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Bridget Shea, 60, Housekeeper

  • Occupation or role: Housekeeper
    Gender: Female
    Age: 60
    Date of admission: 17 Apr 1878
    Date of death: 8 Jun 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Calcifying tumour in the right iliac fossa, psoas abscess, perforation into caecum and into peritoneum
    Disease (standardised): Tumour (Hip); Psoas abscess (Psoas muscles); Perforation (Intestines); Perforation (Abdomen);
    Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Wilson, E.
    Medical notes: 'History. No hereditary history. Previous history of good health: meat three times a day, disgust to fat: dislike to butter: bowels open about once in three days. Loss of appetite about 21 months. Tumour found in R. [Right] inguinal region for about 18 mo [months]. Pain about the tumour, and loss of flesh from May 1877. Much costiveness of bowels: hardly any action without purgations: vomiting seldom: (Woman unintelligent: account by no means clear)'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, tumour
    Illustrations: Yes
    Type of incident: n/a

Emily Perriman, 18 months, Stonemaker

Occupation or role: Stonemaker
Gender: Female
Age: 18 months
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1878
Date of death: 4 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Cutaneous burn. Congestion of the lungs and brain
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Congestion (Lung); Congeestion (Brain);
Admitting doctor: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Not known – Child was found with its clothes on fire'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, uterus, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

Job Cousins, 42, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1878
Date of death: 13 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Double pleurisy. Hydrothorax
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lung); Hydrothorax (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Father's brothers gouty: diaphoresis habitually profuse: fat always deprived him of appetite. Otherwise healthy. He took 2-3 pints of beer daily with occasional excesses. Slight nasal catarrh, sleeplessness, and deficient appetite for about 4 weeks. Complete anorexia supervened 15 days before admn [admission]. Next day, suddenly seized with severe dyspnoea: he almost fell down, and clung to the railings for support. In the evening he began to cough and spit. Coughing seemed to 'bring on' pain in the L. [Left] flank. The symptoms remained pretty constant thenceforth: he sweats a good deal and lost flesh: no rigors'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Oldbury, 25, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1878
Date of death: 26 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Single ulcer of the stomach. Haematemesis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Haematemesis (Intestines);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Subject to sick headaches: fat productive of nausea: nothing else remarkable in the previous history. Occasional epigastric and interscapular pain after meals for two years. The same symptom constant from the beginning of May, the pain starting half an hour after each meal and lasting almost till the next. Bowels irregular during this period (either too loose or too confined), appetite small, and the patient weak. Vomiting about once a day from July (generallly an hour after dinner) and catamenia scanty. Vomiting of '1 ½ pint' of blood seven days before admn [admission], suddenly and without warning'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Bertie Lorcombe, 8, [Child of] footman

Occupation or role: [Child of] footman
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1878
Date of death: 30 Dec 1878
Disease (transcribed): Psoas abscess; bronchopneumonia; cerebral congestion
Disease (standardised): Psoas abscess (Psoas muscles); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Congestion (Brain);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Symptoms. This child was admitted complaining of frontal headache, which was the only definite symptom during the progress of the case. (No history was obtainable). The headache persisted without variation: the temperature was an shown on the chart: the bowels acted regularly. About the 27th he began to wander in mind, and gradually sank into a state of stupor with occasional intervals of consciousness: the pupils being dilated'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, psoas abscess, spine, spinal cord, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Sharp, 24, Machinist

Occupation or role: Machinist
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1877
Date of death: 26 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Leukaemia. Cancer of spleen and of liver. Pulmonary and cerebral congestion, from the formation of white blood clots.
Disease (standardised): Leukaemia (Blood, Bone Marrow); Cancer (Spleen); Cancer (Liver); Congestion (Lung, Brain); Thrombosis (Lung, Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: From August 1876 the patient had noticed a lump in the lower part of the right side of the abdomen, increasing in size, and from September a lump in the left side also. He suffered from nausea and vomiting, frontal headaches, cough, palpitations, anorexia and slight haematemesis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pulmonary vessels, heart, vascular system, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain, bones, lymphatic system, thyroid and tonsils
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Reid, 29, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 29
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1878
Date of death: 21 Mar 1878
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary tubercular phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Admission. Admitted complaining of sore throat, with loss of voice and dyspnoea at times: slight cough. General weakness, small appetite. P. [Pulse] 120 very weak. R. [Respiration rate?] about 20: irregular. Ill nourished and pale: tremor of hands: delicate skin: long eyelashes. […] History. She was deaf and very weak: the following history only was obtained: - No heritable disease: no illness, ailment or constitutional peculiarity, except leucorrhoea for 4 yrs [years]: from birth of last child. Present symptoms of 6 mo [months] date: onset gradual: severe for 3 mo [months]. Much weakness for 1 mo [months]'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, kidneys, spleen, liver, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Lane Famler, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1878
Date of death: 30 Mar 1878
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid cancer of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Father consumptive. Patient healthy and without constitutional peculiarity: had suffered from nothing but an attack of rheumatism previously. The catamenia ceased to appear regularly 7 mo. [months] before admn [admission]: occurring twice subsequently; the last about the middle of February. She noticed a swelling in the waist preventing her stays meeting 7 wks [weeks] before admn [admission]. At the time, she was in perfect health, but a week later languor commenced, and was so severe as to make her take to her bed. She lost flesh from that time. Pain, increasing, for about 1 mo [month]. Epistaxis twice or thrice in the 3 wks. [weeks] previous to admn [admission]. Nausea and frequent severe mucous vomiting for a fortnight. The bowels had acted regularly'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spleen, liver, lungs, gall bladder, mesenteric glands, intestines, stomach, pancreas, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Case, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1889
Date of death: 10 Jan 1890
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Perforation of wall of heart into pericardium
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Perforation (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The patient began to suffer from gout when he was eighteen years old. For three months before his admission the patient suffered from pains in his shins, thighs and big toes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pericardium, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Pridmore, 35, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1894
Date of death: 18 Sep 1894
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'The patient, a woman of 35, gave a history of cough and loss of flesh with night sweating since her last confinement eighteen months ago - She had had one living child and three miscarriages. For a fortnight before admission she had had pain in the right chest aggravated by breathing with the expectoration of thick rusty sputum for a week - She had been very short of breath for a week - On Sept 13th she was delivered of a seven months child by Mr Bury'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Webster, 22, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1894
Date of death: 24 Jan 1895
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumothorax (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: Four years before admission she had some sort of lung attack. On the 15th she went to church where she fainted and she had been in bed since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, intestines, uterus, lungs, larynx and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Bertram Groner, 40, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1895
Date of death: 4 Mar 1895
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma – Suprarenal – in liver and glands also, as well as in lung
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Adrenal glands); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: He was first taken ill six months ago when he caught cold. Two months ago he had spasmodic attacks of difficulty of breathing, followed by ascites and swollen legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, kidneys, bladder and testes
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Duncombe, 25, Stillroom maid

Occupation or role: Stillroom maid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1896
Date of death: 2 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Ecchymosis in brain and elsewhere. 'Chorea'
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Ecchymosis (Skin); Chorea (Central nervous system) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Family history nothing of importance. No previous chorea, no scarlet fever, Rheumatic fever twice. 1st when 7 years old, 2nd 5 years ago. Present illness began 3 weeks before admission with pain in back and head went to bed at once and remained there till admission. The choreic movements began 2 or 3 days before admission 'all over her' and gradually became worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, blood, joints
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Powell, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1897
Date of death: 15 Mar 1897
Disease (transcribed): Intra-auricular thrombus obstructing mitral orifice
Disease (standardised): Thrombosis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'Family history nothing of importance, Never had either rheumatism or scarlet fever, Good health as a rule. On Feb 22nd 1896 pain in left side of chest worse on coughing or taking a deep breath. On Feb 25th began to expectorate rusty blood stained very viscid sputum, no rigors, much sweat night, no history of haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Burt, 26, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1905
Date of death: 22 Feb 1905
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Spleno-megaly. Suppurative cholangitis. Haemorrhage into stomach & intestines
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Splenomegaly (Spleen); Cholangitis (Bile duct); Haemorrhage (Stomach, intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The patient was not seen by the medical registrar. OP [out-patient] notes. The patient was treated for jaundice Mar-April 1904, & entirely recovered from it. He came up for tratment again Dec 30 1904 […] On Feb 21st he vomited blood, & became an IP [in-patient]’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Ward, 50, Carver

Occupation or role: Carver
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1896
Date of death: 10 Jul 1896
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: Twenty nine years ago he was an In Patient with stoppage of the bowels. Since then he had good health until four years before admission when he suffered from pain in the stomach after food, wind and spasms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, oesophagus, trachea, liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, stomach, intestines, joints and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Vickery, 38, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Aug 1896
Date of death: 21 Aug 1896
Disease (transcribed): Stenosis of duodenum. Dilated stomach
Disease (standardised): Constriction, pathologic (Duodenum); Dilatation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: For the last twelve years the patient had suffered from occasional vomiting, griping pains in the stomach and much constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, stomach, oesophagus, liver, kidneys, adrenals, spleen, testes and toe joints
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Thake, 40, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1907
Date of death: 4 Apr 1907
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma recti. Secondary growths in wall of caecum (direct extension) and in lumbar and higher prevertebral glands and in liver and peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Golla, Frederick Lucien
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: For the past two months the patient had had pain in the lower part of the abdomen. For the past five weeks she had passed blood per rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, alimentary canal, stomach, small intestine, rectum, pelvic glands, lumbar glands, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Patridge, 29, Labourer, ex soldier

Occupation or role: Labourer, ex soldier
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 July 1877
Date of death: 19 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Old hepatic abscesses. Amyloid disease
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Abscess (Liver); Amyloidosis (Liver, Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: During the Ashanti war in 1874 he had a fever, and he was invalided in 1875 for pain in the right side of the chest. Early in November he began to cough, shiver, vomit and to experience pain in the right shoulder. He spat green matter and sweated much.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestine and brain
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Young, 67, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1877
Date of death: 19 July 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular phthisis; granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: This patient was not examined by the Registrar, as her extreme weakness precluded it.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, uterus and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Snell, 40, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1877
Date of death: 30 Dec 1877
Disease (transcribed): Low pneumonia. Cystic disease of kidneys. Syphilitic disease of liver
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Kidney diseases, cystic (Kidney); Syphilis (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. Suffered from 'brain fever' in childhood: from 'rheumatics' in 1857, from occasional sore throats. Venereal sore in 1857 (after the rheumatism) […] A temperate man. Languor and want of appetite, with some loss of flesh for about a month. Attacked with shivering about noon 12 days before admn [admission]: had to leave work and go home. Pain in L [Left] hypochondrium, increased at night, after food, or on inspiration; cough, dyspnoea, and occasional palpitation commenced, and continued. Shivering lasted two days. Bowels costive: urine as usual'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Howard, 21, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1878
Date of death: 2 Jan 1878
Disease (transcribed): Fibrinous pneumonia etc. Tubercle
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'Not examined by Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Lizzie Ruddy, 25, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Date of admission: 28 May 1878
Date of death: 25 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Fatty, slightly dilated heart. Inflammatory oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Oedema (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease. Previous history of good health: was unable to digest fat: which produced vomiting. She came from Ireland to England on Jan. [January] 20th: she grew pale from that time. Frontal headache for five weeks, commencing gradually and steadily increasing in severity. Vomiting after all food, wasting, and profuse sweating for nine days. Confined bowels for six: urine red coloured for five'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Tooth, 68, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Gender: Male
Age: 68
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1878
Date of death: 26 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Was in training as a jockey at 15: from that time his bowels acted 3-6 times a day or oftener: He ate meat three times a day, and drank on an average, 3 pints of beer. Was subject to rheumatism and winter coughs. About 1850 he fell over some stones and buried the R. [Right] side: he immediately passed some blood (a great quantity, of red colour) by the bowel, and continued to discharge more or less for a week. At the same time he was seized with severe pain in the abdomen, which laid him up for about a month: he was delirious part of the time: was treated with turpentine fomentations: there was no icterus. From that period he was subject to attacks of vomiting, sometimes bringing up a little blood ('a teaspoonful'). Eleven days before admn [admission], he was attacked with profuse diarrhoea, which continued, with a little vomiting at times'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Clarke, 61, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Gender: Female
Age: 61
Date of admission: 8 May 1878
Date of death: 14 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Perforating ulcer of the stomach. Limited superficial abscess in the peritoneal cavity and left lobe of liver
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Abscess (Abdomen); Abscess (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. Scarlatina at 16: 'gastric fever' at 40: diphtheria at 43: smallpox at 57. Always intolerant of fat; - subject to pain after food in the epigastrium and to sick headaches as long as she remembered: bowels habitually costive and diaphoresis profuse: subject also to palpitation and to glandular swellings in the neck. For two years she had noticed a fulness in the epigastrium. From Dec [December] 1st to 31st she suffered from a dry 'spasmodic' cough, which began suddenly without rigor or nasal catarrh. On Dec [December] 31st it left her suddenly, and she was as suddenly attack with severe vomiting and epigastric pain, which lasted an hour. From that time there was a constant dull pain in the epigastrium, increased after food'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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