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Abigail Powley, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Feb 1860
Date of death: 8 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient had had several attacks of bronchitis, the first of these occurred three years ago. She recovered and remained pretty well until last spring, when she had a second attack, and again another in the following September’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Denyer, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Sep 1891
Date of death: 30 Sep 1891
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of testis. Growth in glands around aorta. Thrombosis of inferior vena cava. Embolism of right pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Testis); Growth (Aorta); Thrombosis (Blood vessels); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a baker but since April 1891 he had not worked, having been laid up at that time by severe illness in some hospital or infirmary. In June he was able to walk away and was lost sight of by his relations. On the day of his death he spent some hours lying upon the grass in Hyde Park in the company of a casual acquaintance. He complained of feeling unwell, and in particular had no appetite. While on the grass he blacked his own and his companions boots and made a slight alteration in his dress. Upon rising to go, having walked a very few years, he fell to the ground with a cry of pain, pressing his hands to the front of the chest. He became ‘black as jet' in the face and died very speedily, before he could be brought to this hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ada Romagnoli, 21 months, [Child of] Waiter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Waiter
Age: 21 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1888
Date of death: 25 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Ada Thompson, 25, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1891
Date of death: 11 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Perimetritis. Diabetes mellitus
Disease (standardised): Perimetritis (Uterus); Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The father of this patient, still living, was reported to be suffering from diabetes and had had more than one paralytic stroke. The patient was formerly healthy and became a nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. While thus employed she was found to be diabetic about seven months before her death. No cause was made out for the onset of the disease unless it was to be attributed to anxiety about the illness of her father. Six weeks before her death she left the Norwich hospital on account of failing health, and came to London. She had been recently nursing a case of influenza, and on the night of June 9th was taken severely ill with pain on the right side of the chest and dyspnoea'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, head, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Davies, 21, Saleswoman

Occupation or role: Saleswoman
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 May 1891
Date of death: 19 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Perforating gastric ulcer. Subdiaphragmatic abscess
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Abscess (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This was a saleswoman about whom a complete history was not obtained. It was ascertained, however, that she had suffered from dyspeptic pains for some years and that since the beginning of 1891 these pains had been severe. She denied having ever vomited blood. On the afternoon of May 12th she was seized with sudden vuilentn pain which was referred to the right side of the abdomen, the catamenia [menstruation] being present at the time'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Abraham, 47, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1864
Date of death: 15 Mar 1864
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This patient, a stout, light-haired man with coloured cheeks of rather venous tinge and a well-formed chest, had been plagued for a month by frequent cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Albert McNamara, 5, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1888
Date of death: 29 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria, most marked in trachea and bronchial tubes
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For a fortnight before his admission the patient was not well, and he had some cough, but this was not very troublesome. Two children of the family have had scarlatina, and were sent away for treatment. At the time of the patient’s admission they were still in the Fever Hospital. The child’s address was St Luke’s Street, Chelsea. There were, it was said, bad smells in the house. The cistern for drinking water was in the water closet. A plumber has lately been working there, and he left the lid off the cistern, which was thus freely exposed to sewer gas’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Tonsils, palate, uvula, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Thurlow, 28, Meat porter

Occupation or role: Meat porter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1891
Date of death: 26 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Abdominal aneurysm, opening into duodenum
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Hale, Geoffrey Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a meat-porter, an occupation which he had followed for 6 years, and in the pursuit of which he was in the habit of carrying loads of 3-4 cwt [hundredweight]. Since the age of adolescence he had suffered from many attacks of rheumatism, some 15 or 16 in all. In 1883 he contracted a chancre which was followed by a rash on the body, but he underwent no medicinal treatment'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Bird, 25, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1864
Date of death: 30 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic ascites. Tapping. Fatal Haemorrhage from puncture
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Bleeding ; Haemorrhage
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man was in the hospital three months during which he twice underwent paracentesis for extreme ascites, dying shortly after the second operation. He was a labouring man of youthful appearance and pale, pasty face, addicted to free drinking especially of spirits’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Nish, 36, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1891
Date of death: 20 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a painter but had escaped lead-poisoning. He was Scotch by birth, but had lived chiefly at Lymington in Hampshire, where he contracted ague of an irregular but probably quotidian type about eight years before his death. Always afterwards he was liable to shivering attacks when out of health, but he had had no other serious illness. On May 10th 1891, upon coming home from church, he was seized with a rigor and simultaneous stitch on the right side of the chest. He took to bed at once'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Amos, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1860
Date of death: 19 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'For 12 months this man had suffered from cough, expectoration and increasing debility. For three or four months he had had habitual night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bott, 37, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Nov 1887
Date of death: 9 Nov 1887
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the bowels. Volvulus of ascending colon. Colotomy etc
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Bowel); Volvulus (Colon); Colostomy (Colon)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was a labourer who had served in the army & been in India, but while there had been free from dysentery'

Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bowdick, 38, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1887
Date of death: 27 Sep 1887
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Ulceration of intestines
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Medical notes: 'Patient was a painter who for 14 days before admission had complained of shooting pains in the back & arms and above the ankles. After the 10th he was laid up in bed'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Burrell, 37, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1887
Date of death: 10 Dec 1887
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'About 3 weeks before admission he appears to have been ill with some cough & expectoration but improved for a day or two & then 14 days before applying at the hospital commenced to have pains in the back & weakness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cashion, 21, Sadler

Occupation or role: Sadler
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1864
Date of death: 20 Sep 1864
Disease (transcribed): Typhus
Disease (standardised): Typhus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This man had had fever in his family for a month, four members having been attacked. One of these, a brother of about his own age, had been in the hospital for a fortnight with well-marked typhus on the admission of the present patient. All recovered’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cox, 18, Greengrocer

Occupation or role: Greengrocer
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1887
Date of death: 13 Dec 1887
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Perforation Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was a greengrocer, who was quite well until October 28th when he had cold shivers & severe pain in the lumbar region accompanied by headache, but no vomiting or diarrhoea'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Culverwell, 7, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1860
Date of death: 6 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strumous meningitis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This child, who had long eyelashes and light hair and was of obviously tubercular aspect, became a surgeon’s patient for stiffness of neck Feb 29th, and on the 10th of the following month was transferred to the physicians. He had been under-fed, complained of pain in the belly, and stiffness of the neck, and pains about the occiput’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Squires, 19, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1887
Date of death: 3 Mar 1887
Disease (transcribed): Aortic disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient had had no previous illness. 3 months ago he began to suffer from dyspnea being then in the employ of a butcher & engaged in carrying heavy weights'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tanner, 16 months, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1860
Date of death: 9 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Acute bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tappin, 23, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jul 1881
Date of death: 21 Aug 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of meninges, lungs, kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of disease in the family. He has himself been in good health until the winter of 1880-81 when he was frequently laid up by coughs & lost strength. In April he began to feel some pain in the right flank, increased by coughing & sneezing. Frequent night sweats; no haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, abdomen, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tubbs, 1 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1881
Date of death: 11 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the meninges, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The family history is healthy both on father's & mother's side. The child has been suckled up to admission but has also had lately portions of its parents' food: no habitual cough. Three months ago it began to have whooping cough from which it has only just recovered. About May 1 its appetite completely failed, it became very restless at night and screamed occasionally violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Vance alias Stevens, 50, Singer

Occupation or role: Singer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1888
Date of death: 26 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis and incompetence
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Brought in dead [‘The Great Vance’, died suddenly after a Music Hall performance]
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, brain, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Williams, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1887
Date of death: 12 Nov 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient was a man who had had good health and was moderate as to alcohol'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Burton, 1 ½, [Child of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Painter
Age: 1 ½
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1888
Date of death: 7 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tracheotomy. Mucus in bronchial tubes. Collapses of backs of lungs
Disease (standardised): Tracheotomy; Mucus (Lungs); Collapse (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'On December 2nd the child began to suffer severely from cough and dyspnoea. Her breathing was very noisy. On the night of the 2nd dyspnoea was more urgent’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, ears, nose, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Alice Cooper, 2, [Child of] Packer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Packer
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 May 1888
Date of death: 22 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy
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 child came from 7X Peabody Building, Ebury Bridge. The mother did not know that any cases had lately occurred there. There was no history of infection. A child belonging to the same family died some years before of ‘diphtheria and congestion of the lungs’. The disease was acquired at the same address & whilst living there (In 1885 there were many cases of diphtheria at Peabody Building. This was the first case which came to St George’s 1888, another came in June)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pharynx, tonsils, larynx, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, mesenteric glands

Type of incident: n/a

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