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Eliza Allen, 44, [Wife of] Carman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carman
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1886
Date of death: 11 Dec 1886
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the chest. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Chest); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was admitted some four months ago with malignant disease of the right breast. The breast and many glands were removed but it was found impossible to remove the whole of the glands and the disease slowly spread.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart and aorta
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Scott, 39, Wire worker

Occupation or role: Wire worker
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 May 1886
Date of death: 24 Nov 1886
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the rectum. Periproctitis. Pelvic cellulitis. Localised faecal extravasation from descending colon
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Intestines); Proctitis (Intestines); Cellulitis (Pelvis); Faecal extravasation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: On November last a pregnancy ended in abortion. Six months before admission she began to have constipation and then diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, intestines, brain, uterus and pelvic fascia
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Wollen, 61, Cheesemonger

Occupation or role: Cheesemonger
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1886
Date of death: 15 Nov 1886
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of the groin, lung
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Groin); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: This man was admitted originally with a small sarcoma over the right tendo achilles and femoral glands.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Phillips, 53, [Wife of] Glazier

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Glazier
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1886
Date of death: 13 Nov 1886
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Bronchitis. Ovarian tumour. Removed
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Cancer (Ovary); Operation (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The catamenia ceased thirteen years ago and since then she had irregular discharge of blood. Four years ago a small lump appeared on the left side of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

John Pell, 38, General dealer

Occupation or role: General dealer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1886
Date of death: 9 Nov 1886
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of urethra. Rupture of the bladder. (Cystotomy). Peritonitis. Faecal fistula
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Rupture (Bladder); Cystotomy (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Fistula (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Sixteen years ago he contracted gonorrhoea. He complained of great pain over the bladder and inability to pass urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Price, 52, [Wife of] Dairyman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Dairyman
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1886
Date of death: 8 Oct 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Bronchitis. Oedema of the lungs. Dilated and hypertrophied heart.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: She had suffered from bronchitis for many years and had been ruptured for six months. On September 30th the hernia came down and she was seized with vomiting and intense pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, intestines, stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hewitt, 44, Chef

  • Occupation or role: Chef
    Age: 44
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 1 Jul 1886
    Date of death: 9 Sep 1886
    Disease (transcribed): Hydatids of liver. Abscess of liver. Lardaceous degeneration of kidneys, liver and intestines. Peritonitis
    Disease (standardised): Echinococcosis (Liver); Abscess (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
    Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
  • Haward, John Warrington
    Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
    Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
    Medical notes: He was admitted under Dr Cavafy in 1885 with well marked hydatid disease of the liver. There was a large cyst which extended over the greater part of the abdomen.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, abdomen, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart and intestines
    Type of incident: n/a

John Bruce, 66, Rag sorter

Occupation or role: Rag sorter
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1886
Date of death: 8 Sep 1886
Disease (transcribed): Large spindle celled sarcoma of radius. Secondary growths in lung, mesentery and glands
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Arm); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Mesentery); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: The patient had good health until three years ago when a tumour was found over the left forearm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left forearm, lungs, pleurae, liver, kidneys, heart, abdomen and glands
Type of incident: n/a

George Butler, 81, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 81
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1886
Date of death: 8 Aug 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Gangrene of ileum. Death under ether
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Gangrene (Intestines); Anaesthetic death (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The man had for years suffered from a hernia. Three days before admission, symptoms of strangulation came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Searson, 16, Stationer

Occupation or role: Stationer
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1885
Date of death: 24 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine. Tubercular peritonitis. Tubercular epididymitis. Tubercles in lungs
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Epididymitis (Epididymis); Tuberculosis (Epididymis); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He was admitted in June 1885 suffering from an angular curve of the spine. He was sent to Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital and he had an attack of what was diagnosed as Tubercular Meningitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testicles, muscles and vertebrae
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Bright, 76, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1886
Date of death: 13 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Ewart, Charles
Medical notes: She had borne nine children. No very exact history was obtained as she was a feeble old woman and contradicted herself. She had been ruptured some years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus, ovaries, pericardium, heart, pleurae, lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Shaw, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1886
Date of death: 13 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Ewart, Charles
Medical notes: About thirty years ago he contracted a chancre which was followed by boils on his limbs and tongue. The duration of the hernia was several years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Peach, 56, [Wife of] Cab driver

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Cab driver
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1886
Date of death: 1 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis, Weston Peel. Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This woman had been ruptured for twenty six years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Peritoneal cavity, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, pleurae and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Beatrice Haile, 42, [Wife of] Messenger

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Messenger
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1886
Date of death: 12 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the peritoneal coat of the bowel. Peritonitis. Enteritis. Following hernia (which had been relieved by operation)
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient had been ruptured for five or six years. Four days ago the patient was carrying a heavy load and felt the rupture come down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Folkes, 37, [Wife of] Clerk

  • Occupation or role: [Wife of] Clerk
    Age: 37
    Gender: Female
    Date of admission: 28 Dec 1885
    Date of death: 28 Feb 1886
    Disease (transcribed): Surgical kidney. Peri renal abscess and fistula
    Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Fistula (Abdomen)
    Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
    Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
  • Bull, William Charles
    Post mortem examination performed by: Weller, G.C. Sisley, Richard
    Medical notes: The patient was in this hospital some years ago and had a fibroid tumour removed. Five weeks previous to the present illness she complained of constant pain in the abdomen, chiefly in the left renal region and then shooting down the left groin.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus and alimentary tract
    Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Sykes, 55, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1886
Date of death: 12 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was first admitted into the hospital on January 7th 1886, complaining of pain around and old irreducible hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

William Brown, 60, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1885
Date of death: 10 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the colon. Colo-umbilical fistula
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Fistula (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was under the care of Dr Cavafy with thickening believed to be inflammatory, around the umbilicus. Some time after leaving the hospital the mass burst and had since discharged pus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Frank Pavey, 14, [Child of] Photographer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Photographer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1885
Date of death: 1 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Purulent peritonitis and pleurisy. Penetrating wound of the abdomen
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Wound (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: While walking along the streets, he caught his foot against a railing and fell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and small intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anne Teague, 33, [Wife of] Butler

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Butler
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1888
Date of death: 21 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Extra-uterine foetation. Abdominal section. Peritonitis. Pyo-salpinx. Serous perimetritis
Disease (standardised): Ectopic pregnancy; Section (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyosalpinx (Fallopian tube); Perimetritis (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C. and Comerford, Harry Beaumont and Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'No history could be got concerning this patient. She was not seen during life by the surgical registrar. She was admitted by Mr Comerford [Harry Beaumont Comerford], the house physician, who diagnosed peritonitis & placed her under Dr Whipham [Thomas Tillyer Whipham]. It was some time afterwards found that the woman was collapsed & on a proper examination of the woman being made by the obstetric assistant, a large abdominal tumor was found’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, bladder, peritoneum, uterus, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Ogilvie, 6 months, [Unmarried child of] Assistant

Occupation or role: [Unmarried child of] Assistant
Age: 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1887
Date of death: 31 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Intussusception of the bowel. Abdominal section
Disease (standardised): Intussusception (Bowel); Section (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Not seen by the surgical registrar. The history given in the HS was that the child was taken ill 4 days before admission with vomiting: there was constant desire to defecate with the passage of flatus, mucus, blood & a little fluid foecal matter. On the 3rd day, the medical attendant found a tumour from rectum on examining the child under chloroform'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Walter Wilcox, 1, [Child of] Plumber

Occupation or role: [Child of] Plumber
Age: 1
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1887
Date of death: 8 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The child had a right inguinal hernia from birth. When at 6 months, the rupture could not be returned by the mother, but was subsequently reduced under chloroform at a children's hospital'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

William Bartholomew, 35, Lodging-house keeper

Occupation or role: Lodging-house keeper
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1887
Date of death: 31 Dec 1887
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of bowel. Faecal fistula. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Bowel); Fistula (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'He had 'inflammation of bowels' in 1870. Scarlet fever, followed by dropsy in 1869. In April '86, a small lump came in the abdominal wall'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Carter, 51, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1887
Date of death: 20 Dec 1887
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate. Puncture of bladder. Peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Prostate); Puncture (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: '[No history] of importance till 3 years ago, when he began to have difficulty in [?]: this passed off without treatment. About Dec 1st '87 he again got the same condition & on Dec 4, his urine was drawn off by his doctor. Subsequently no instrument could be passed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Edmund Jackson, 14, Newspaperboy

Occupation or role: Newspaperboy
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1887
Date of death: 15 Dec 1887
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Pericarditis. Pyaemic patches in lungs
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pericarditis (Heart); Sepsis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Scarlet fever in 1884. There was no history of any injury. He was a newspaper boy & frequently got wel[?]. On Dec 4 he woke up & felt sick: he went out & sold a few papers & then came home & went to bed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines
Illustrations: NoChart
Type of incident: n/a

William Arnold, 63, Car proprietor

Occupation or role: Car proprietor
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Nov 1887
Date of death: 5 Nov 1887
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the rectum. Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man had been under Mr Rouse's case for many months. In the spring of '87 he was an IP [in-patient] with a cancerous tumour of the rectum'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

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