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Ada Coulson, 16, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1889
Date of death: 18 Dec 1889
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. Acute hydrocephalus. General tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Hydrocephalus (Brain); Tuberculosis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: The girl began to feel ill on December 3rd. She had attacks of vomiting and felt chilly at intervals. On the 5th she had headache and on the 9th abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Ada Noyce, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1898
Date of death: 22 Mar 1898
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Bottomley, Francis Carr
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: This patient was first admitted on 8th April 1897. She had then been ill for three weeks with pain across the lower part of the stomach and diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, lungs, heart and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Fishlock, 17, Nursemaid

Occupation or role: Nursemaid
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1890
Date of death: 18 Nov 1890
Disease (transcribed): General tuberculosis. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: While in Scotland with her mistress she was taken ill. For three weeks she was out of sorts with no definite symptoms but vomiting, which was sometimes violent. The bowels were irregular and inclined to constipation. The mistress noticed that the tongue was peculiar, and becoming alarmed about her condition sent her to London.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, ovaries, kidneys, intestines, brain and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Coomber, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1870
Date of death: 4 Jan 1871
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
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 stated that for 7 or 8 months he had suffered from frequent & profuse diarrhoea. Ten weeks before his admission he went to a hospital & was told there that he had diabetes. There had been cough for 3 weeks with scanty nummular sputa’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cerebrum

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Perrin, 2 ½, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1894
Date of death: 9 Jan 1894
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia. Commencing tuberculosis.
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'This child had measles shortly before last Christmas - and suffered from cough, continually, since then - no hooping had been noticed, although a brother was suffering from Hooping Cough. There was no history of tubercular symptoms in the family. The child had never had fits nor any previous illness. […] Soon after admission a general convulsion took place. The child died shortly afterwards'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Simmonds, Pattern maker

Occupation or role: Pattern maker
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1871
Date of death: 28 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Scrofula
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes)

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 a patient in Nov 1870 with tubercular peritonitis, there being at that time no evidence of pulmonary disease. There was much abdominal pain & tenderness & fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Under treatment he improved greatly & was discharged free from pain on Dec 14th, & went to the Convalescent Institution at Walton. While there he got a bad cough, with much expectoration, sweated at night, lost flesh & the abdominal pain returned’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bertout, 30, Engine fitter

Occupation or role: Engine fitter
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1891
Date of death: 8 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'There was no family history of phthisis. The patient was a Frenchman, an engine-fitter, who had lived mostly in England. He stated that his health was good till about the end of 1889 when he ‘caught a cold' which he did not get rid of. He began to cough and expectorate freely, and lost flesh rapidly. There was never any haemoptysis. For the last six months he had been in poor circumstances, and for two months he had not tasted meat. He continued to work till admitted'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cowell, 14, Errand boy

Occupation or role: Errand boy
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1894
Date of death: 2 Mar 1894
Disease (transcribed): Acute necrosis of os calcis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Foot); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering transferred from Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'On Feb: 20th this boy twisted his left ankle by falling off a ladder: this was followed by pain for only 3 minutes - no limping resulted. On Feb: 25th he awoke shivering, and with pain in left ankle […] On Feb: 27th his face was very flushed - no rash elsewhere - Much sweating. [...] All joints apeared normal except the left ankle, where there were redness and swelling involving dorsum'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Foot, leg, kidneys, spleen, lungs, pericardium, heart
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Dobbs, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1883
Date of death: 29 Oct 1883
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: A month before admission he began to seem out of sorts and there had been some swelling of the glands of the neck. He began to complain of sore throat and dyspnoea, and seemed in danger of constant choking.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, larynx, pleura, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Lay, 29, Horse keeper

Occupation or role: Horse keeper
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1898
Date of death: 5 Apr 1898
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
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 examination after death
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred McLeod, 31, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1883
Date of death: 2 Dec 1883
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: A month before admission he had a violent rigor followed by headache and loss of appetite, followed by some constipation and slight abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Newport, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1889
Date of death: 30 Aug 1889
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Lancaster, Ernest Le Cronier
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The House Physician found the physical signs of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No post mortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Rowe, 19, Mason

Occupation or role: Mason
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1882
Date of death: 12 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Miliary tubercle in lungs, pleurae, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: For the last month he had been growing much weaker, with increasing and troublesome cough, frequent flushing and profuse perspiration at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Taylor, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1895
Date of death: 24 Mar 1895
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient was too ill to be examined. His friends gave a history of the symptoms of phthisis extending over four years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, abdomen, appendix, intestines, liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, testes, cranium, brain and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Whitlock, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1894
Date of death: 20 Dec 1894
Disease (transcribed): Tubercle of lungs and kidneys and spleen
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'The history of this case was to the effect that for the last three months the patient had been losing flesh rapidly, had sweated much at night, and had suffered from constant diarrhoea - He had never brought up blood - He had had 'pleurisy' on the left side a year and a half ago - An operation had been done at great ormond st. and fluid let out - He had a tube in his side - This completely healed - On admission he was found to be an extremely emaciated boy complaining of pain in the stomach'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, vertebrae
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Lawrence, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1896
Date of death: 28 Jan 1896
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, larynx, liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, bladder, intestines, uterus, adrenals, brain, spinal cord, eyes and toe joint
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Nelson, 4, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1885
Date of death: 18 Mar 1885
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: There was no illness in the house, but the closets were defective although no smell of drains. She first complained of slight sore throat and had been failing every day since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Thurwood, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1897
Date of death: 27 Sep 1897
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'V. [Vide] Medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination post mortem'

Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Cross, 17, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1870
Date of death: 5 Jun 1870
Disease (transcribed): Enteric Fever. Ulceration and perforation of the large intestine. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Typhoid Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestine ); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 girl had been a patient of the Fever Hospital for measles and on her discharge was sent to the servants home. While there she was seized with pain and aching in the limbs and diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Hill, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1890
Date of death: 21 Nov 1890
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: See Medical Notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No post mortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Price, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1898
Date of death: 27 Jan 1898
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Waller, 4, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1888
Date of death: 3 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child had escaped measles, hooping cough and the other diseases of childhood, and had never been ill before. She lived at 93 Lupus Street, Pimlico, and went to St Gabriel’s School. Several cases of diphtheria had recently occurred in and about Lupus Street and some at the same school. The mother of the patient said that about 3 weeks before the patient came to the hospital, a child had died in the same house of ‘diphtheria & convulsions’. She thought there were no bad smells in the house’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Neck, throat, larynx, trachea, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, mesenteric glands, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Barnes, Night nurse

Occupation or role: Night nurse
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1871
Date of death: 20 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Reynolds, 70, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1870
Date of death: 12 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of leg. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Leg); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Cavafy, John
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with Erysipelas of the leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys. The post mortem was from Dr Cavafy's notes
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Stevens, 30, [Wife of] Constable

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Constable
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1893
Date of death: 6 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)

Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
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 post mortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

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