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Frances Dyball, 48, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Abscesses in muscles, lungs, liver, spleen. Dilatation of common bile duct
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Muscles, lungs, liver, spleen); Disease (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Two of the patient’s sisters died of phthisis. There is no other family history of disease. The patient has had 4 children, one of whom died of bronchitis. She had scarlatina when a child and two attacks of rheumatic fever, the last 29 years before she came to St George’s. She was in King’s College Hospital about 7 years ago. The nature of her illness was not clear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Allen, 29, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1888
Date of death: 6 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Numerous pyaemic patches of consolidation in the lungs. The primary source of infection was not found
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer and Gamgee, Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When he first came to the hospital he told the house physician that six days before admission he had pain in the loins; that he had had neither diarrhoea nor constipation and that that morning he had shivered & felt sick, but had not vomited. He denied having drunk to excess’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Faizey, 39, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1888
Date of death: 10 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of left lower lobe. Effusion of lymph into the membranes of the brain
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was said by his wife to be a ‘free drinker’, but not a drunkard. He was well till about a week before his admission when he began to suffer to aching of the legs, abdominal pain and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, intestines, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Wood, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1843
Date of death: 3 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Hone, 51, Fitter

Occupation or role: Fitter
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jun 1888
Date of death: 4 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): ?cause of death. Oedema of lungs. Old pleuritic adhesions, left lung. Enlarged spleen. Old hydatid of liver. Taenia mediocanellata in small intestine
Disease (standardised): Edema (Lungs); Disease (Pleura, spleen, liver); Tapeworm (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man said he had not suffered from rheumatism nor from gout, that he had burnt his legs about 40 years before he came to the hospital, but that he had never been laid up with any bodily illness. He gave no history pointing to syphilis, and denied having had it. He drank chiefly beer and did not take more than 3 pints a day, as a rule. A week before Christmas 1887 he began to suffer from pain at the lower part of his chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, abdomen, heart, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Nutley, 69, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jun 1888
Date of death: 5 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bright’s disease. Dilated & fatty heart. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man was born on the same day as HRH the Queen. He had generally had good health. He said that he had suffered from small pox about 50 years before his admission, that he had never had scarlatina, and that he had not been laid up with any illness for 43 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, lungs, larynx, trachea, kidneys, spleen, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

John Selley, 45, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1888
Date of death: 24 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Laryngeal and pulmonary phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Larynx, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of having had scarlatina or rheumatism. He said for 11 months [he] had had ‘slow fever’ and had spent 3 or 4 months in bed, and for eight months sore throat (pain in his larynx)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, lungs, larynx, heart, spleen, liver, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

John Brown , 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1843
Date of death: 29 Dec 1843
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Knight, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1871
Date of death: 4 Dec 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the left kidney, probably from obstruction of the ureter. Rupture of the kidney. Abscess. Thickened lung from interstitial pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Obstruction (Ureter); Rupture (Kidney); Abscess; Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by:
Medical notes: 'This woman stated that fourteen days back sudden pain took her in the belly more especially in the left side. She did not take much notice, yet being [?] at the time, as the pains daily increased she was seen by some medical man who ‘treated her with castor oil’ ‘
Post mortem notes: thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Scott, 58, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1888
Date of death: 11 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pleural effusion
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Effusion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatism nor of scarlatina. She had been married for 35 years and had thirteen children and two miscarriages. Of the children eight survived and five died young. The woman had suffered for two years from cough and dyspnoea. Six weeks before she came in she had oedema of the legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Black, 15, Kitchen maid

Occupation or role: Kitchen maid
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1888
Date of death: 14 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The girl was a native of Argyleshire, but she had lived in London for two years. For two months before she came to the hospital she had suffered from cough and dyspnoea, had been much troubled with diarrhoea and had lost flesh. She did not take to her bed till about four days before her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Luker, 29, [Wife of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Painter
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1888
Date of death: 15 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was 29 years of age and was married at the age of 20. She had had 3 children, one of whom was living. One died of bronchitis and one of some unknown disease. She had never had scarlatina nor rheumatic fever, but she had occasional slight articular pains. Three weeks before her admission she had a child. The labour was normal
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestines, uterus, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Thoroughgood, 53, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1888
Date of death: 24 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (Delirium tremens)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man said that he was in good health till four days before his admission when he began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea. He was accustomed to drink alcoholic beverages freely, but the amount he took could not be approximately determined. He told the physician that he did not drink more than he did’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, bladder, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lawrence, 26, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1888
Date of death: 5 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Empyema in right pleural cavity. Collapse of right lung with small patches of consolidation and small abscesses
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Collapse (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'None obtainable excepting that he had left his home for many months & had been living a hand to mouth life. He got his hand out in a chaff milling machine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testes, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Stanford, 61, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1888
Date of death: 12 Nov 1888
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Caseating tubercles found in the lungs, bronchial glands, suprarenal bodies and intestines
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lungs, kidneys, intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman could give no good history of herself. According to her own account she was well till about a week before her admission when she had a ‘fit’, the nature of which she could not explain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Parkin, 62, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1888
Date of death: 15 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): New growth (sarcoma) of thyroid body. Pneumonia of right lung
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Thyroid gland); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

William Welbourn, 45, Confectioner

Occupation or role: Confectioner
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1888
Date of death: 31 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of right half of pons and of anterior half of floor of fourth ventricle. Old phthisis. Pericarditis. Hobnailed liver
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said his father died of ‘drink’; he could give no details. His mother died at the age of 82. There was no family history of neurosis. The man gave no history of syphilis. He had had rheumatism three times. The first attack occurred when he was 25 years of age. He was laid up for 3 months. He had a second attack when he was 32, and was kept in bed then for 2 months. A third attack occurred when he was 40. On the last occasion he was only kept in bed for 3 days, but he had immediately afterwards some illness which he called pneumonia. The symptoms were cough and blood-spitting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Feet, skull, brain, thorax, heart, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

William Coe, 45, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1888
Date of death: 13 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was in the hospital in January 1884. He had then had several attacks of gout, but on his first admission was suffering from sub-acute rheumatism. He came in again in June 1885, he then had gout […] In March 1886 he again had gout’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines, brain

Type of incident: n/a

James Chapman, 35, Packer

Occupation or role: Packer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1888
Date of death: 16 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. Grey granulations of the greater part of the both lungs. Small cavities at both apices
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Disease (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was said to have had fever and ague in India. Two years before admission he said he had ‘congestions of the lungs’. At that time he had pain in the side. He was ill in bed about 6 weeks. He was an habitual drinker of black beer and took some pints daily’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, spleen, liver, kidneys, mesenteric glands, stomach, thorax, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Julia Miller, 8, [Child of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Shoemaker
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'She came into the hospital again December 14, 1887. She looked better than when she left the hospital. Her temperature was normal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, pericardium, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain
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Type of incident: n/a