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Archie Marshall, 11, [Child of] Bootmaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Bootmaker
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1888
Date of death: 25 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Vegetations on mitral valve. Hypertrophy of both sides of the heart. Splenic & renal infarctions
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Infarction (Spleen, kidneys)
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 boy had had two attacks of rheumatic fever, the first 2 years, the second one year before he came to St George’s. He gave no history of earlier complications during the attacks. He had not had chorea. He began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea and went to the Victoria Hospital for Children where mitral disease was diagnosed. He was treated with digitalis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, brain, ears

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Parkin, 62, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1888
Date of death: 15 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): New growth (sarcoma) of thyroid body. Pneumonia of right lung
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Thyroid gland); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Allen, 29, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1888
Date of death: 6 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Numerous pyaemic patches of consolidation in the lungs. The primary source of infection was not found
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer and Gamgee, Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When he first came to the hospital he told the house physician that six days before admission he had pain in the loins; that he had had neither diarrhoea nor constipation and that that morning he had shivered & felt sick, but had not vomited. He denied having drunk to excess’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Thoroughgood, 53, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1888
Date of death: 24 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (Delirium tremens)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man said that he was in good health till four days before his admission when he began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea. He was accustomed to drink alcoholic beverages freely, but the amount he took could not be approximately determined. He told the physician that he did not drink more than he did’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, bladder, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Knight, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1871
Date of death: 4 Dec 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the left kidney, probably from obstruction of the ureter. Rupture of the kidney. Abscess. Thickened lung from interstitial pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Obstruction (Ureter); Rupture (Kidney); Abscess; Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by:
Medical notes: 'This woman stated that fourteen days back sudden pain took her in the belly more especially in the left side. She did not take much notice, yet being [?] at the time, as the pains daily increased she was seen by some medical man who ‘treated her with castor oil’ ‘
Post mortem notes: thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Munns, 24, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1888
Date of death: 18 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Thrombosis of cortical veins over right cerebral hemisphere. Hemorrhages into right hemisphere
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Thrombosis (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman was a servant. She had generally had good health. She said that about six years before she came to the hospital she had measles, and four years later her tonsils were ‘cut out’. She had always been anaemic, but her catamenia [menstruation] were regular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, stomach, intestines, tongue, oesophagus, teeth, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Lucas, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1843
Date of death: 4 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Imperforate Vagina.
Disease (standardised): Imperforate (Vagina)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, 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: Abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Weller, 24, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1888
Date of death: 16 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Abscess between stomach and diaphragm. Possibly started originally from a gastric ulcer. Bursting of the abscess into the general peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Stomach, diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The father of the patient said that about a year before she came to St George’s she had an attack of ‘pleurisy’ and was ill for 5 months. The patient herself gave no account of an illness resembling pleurisy, but said she had suffered from palpitations and ‘globus’. When she came into the hospital she complained of pain at the lower part of the thorax’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Ernestine Littlewood, 35, [Wife of] Sword polisher

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Sword polisher
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1888
Date of death: 7 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bright’s disease, chronic
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had been married for 10 years. She had had two children who were alive and healthy, and 1 miscarriage. Her last child was born seven years before she came to the hospital. She said she had not had either gout or rheumatism. For 2 months before her admission she had been disturbed at night to pass water, at first 2 or 3 times, latterly 5 or 6 times’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination’

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

Frank Faizey, 39, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1888
Date of death: 10 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of left lower lobe. Effusion of lymph into the membranes of the brain
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was said by his wife to be a ‘free drinker’, but not a drunkard. He was well till about a week before his admission when he began to suffer to aching of the legs, abdominal pain and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, intestines, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Eyears, 16, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1888
Date of death: 19 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of vermiform appendix. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said he had had ‘brain fever’, scarlatina and measles about 10, 8 and 6 years before he came to the hospital. He had had no other illness. On the night of July 13th he went to bed in a state of health. On the morning of the 14th he woke up at 7.30. He then had severe pain at the upper part of his abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, larynx, trachea, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

George Greenslade, 40, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1888
Date of death: 25 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of occipital bone. Cerebritis of right frontal lobe
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Meningitis, Listeria (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Porter, P.E.
Medical notes: 'Was knocked down by a carriage which passed over the right side of chest and abdomen. Scalp wound over occipital region. [On] admission, house surgeon reports. Smelt a good deal of alcohol’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, thorax
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Hone, 51, Fitter

Occupation or role: Fitter
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jun 1888
Date of death: 4 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): ?cause of death. Oedema of lungs. Old pleuritic adhesions, left lung. Enlarged spleen. Old hydatid of liver. Taenia mediocanellata in small intestine
Disease (standardised): Edema (Lungs); Disease (Pleura, spleen, liver); Tapeworm (Intestines)
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 said he had not suffered from rheumatism nor from gout, that he had burnt his legs about 40 years before he came to the hospital, but that he had never been laid up with any bodily illness. He gave no history pointing to syphilis, and denied having had it. He drank chiefly beer and did not take more than 3 pints a day, as a rule. A week before Christmas 1887 he began to suffer from pain at the lower part of his chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, abdomen, heart, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Madge, 51, [Wife of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. All cavities of the heart dilated. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatic fever. She said that for 30 years she had suffered from bronchitis every winter. From October 1887 till she came into the hospital she was much troubled with cough and shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, sternum, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Harper, 1 ¾, [Child of] Porter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Porter
Age: 1 ¾
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1888
Date of death: 10 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 child was in good health till 10 weeks before he came to the hospital. The first symptom noticed by the mother was abdominal swelling; the child appeared to be well, apart from this. He was taken to a dispensary. Dropsy was diagnosed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lawrence, 26, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1888
Date of death: 5 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Empyema in right pleural cavity. Collapse of right lung with small patches of consolidation and small abscesses
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Collapse (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'None obtainable excepting that he had left his home for many months & had been living a hand to mouth life. He got his hand out in a chaff milling machine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testes, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

James Chapman, 35, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1888
Date of death: 16 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. Grey granulations of the greater part of the both lungs. Small cavities at both apices
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Disease (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was said to have had fever and ague in India. Two years before admission he said he had ‘congestions of the lungs’. At that time he had pain in the side. He was ill in bed about 6 weeks. He was an habitual drinker of black beer and took some pints daily’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, spleen, liver, kidneys, mesenteric glands, stomach, thorax, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Wood, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1843
Date of death: 3 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Brown , 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1843
Date of death: 29 Dec 1843
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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 and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Cox, 40, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1888
Date of death: 26 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Systemic)
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: 'The man was a drunkard. There was some history of epilepsy, the first fit having occurred 4 years & the last 8 months previous to his accident. He was knocked down by a cart, the wheel of which passed over his right knee’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right thigh, cranium, lungs, heart, spleen, spinal cord (‘inquest case … No lesions found at PM in any way explaining the cause of death, except the wound in the right thigh’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Selley, 45, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1888
Date of death: 24 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Laryngeal and pulmonary phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Larynx, lungs)
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 patient gave no history of having had scarlatina or rheumatism. He said for 11 months [he] had had ‘slow fever’ and had spent 3 or 4 months in bed, and for eight months sore throat (pain in his larynx)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, lungs, larynx, heart, spleen, liver, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

John Sutton, 67, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1888
Date of death: 28 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Purulent meningitis over the surface of the right hemisphere of the brain following injury
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Injury (Brain)
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: '[No history] obtainable. He had been drinking. Usually drunk gin. He was not deaf before the accident. He was riding in a [?] & was thrown out. He could not remember the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Cranium, ears, spleen, kidneys, liver, lungs, larynx, heart, pericardium (‘inquest case’)

Type of incident: Accident

Joseph Collard, 64, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1888
Date of death: 12 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis with vegetations. Aortic incompetence. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Scar of healed gastric ulcer
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient’s father had gout. The man said he had suffered from rheumatism, and that he was first laid up with it 30 years before he came to the hospital, and was ill for 2 months. He had many attacks and the last was in January 1888. There was some doubt as to the nature of the attacks from which he suffered; it seemed likely that they were gout. His big toe, he said, was always first affected, and was red and shiny. He was a considerable drinker of beer. His average was half a gallon a day, and on festive occasions he drank more’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

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