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Ellen O'Brien, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1881
Date of death: 13 Jul 1881
Disease (transcribed): Removal of spleen
Disease (standardised): Removal (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'Mr Haward [John Warrington Haward] brought this case before the Clinical Society and the following is an account extracted from 'The Lancet': Mr Warrington Haward related a case of splenectomy. The patient, a woman aged forty-nine, had usually enjoyed good health, and had never suffered from ague or any intermittent fever. The catamenia [menstruation] had ceased three years. She had been married seven years, but had not had children. For eighteen months she had suffered pain in the left side of the abdomen, and for ten months had been aware of the presence of an abdominal tumour'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Godfrey, 45, Traveller

Occupation or role: Traveller
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1880
Date of death: 21 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Operation. Extirpation of larynx. Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Extirpation (Larynx); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'This case was read before the Clinical Society, and the accompanying [cutting] is the account that appeared in the Lancet of April 2nd 1881'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Taylor, 4 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1892
Date of death: 21 May 1892
Disease (transcribed): Cancrum oris. Septic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Noma (Mouth); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See surgical notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No post mortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

James Arms, 62, Railway guard

Occupation or role: Railway guard
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1892
Date of death: 9 Jun 1892
Disease (transcribed): Squamous celled epithelioma of the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: This man was hardly able to speak. He could not at first swallow solids, and later on had great difficulty in getting liquids into the stomach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spine, neck, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, spleen, liver, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, prostate and testes
Type of incident: n/a

John Hanson, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1897
Date of death: 4 Dec 1897
Disease (transcribed): Perforating duodenal ulcer
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The case is accompanied by an article published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal in 1898. 'The patient […] was a strong and burly man, aet. 32, who on the 2nd December 1897, while travelling in the train to London from the North of England, was seized with violent abdominal pain. He did not pass any water after this time, though a couple of ounces of albuminous urine were drawn off by catheter. It appeared that after his arrival in London he was treated by a doctor for renal disease or colic. He came up to St. George's Hospital late on the night of the 3rd December, and was at once admitted by Mr S. Smith, house physician, who found him collapsed, with a distended abdomen'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Crini, 16 months , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Feb 1898
Date of death: 16 Feb 1898
Disease (transcribed): Leukaemia
Disease (standardised): Leukaemia (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Includes an article reprinted from The Lancet called ‘A case of Lymphadenoma involving the stomach in a child aged eighteen months complicated by rickets and closely stimulating leukaemia’ by H D Rolleston and A C Latham.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, liver, kidneys and bladder
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Eleanor Groves, 49, [Wife of] Waiter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Waiter
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1899
Date of death: 11 Feb 1900
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: The patient had been short of breath for two or three years, with a slight cough and occasional spitting of clots of blood. She had recently been subject to epistaxis, swollen abdomen, retching and vomiting, piles and passing blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, alimentary canal and cranium
Type of incident: n/a