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St George's Hospital and Medical School Annual Reports

Annual reports generated by the St George's Hospital and the medical school. The volumes include statistics and annual reports of patients treated at the hospital as well as articles by the staff of the hospital and external contributors.

Volumes I-VI (one volume per year 1866-1871) and Volume VII (1872-1874) were edited by John William Ogle and Timothy Holmes.

Volume VIII (1874-1867) was edited by William Howship Dickinson and Timothy Holmes.

Volume IX (1877-1878) was edited by William Howship Dickinson and Thomas Pickering Pick.

Volume X (1879) was edited by Thomas Tillyer Whipham and Thomas Pickering Pick.

St George's Hospital Medical School, London

Post Mortem Examinations and Case Books

  • 406 PM
  • Collection
  • 1840-1946

The post mortem records contain manuscript case notes, with medical notes both pre and post mortem. These include details on patients’ admission to the hospital, treatments and medication administered to patients and the medical history of patients; the medical histories were copied into the volumes from hospital registers, which are no longer extant. The post mortem cases include detailed pathological findings made during the detailed examination of the body after death. From the 1880s onwards the case books contain original anatomical drawings and photographs.

The following information is recorded for each case. The information is transcribed from the case notes and/or the relevant index and, where relevant, additionally standardised using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

• Name of the patient. If a name is not entered in the volume, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No name stated]’

• Gender of the patient (female / male / unknown)

• Age of the patient. Usually in numbers, following the original, with the following exceptions: 4/12 = 4 months, 4/52 = 4 weeks, 4/365 = 4 days. If no age is entered, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No age stated]’

• Occupation of the patient. Where no occupation is entered, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No occupation stated]’. Children are often designated according to their father’s or mother’s occupation and women by their husband’s occupation (e.g. ‘F / Horsekeeper’, ‘M. Charwoman’, ‘Hd Grocer’); these have been rendered in the catalogue as ‘[Child of] Horsekeeper’, ‘[Wife of] Grocer’

• Date of admission and date of death

• The names of the doctors treating or examining the patient. ‘Admitted under the care of’ denotes the senior doctor in charge of the case (usually entered at the top of the page and in the index); ‘Post mortem performed by’ denotes the doctor responsible for the post mortem examination (usually signed at the bottom of the page) and ‘Medical examination performed by’ denotes the doctor responsible for the medical examination prior to death (usually signed at the bottom of the page). The earliest records usually contain only one name, and some of the later ones may contain multiple names in each category. An authority record (name access point) with basic biographical details has been created for each doctor mentioned in the records; these can be used to explore all the cases related to a particular individual

• Disease(s) or cause of death of the patient. Transcribed from the medical case and/or the index and standardised, e.g. ‘Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fractured base. Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (lungs). Fracture (skull)’

• Medical and post mortem notes. Brief summary description or transcription of the case notes relating to previous medical history (not a full transcription of the case notes)

• Note on whether the case includes illustrations or photographs; these can also be browsed via genre access points

• Note on whether the death was caused by trauma, accident or suicide

• Subject access points, using standardised terms from MeSH, with disease type (e.g. respiratory tract diseases, cardiovascular diseases) and anatomy type (e.g. cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system), which can be used for browsing all relevant cases

Note on transcriptions and abbreviations

Names have been silently expanded, e.g. Jas = James, Wm = William

Some common abbreviations and acronyms

AMCH = Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital, Wimbledon
BID = Brought in dead
COA = Condition on admission
F = Father
H or Hd = Husband
HP = House physician
HS = House surgeon
IP = In-patient
L = Left
M = Mother
MR or Med reg or Med r = Medical register or Medical registrar
MS = Museum specimen
OP = Out-patient
OPD = Out-patient department
OR = Obstetric register
PMH = Previous medical history
PH = Previous history
Pt or Pat = Patient
PM = Post mortem
R = Right
RF = Rheumatic fever
Ry = Railway
SR or Surg reg = Surgical register or Surgical registrar
TB = Tuberculosis
VD = Venereal disease

St George's Hospital, London

Alfred Berwick, 9 months , [Child of] Bootmaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Bootmaker
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1903
Date of death: 21 Apr 1903
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous lymphadenitis. Ulceration into left bronchus of caseous gland. Inhalation tuberculosis of left lung. Generalized miliary tuberculosis. Tuberculous meningitis. Tuberculous ulceration of intestines. Absence of thymus
Disease (standardised): lymphadenitis (Lymph nodes); Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes); Ulcer (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Systemic); Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain);Tuberculosis (Intestines) ; Ulcer (Intestines) ; Absence (Thymus gland)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Barwell, Harold Shuttleworth
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: A healthy child until he had chicken pox at four and a half months. He was vaccinated at the same time and had not been well since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, thymus, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 8 months, [Child of] Military engineer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Military engineer
Age: 8 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Nov 1936
Date of death: 26 Nov 1936
Disease (transcribed): Congenital syphilis
Disease (standardised): Syphilis, congenital (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Freshwater, John Douglas Hope
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This was a child of normal birth, breast fed. He was vaccinated at one months and about that time the hands and feet began to peel and were covered with running sores. This became considerably worse in the last three weeks. He had constant nasal snufflings which obstructed respiration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, spleen, brain, bones and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Kate Cochrane, 1, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1879
Date of death: 13 Aug 1879
Disease (transcribed): Generalised tuberculosis and bone necrosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic); Necrosis (Bone)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient was said to have been healthy till three months old when it was vaccinated. Three weeks later it appeared unwell and grew fretful and sleepless.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, glandular swelling, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenal bodies, kidneys, intestines and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Edis, 21, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1915
Date of death: 12 Feb 1915
Disease (transcribed): Influenza broncho pneumonia and bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Influenza (Respiratory tract); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Waller, Wathen Ernest
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient had had a cold and cough for six days, and as he was liable to exposure to draughts, he gradually became worse. Five days ago he was vaccinated for small pox for admission into the police force.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax ,lungs, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Webb, 1, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1883
Date of death: 18 Mar 1883
Disease (transcribed): Gangrenous varicella. Pleuritis. Abscess in lungs
Disease (standardised): Chickenpox (Systemic); Gangrene (Tissues); Pleurisy (Pleura); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: It was not know whether there were any other eruptive fevers in the same house or street, or among acquaintances of the parents. The child had been vaccinated two months ago. No abnormal course followed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, joints, skull and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Christopher Maskell, 4 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1897
Date of death: 18 Jan 1898
Disease (transcribed): Broncho pneumonia. Pleural effusion
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Effusion (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Marks, Herbert William J.
Medical notes: He was vaccinated on the left arm a month ago and the parts were allowed to get dirty and cellulitis set in.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, pericardium, liver, peritoneum, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Morse, 4 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Oct 1892
Date of death: 11 Nov 1892
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The child was vaccinated about a month ago. Soon after the vaccination marks became gangrenous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, genitals, intestines and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], Domestic, 31

Occupation or role: Domestic
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1929
Date of death: 7 Jun 1929
Disease (transcribed): Encephalitis. Post-vaccinal
Disease (standardised): Encephalitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Feiling, Anthony
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Taylor, John
Medical notes: Twelve days before admission she was vaccinated for the first time. Government calf lymph was used, and 29 other persons being vaccinated from the same batch of lymph had no ill effect.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea, bronchi, heart, valves, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal, brain, spinal cord and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Hildritch, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1897
Date of death: 10 Aug 1897
Disease (transcribed): Stone in kidney. Perinephritis abscess. Pyaemia. Thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Disease (standardised): Kidney calculi (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Indeterminate); Embolism (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard and Bennett, William Henry
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: Kidney, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: [No age stated]
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1923
Date of death: 12 Jul 1923
Disease (transcribed): Gastric catarrh: Syphilitic aortitis: Saccular aneurysm of 1st part of aorta: Pressure on pulmonary artery: anaemia and oedema of lungs: Asphyxia
Disease (standardised): Gastritis (Stomach); Syphilis (Systemic); Aortitis (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta); Anaemia (Systemic); Oedema (Lung); Asphyxia (Respiratory system);
Admitted under the care of: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical examination performed by: Tross, W.L.[?]
Post mortem examination performed by: Donaldson, Robert
Medical notes: 'History. Found two hours ago collapsed, cyanosed and dyspnoeic. On admission. 2.7.23 Very cyanosed, dyspnoeic, T. [Temperature] 96. Skin cold. Pulse weak and uncountable. Abdomen soft. Course. Later pat. [patient] said he had had a heavy meal of lobster on previous night. Treated for anaphylaxis with Adrenalin and pituitrin. The respirations stopped after some time and then the heart'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull, brain, membranes, tongue, tonsils, thymus, thyroid, larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, pulmonary artery bronchial glands, bronchi, pericardium, heart, myocardium, coronary arteries, aorta, peritoneum liver, gall-bladder, pancreas, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, testicles, spleen, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, appendix, blood, venae cavae'
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 53, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Date of admission: 3 May 1923
Date of death: 20 Jun 1923
Disease (transcribed): Athero-sclerosis of aorta – Syphilitic aortitis – Saccular aneurysm of lower part of thoracic aorta – Rupture into left lung – Syncope
Disease (standardised): Atherosclerosis (Aorta); Syphilis (Systemic); Aortitis (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta, thoracic); Rupture (Lung); Syncope (Brain);
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Donaldson, Robert
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tongue, tonsils, thymus, thyroid, larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pulmonary artery, pericardium, heart, coronary arteries, aorta, peritoneum, liver, gall-bladder, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, cortex, pelvis, ureters, prostate, testes, spleen, alimentary tract
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 68, Pantryman

Occupation or role: Pantryman
Gender: Male
Age: 68
Date of admission: 1 Jun 1923
Date of death: 6 Jun 1923
Disease (transcribed): Atheroma – Syphilitic aortitis – Slight degree arterio-sclerotic atrophy of kidneys – Septic cellulitis of neck – Septic pneumonia – Fatty degeneration myocardium – toxaemia – Syncope
Disease (standardised): Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Syphilis (Systemic); Arteriosclerosis (Kidney); Cellulitis (Skin, neck); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Toxaemia (Blood);
Admitted under the care of: Back, Ivor Gordon
Medical examination performed by: Rhind, Sydney Devenish
Post mortem examination performed by: Donaldson, Robert
Medical notes: 'Two days before admission had two septic teeth extracted in O.P.D. [Out-patient department]. A very large brawny maxillary and submental abscess developed. This was incised in hospital and much pus evacuated. Patient was a very frail old man and from the start was in a critical condition. He quickly developed septicaemia and died on the 5.6.23 on the 4th day after admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, membranes, tongue, tonsils, thymus, thyroid, larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pulmonary artery, pericardium, heart, coronary arteries, aorta, peritoneum, liver, gall-bladder, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, spleen, alimentary tract, appendix
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 51, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Date of admission: 9 Nov 1922
Date of death: 20 Mar 1923
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic cirrhosis, ascites, fatty degeneration of myocardium, chronic interstitial pancreatitis and aplastic pernicious anaemia
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Syphilis (Systemic); Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Pancreatitis, chronic (Pancreas); Anaemia, pernicious (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Tross, W.L.[?]
Post mortem examination performed by: Donaldson, Robert
Medical notes: 'History. Has been treated for Syphilis for past three years in O.P.D. [Out patient department]. Twelve weeks ago he became jaundiced, then he began to get pain in the chest on exertion. On admission. 9.11.22. No pyrexia. Pale, Haemorrhages on retina. No p.s. found in chest'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tongue, tonsils, thymus, larynx, pleurae, lungs, bronchi, trachea, mediastinal glands, pericardium, heart, coronary arteries, aorta, pulmonary artery, peritoneum, liver, gall-bladder, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, spleen, splenic vein, stomach, intestines, appendix, prostate, bone marrow
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 65, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Gender: Male
Age: 65
Date of admission: 13 Oct 1927
Date of death: 20 Oct 1927
Disease (transcribed): Atheroma of cerebral arteries. Atheroma and syphilitic disease of aorta. Dilated ventricles of heart. Congestion and oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Plaque, atherosclerotic (Brain, aorta); Syphilis (Systemic); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Congestion (Lung); Oedema (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Feiling, Anthony
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Nicholls, Marriott Fawckner
Medical notes: 'History admitted ē [with] weakness of rt [right] side especially face and partial loss of speech. C.O.A. [Condition on Admission] Not unconscious but cannot speak except occasionally and very indistinctly. C.N.S. [Central nervous system] Reflexes present. No loss of movements on rt [right] side'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thyroid, trachea, thymus, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, ureters, bladder, alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Date of admission: 29 Jul 1927
Date of death: 29 Jul 1927
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic aortitis. Incompetence of aortic valve. Dilatation of Left Ventricle. Syncope
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Aortitis (Aorta); Aortic valve insufficiency (Heart); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Syncope (Brain);
Admitted under the care of: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hagenbach, C.
Medical notes: 'B.I.D. [Brought in dead]'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull, brain, membranes, pleurae, lungs, mediastinal glands, pericardium, heart, coronary arteries, aorta, peritoneum, liver, gall-bladder, bile ducts, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, stomach, alimentary tract, appendix, mesenteric glands
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 71, O.A.P. [Old age pensioner]

Occupation or role: O.A.P. [Old age pensioner]
Gender: Male
Age: 71
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1927
Date of death: 20 Mar 1927
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia. Chronic interstitial nephritis. Atrophic kidney. ? Σ [Syphilitic] myocardial degeneration. Infective endocarditis. Ulceration of colon. Cholelithiasis. Perisplenitis. Stricture of urethra
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney); Atrophy (Kidney); Syphilis (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines); Cholelithiasis (Biliary tract); Perisplenitis (Spleen);
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Nicholls, Marriott Fawckner
Medical notes: 'Obstinate constipation for one month. Retention of urine for 24 hours – no previous trouble. Retching and vomiting for the last 2 days. C.O.A. [Condition on Admission] feeble old man, furred tongue. Abdomen very distended, tympanitis. Cathaterisation impossible'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, urethra
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 37, Accountant

Occupation or role: Accountant
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1927
Date of death: 30 Jan 1927
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas: multiple gummas of spleen: ? Blockage of splenic vein: Dense peri-splenic vascular adhesions: Fine cirrhosis of liver: Ascites and commencing peritonitis: Partial consolidation of left lower lobe
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Granuloma (Spleen); Syphilis (Systemic); Blockage (Splenic vein); Adhesion (Spleen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Consolidation (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Donaldson, Robert
Medical notes: 'History. Two years previous to admission he had been attacked by vomiting after meals when abroad. The attack lasted 4 months – He noticed a slight [?] tremor of the conjunctiva which never quite went. About 9 months before admission he had a second attack and definite jaundice which had increased in intensity ever since. O.A. [On Admission] Intense jaundice. Liver ++. Ascites +++. K.J.s [knee jerks] and A.J.s [ankle jerks] absent. Pupils normal. T. [Temperature] 99. P. [Pulse] 90'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, tongue, thyroid, larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, mediastinal glands, pulmonary artery, pericardium, heart, coronary arteries, aorta, peritoneum, liver, gall-bladder, bile ducts, pancreas, lymph glands, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, alimentary tract, appendix
Type of incident: n/a

James Douglas, 56, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1904
Date of death: 8 Dec 1904
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous laryngitis. Miliary tuberculosis of lungs. Prostatic abscess (tuberculous). Cystitis. Consecutive nephritis. Syphilitic osteitis of skull
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Larynx, lung, prostate); Laryngitis (Larynx); Abscess (Prostate); Cystitis (Bladder); Nephritis (Kidney); Osteitis (Skull); Syphilis (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Dorothy Porter, 3, [Child of] Porter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Porter
Gender: Female
Age: 3
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1904
Date of death: 21 Jun 1904
Disease (transcribed): ? Congenital syphilis. Marasmus
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Protein-energy malnutrition (Systemic);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'Child admitted in a condition of marasmus. She has been previously admitted (2 years before) for marasmus following rickets. She had been in other hospitals too for wasting and had always improved at once after admission to a hospital. On admission, an extreme state of wasting. Weight 10 lbs 4 oz!'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Florence Porter, 25, [Wife of] Plasterer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Plasterer
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Date of admission: 16 May 1904
Date of death: 17 May 1904
Disease (transcribed): Laryngitis with ulceration of soft palate (? Syphilitic.) and epiglottis and vocal chords. Tracheotomy. Asphyxia
Disease (standardised): Laryngitis (Larynx, epiglottis, vocal cords); Ulcer (Palate, soft); Syphilis (Systemic); Tracheotomy (Trachea); Asphyxia (Respiratory system);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'Patient admitted on May 16th for sore throat. Trouble in the throat had been present 18 months and had been getting steadily worse. She had occasionally bought a bottle of medicine for it (!) but had never consulted a doctor. Loss of voice 4 months. Her hair had been falling out recently. Patient had had one child and no miscarriages'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Wright, 45, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1904
Date of death: 20 Apr 1904
Disease (transcribed): Old syphilis. Atheroma. Aortic regurgitation. Hypertrophy and dilatation of the heart. Congestion of the viscera
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Aortic valve insufficiency (Heart); Hypertrophy (Heart); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Congestion (Viscera);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ascherson, William Lawrence
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted on April 18th for shortness of breath and swelling of the legs. There was a history of syphilis 20 years ago. His heart symptoms dated from 2 years before admission: while pulling in a tug of war he had an attack of shortness of breath which necessitated his lying up for several months. In spite of much dyspnoea, he had been able to follow his trade until Christmas 1903. Then afterward his dyspnoea became more urgent. For the fortnight before admission, the legs had been swelling for the first time, orthopnoea had been absolute and sleep poor. He had been spitting blood for the few days preceding admission. No history of rheumatic fever. Alcohol moderate'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Paynter, 39, Window cleaner

Occupation or role: Window cleaner
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1904
Date of death: 12 Feb 1904
Disease (transcribed): Old syphilis. Lardaceous disease of kidneys and other viscera. Pulmonary tuberculosis. Bronchitis. Dilated heart
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Amyloidosis (Kidney, viscera); Tuberculosis (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart);
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George
Medical examination performed by: Pearson, Sidney Vere
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Roland Charles
Medical notes: 'Fam. Hist. [Family History] – Strong hist. [history] of tubercle. Person. Hist. [History]. - Winter cough for 8 years. Persistent cough for 2 years. Very troublesome cough with copious expectoration for 7 weeks. Lately also much dyspnoea, night sweats, loose bowels with stools occasionally continuing blood and shine. Loss of weight for 18 months. Syphilis 7 years ago: invalided from the service for it 7 years ago. Deaf 7 years'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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