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Ann Smith, 53, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 May 1872
Date of death: 2 Jun 1872
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the peritoneum. Ascites. Paracentesis abdomenis. Peritonitis. Contraction of mitral valve
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Abdomen); Ascites (Abdomen); Paracentesis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Contraction (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman stated that for the last five years she had had continual cough and spitting which the last winter had been much worse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

John Grimes, 60, Smith

Occupation or role: Smith
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1872
Date of death: 24 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of legs and intestines. Perforation of ileum. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted into the surgical wards with erysipelas of the legs with ulcers.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, intestines, stomach, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Rogers, 55, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Jul 1872
Date of death: 31 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Left inguinal hernia. Strangulated. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had had a rupture for eighteen months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Hernia, pleurae, lungs, heart, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

William Patrick, 55, Coach man

Occupation or role: Coach man
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1872
Date of death: 6 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Operation. Intestine opened. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted with the history that he had had a tumour for eighteen years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

William Pretty, 45, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jul 1872
Date of death: 12 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous pneumonia. Lardaceous disease. Miliary tubercles. Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man stated that he was in good health up to about seven weeks ago when a cough and spitting commenced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Spivey, 47, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Aug 1872
Date of death: 21 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Yellow atrophy of do
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Atrophy (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Lacy, Charles De Lacy
Medical notes: About a year ago this patient lost his wife. He then took to drinking and had continued in a depressed state of mind ever since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Hanks, 34, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1872
Date of death: 25 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of urethra. Pyelitis. Perforation of bladder. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Pyelitis (Kidney); Perforation (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Lacy, Charles De Lacy
Medical notes: This man had had stricture for ten years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Kidneys, bladder and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

John Williams, 53, Barman

Occupation or role: Barman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1872
Date of death: 9 Nov 1872
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was in good health up to two years ago, when for the first time he had an attack of jaundice and had not felt himself since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Bulman, 66, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1872
Date of death: 8 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Right inguinal hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient had had a right femoral hernia for twelve years for which she had worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, hernia and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Ada Denton, 56, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1872
Date of death: 11 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Colloid cancer of the right ovary. Paracentesis abdominis. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Ovary); Paracentesis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman had noticed enlargement of the abdomen during a year and in steadily increased without much pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Dawkins, 72, Scavenger

Occupation or role: Scavenger
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1873
Date of death: 6 Jan 1873
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Morgan, John H.
Medical notes: On the morning of admission this man was taken with sudden and severe pain in the belly, ‘drawing him up.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Shaw, 56, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1873
Date of death: 12 Mar 1873
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary tuberculosis. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man had suffered from a severe cough for about five months. Lately it had much increased in severity with shortness of breath and loss of flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Turner, 76, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 76
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1873
Date of death: 3 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: He had a rupture for the last eighteen years, for which he had never worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Donaldson, 49, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1873
Date of death: 17 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Mitral and tricuspid contraction. Hypertrophy of right ventricle and left auricle. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man stated that he had been in comparatively good health except occasional shortness of breath on any exertion up to about two weeks ago when much pain in the chest commenced. A short time after he spat up much blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Reuben Higgerty, 41, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1873
Date of death: 30 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the aorta. Hypertrophy and dilatation of the heart. Cirrhosis of the liver. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta); Disease (Heart); Cirrhosis (Liver); Oedema (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man was in comparatively good health up to four months before his admission, when he suddenly lost his sense falling of his chair.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Waller, 48, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1873
Date of death: 1 May 1873
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of left ovary, abdominal glands and peritoneum. Peritonitis. Cirrhosis of liver. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Ovary); Cancer (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cirrhoses (Liver); Oedema (Leg); Oedema (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: About six weeks back the patient felt ill, was not inclined to do work with occasional vomiting after food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and ovary
Type of incident: n/a

Kate Creswaller, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 May 1873
Date of death: 25 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Chronic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This girl had been in fair health up to about a month before admission, when severe colicy pains commenced in the belly and occasional vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

James London, 30, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Aug 1873
Date of death: 27 Aug 1873
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Ulceration of larynx. Necrosis of arytenoid cartilage. Ulceration and perforation of intestine. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Necrosis (Larynx); Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man had always been in good health up to about four years ago when a little cough commenced in a sharp attack and one day he brought up a considerable amount of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, larynx, trachea, peritoneum, glands, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

William Gair, 25, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1873
Date of death: 15 Oct 1873
Disease (transcribed): Mitral contraction. Adherent pericardium. Chronic peritonitis. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cirrhosis (Liver); Adherent (Pericardium)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man was sent up from the country with a supposed enlargement of the liver.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, pericardium, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

William Sullivan, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Sep 1873
Date of death: 21 Oct 1873
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of the intestine. Peritonitis. Cancer of the liver
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man stated that he had been out of health for about four months with vomiting after food, loss of strength and constant nausea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, glands, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Mulane, 40, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1869
Date of death: 16 Dec 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral Hernia (left). Operation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient had been ruptured four years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Rose Shannon, 25, General Servant

Occupation or role: General Servant
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1870
Date of death: 31 Dec 1870
Disease (transcribed): Suppression of urine. Convulsions. Great dilatation of the stomach.
Disease (standardised): Suppression of urine (Bladder); Seizures (Brain); Dilatation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman stated that her catamenia had been absent for fourteen months, and that since that time she had been very sick periodically and had vomited small quantities of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, stomach and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Pincent, Coach builder

Occupation or role: Coach builder
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1871
Date of death: 30 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Ileo-typhlitis
Disease (standardised): Typhlitis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This patient was first admitted on Feb 8 with acute rheumatism. From this he made a good recovery without cardiac affection & was sent to Wimbledon [Atkinson Morley Convalescent Home and Hospital] on March 8. While there his manner was noticed to be strange & morose & he occasionally refused his food. On March 19 he was found wandering about stark naked & talking incoherently & two days later was readmitted here when his temperature was 104.8, pulse 124’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

John Ewens, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1871
Date of death: 25 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Hepatic abscess communicating with the right lung. Peritonitis (circumscribed)
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man returned from India, where he had long been, in 1867. While there he suffered much from diarrhoea & frequent hepatic pain, but said his motions had never contained blood. Three months ago he was seized with diarrhoea & at the same time very violent pain in the right side, so that he could not move his right arm owing to the severity of the pain. About ten days later cough came on & he spat up a quantity of thick yellow matter mixed with blood’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Evans, 55, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1871
Date of death: 6 Jan 1872
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pericardial adhesions. Pleuritic effusion. Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Adhesions (Heart); Effusion (Pleura); Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For the last four years this woman had had a continual cough, worse in the winter and with much expectoration of a green colour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

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