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Albert Newnham, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1879
Date of death: 10 Apr 1879
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pulmonary emphysema. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Blake, Henry. Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Cough and dyspnoea gradually commenced about two years before admission, more severe at first and never left him afterwards, and aggravated by cold weather.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Hedger, 28, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1879
Date of death: 11 Dec 1879
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not given here, as the body was not examined.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Piggott, 55, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1910
Date of death: 8 Jun 1910
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Broncho-pneumonia. Meningitis. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Meningitis (Brain); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The history was indefinite. The patient had influenza and pleurisy ten weeks ago. He went to work soon afterwards, but broke down again after a day or two.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Davey, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1889
Date of death: 17 Oct 1889
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Collapsed lung. Ovarian tumour and ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Atelectasis (Lung); Cancer (Ovary); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: About three months before she came to St George’s the woman fell down and hurt herself. She was pregnant at the time but her attention was called to the fact that her abdomen was of abnormal size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, ovaries, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus, pleurae, lungs and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alice E Howard, 17, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1882
Date of death: 12 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Hodgkins disease. Pleuritis and effusion
Disease (standardised): Hodgkin disease (Lymph nodes, Spleen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Effusion (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Eight months before admission the glands on the left side of the neck commenced to enlarge, followed by those of the right side and under the left arm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, adenoid tissue and pericardium
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Beasley, 20, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1880
Date of death: 25 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Membranous disease of the pharynx, fauces and (?) air passages
Disease (standardised): Disease (Pharynx); Disease (Respiratory tract)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: It was gathered that the patient was quite well until the morning of the 14th April when she was unable to get up, having been taken ill in the night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Air passages, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Bourne, 36, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1880
Date of death: 21 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: Of late she was subject to rheumatic and neuralgic pains in the head and neck, also to frequent attacks of indigestion, pains between the shoulders, much flatulence and bowels generally costive.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Serous membranes, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestinal tract, kidneys, generative organs and subserous tissue
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Cheshire, 20, Wife

Occupation or role: Wife
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1883
Date of death: 21 Feb 1883
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: There was a phthisical history on both sides of the family. She had been constantly suffering from slight pulmonary symptoms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Couper, 19, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1881
Date of death: 19 Apr 1882
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Pneumonia. Granular kidneys. Inflammation of liver
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Inflammation (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: In May 1881 she fell and struck her hip against some stones and from that time she dates constant discomfort in the hip and a limping gait.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anthony Havard, 64, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1885
Date of death: 17 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of oesophagus. Broncho-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He had great emaciation and lost five stone in twelve months. He had a cough since February and diarrhoea shortly before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Dyer, 24, Poulterer

Occupation or role: Poulterer
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1889
Date of death: 14 Dec 1889
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (lobar) of right lung. Indurated kidneys. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Indurated (Kidney); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: He complained of cough and of dyspnoea. His appetite was bad, his tongue coated and moist.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys and inguinal glands
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Gater, 24, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1882
Date of death: 18 Oct 1882
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had been too weak for the year before admission to do any work and had had constant cough with trifling sputa.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Kirkpatrick, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1880
Date of death: 17 Oct 1880
Disease (transcribed): Acute nephritis (scarlatinal). Catarrhal pneumonia and pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Scarlet fever (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: His mother noticed a scarlatinal rash all over his body, he had a sore throat and was feverish.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Digweed, 33, [Wife of] Coalporter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Coalporter
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1908
Date of death: 9 Oct 1908
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy and adherent pleurae. Pericarditis and adherent pericardium. Progressive chronic suppurative and fibrosing mediastinitis. Cardiac failure
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Mediastinitis (Mediastinum); Suppuration (Mediastinum); Fibrosis (Mediastinum); Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: The patient was first admitted with pain in the chest and oedema of the feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: , fauces, larynx, trachea, bronchi, abdomen, stomach and intestines, liver, gall bladder and ducts, suprarenals, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, ureter and bladder
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 Callaman, 28, Writer

Occupation or role: Writer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Oct 1882
Date of death: 27 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pleuritis. Vomica. Miliary tubercles
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He had good health and served in the army until 1878 when he had haemoptysis and was discharged from the service with a diagnosis of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hall, 26, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1889
Date of death: 7 Apr 1889
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (red hepatisation) of right lung upper and lower lobes and left lung lower lobe
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: On March 24th he began to have a cold in the head of which the symptoms were sneezing, running of the eyes and nose and some cough.

Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, bronchial tubes, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Windsor, 23, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1883
Date of death: 6 Apr 1883
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: Three days before admission, from no obvious cause, he had a severe rigor and felt sharp pain in his left side, with painful cough and scanty sputa mixed with blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Hearney, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1877
Date of death: 29 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Double pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from cough and expectoration, frontal headache, nausea, attacks of vomiting, pain in the chest and catching of the breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, intestine, brain and uterus which contained a female foetus
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Barrett, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1884
Date of death: 9 Mar 1884
Disease (transcribed): Typhoid fever. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: This patient had been suffering from continuous otorrhoea for four or five weeks and some indefinite malaise. He had a rigor, diarrhoea and was slightly delirious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Bond, 29, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1886
Date of death: 1 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been in the Cape Police and was wounded in the Boer Campaign. He had syphilis in 1880 followed by secondary symptoms. He was well up to the 21st when he had a rigor and pain in the neck with cough and slight expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Cox, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1901
Date of death: 25 Jan 1901
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Fatty degeneration of the heart
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Tucker, William Eldon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was too delirious to obtain a history. His lodging house keeper reported that he lived on drink.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, trachea, infratracheal glands, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal and testes
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Potty, 36, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1882
Date of death: 27 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Pneumothorax. Miliary tubercle. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a phthisical history in a state of such extreme collapse that no examination was considered advisable.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edwin Mandy, 28, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1890
Date of death: 5 Mar 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bennett, Lawrence Henry
Medical notes: At the beginning of the year the man said he had influenza and was laid up for a week. On February 12th he felt chilly and on the 13th he had an attack of shivering and began to suffer from cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Gollop, 46, Lodging house keeper

Occupation or role: Lodging house keeper
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1889
Date of death: 11 Feb 1889
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia (grey hepatisation) of the upper lobe of the right lung
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: She lived at 15 Montpelier Square. There were, it was said, bad smells in the house. She had pneumonia and was treated at St George’s.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, lungs, bronchi, bronchial tubes, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, uterus, brain, spinal cord, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

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