been OP [out-patient] at various hospitals with ‘lung mischief’ & was IP [in-patient] at various hospitals from Dec ‘87 to Feb ‘88 with ‘congestion of lungs & kidneys’. He has for some time been passing urine every ¼ hour’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, eyes, thorax, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Taylor, 45, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1885
Date of death: 26 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Oblique fracture of tibia into ankle-joint. Cerebral congestion and increase of subarachnoideum fluid
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Congestion (Brain ); Fluid (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: This man was thrown down in some fracas with the police and his legs were broken
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and right leg
Type of incident: Homicide/murder?

Kate Horton, 23, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Sep 1885
Date of death: 20 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of 12th dorsal vertebra. Compression of cord from effused blood. Fractured femur
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Compression (Spinal cord); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The girl threw herself out of a second-floor window, because she found she was pregnant and could get no employment.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, spinal column and uterus. The uterus contained a male foetus weighing five ounces.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Walter Ashford, 44, Ship steward

Occupation or role: Ship steward
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jul 1885
Date of death: 23 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of oesophagus, treated by gastrostomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Gastrostomy (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Four months ago while at sea being a steward he first experienced difficulty in swallowing solids. The difficulty increased and soon extended to fluids.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

James Lally, 63, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1886
Date of death: 5 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Oedema and congestion of the lungs. Fracture of the bones of the leg
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: As a young man he worked in a white lead factory and in consequence had weakness of the legs and dropped wrists. He was knocked down by an omnibus, the wheel passing over both legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Sykes, 55, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1886
Date of death: 12 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was first admitted into the hospital on January 7th 1886, complaining of pain around and old irreducible hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Beatrice Haile, 42, [Wife of] Messenger

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Messenger
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1886
Date of death: 12 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the peritoneal coat of the bowel. Peritonitis. Enteritis. Following hernia (which had been relieved by operation)
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured for five or six years. Four days ago the patient was carrying a heavy load and felt the rupture come down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

William Harris, 36, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1886
Date of death: 23 Apr 1886
Disease (transcribed): Oedema and congestion of lungs. Cellulitis. Marasmus
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Cellulitis (Skin); Protein-energy malnutrition (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Apart from an attack of congestion of lungs six years ago, he had good health. He had been out of work for eleven months. On April 13th he got a sore on the middle finger on the right hand.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, vessels, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Peach, 56, [Wife of] Cab driver

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Cab driver
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1886
Date of death: 1 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis, Weston Peel. Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This woman had been ruptured for twenty six years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Peritoneal cavity, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, pleurae and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Collier, 47, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1886
Date of death: 4 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy with effusion. Yellow atrophy of liver
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Effusion (Pleura); Atrophy (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis, Weston Peel. Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This woman was admitted many years ago with cystic disease of the thyroid gland. Subsequently the right being cured, she was admitted in 1885 with diarrhoea. She got better with treatment and was again admitted in 1886 complaining of diarrhoea and emaciation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and thyroid
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Taylor, 29, Drapers assistant

Occupation or role: Drapers assistant
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1886
Date of death: 7 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia following removal of clavicle for sarcoma
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Removal (Clavicle); Cancer (Clavicle)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis, Weston Peel. Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: Six weeks before admission he straining his left shoulder and in a few days, noticed a growth the size of a marble on the left clavicle. This increased rapidly for four weeks and afterwards remained stationary.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, pericardium, heart, kidneys, brain and local wound
Type of incident: n/a

William Senior, 37, Wood sawyer

Occupation or role: Wood sawyer
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1886
Date of death: 29 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Laceration of the brain. Fracture of the base of the skull
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Brain); Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The man was totally unconscious until death. It was stated that he was knocked down by a cab.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain and membranes and skull
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Louisa Player, 35, Parlourmaid

Occupation or role: Parlourmaid
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 May 1886
Date of death: 28 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Asthenia
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Asthenia (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: For the last six years she had been losing blood on and off from the rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

John Sims, 45, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1886
Date of death: 31 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of tonsil. Sarcoma of tonsil and epiglottis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Palatine tonsil); Cancer (Epiglottis)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: Six months ago he began to have pain in the throat and was treated by local application for some time and afterwards had each tonsil removed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pharynx, aorta, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Shaw, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1886
Date of death: 13 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Ewart, Charles
Medical notes: About thirty years ago he contracted a chancre which was followed by boils on his limbs and tongue. The duration of the hernia was several years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs and heart
Type of incident: n/a

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