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Abednego Clement, 40, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1885
Date of death: 11 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac, stricture of urethra
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Constriction (Urethra)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: This man had several times been in the hospital suffering from stricture of the urethra. On the 16th January his penis began to swell, and continued to increase in size up to admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and urethra
Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Adams, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1905
Date of death: 3 Mar 1905
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Rupture of heart wall with rupture of tricuspid valve flap
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Rupture (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'This man was struck on the chest by a swinging block of timber about 9am on March 2nd, he thought he was stunned but he recovered sufficiently to walk into the surgery with assistance’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Abraham Denyer, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Sep 1891
Date of death: 30 Sep 1891
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of testis. Growth in glands around aorta. Thrombosis of inferior vena cava. Embolism of right pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Testis); Growth (Aorta); Thrombosis (Blood vessels); Embolism (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was a baker but since April 1891 he had not worked, having been laid up at that time by severe illness in some hospital or infirmary. In June he was able to walk away and was lost sight of by his relations. On the day of his death he spent some hours lying upon the grass in Hyde Park in the company of a casual acquaintance. He complained of feeling unwell, and in particular had no appetite. While on the grass he blacked his own and his companions boots and made a slight alteration in his dress. Upon rising to go, having walked a very few years, he fell to the ground with a cry of pain, pressing his hands to the front of the chest. He became ‘black as jet' in the face and died very speedily, before he could be brought to this hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Jackson, 62, Messenger

Occupation or role: Messenger
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1872
Date of death: 23 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas faciei. Fatty heart. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (Heart); 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 stated that for the last six months he had had pain in the chest which always became much worse after food, and of late he was subject to cough and spitting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Kimpton, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Nov 1845
Date of death: 15 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Thoracic aorta enormously dilated and pressing upon the trachea and bronchi. Aneurysm opening into the left bronchus. Laryngotomy. Heart dilated. Valves healthy. Lungs loaded with red, frothy serum at back part
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta); Laryngotomy (Larynx); Disease (Heart, lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a stout, healthy-looking man, was admitted complaining of cough & dyspnoea of long duration. He stated that he had been subject to slight cough with occasional paroxysms of dyspnoea, during the last three years & a half, and that about three years ago, while labouring under one of these attacks, accompanied by severe pain in the lower part of the chest, he applied to the hospital for relief and was bled, cupped & blistered in consequence’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Abraham King, 59, Builder

Occupation or role: Builder
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1866
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of aorta. Blood extravasated into the pericardium
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Arteries); Extravasation (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Pollock, George
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This man was brought in having fallen from a scaffold twenty feet high.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ada Allen, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1890
Date of death: 2 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of descending part of aortic arch. Rupture into left bronchus
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'There was no direct evidence of syphilis. She had suffered from cough, shortness of breath & pain in the left side of the chest for 3 months. She was a thin, anaemic red-haired woman complaining in a whisper of pain under the left clavicle and mammary region. Friction sounds were hears in the formed place. No particular attention was attracted to the patient, and it was not till some days later that a more complete examination led to a diagnosis of aortic aneurism'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, head, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Ada Marden, 16, Kitchen maid

Occupation or role: Kitchen maid
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Nov 1892
Date of death: 10 Dec 1892
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis with effusion
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Effusion (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: On November 21st 1892 she was taken ill with rheumatic pains in the ankles and knees.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: , oesophagus, stomach, diaphragm, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, kidneys and ovaries
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Ada McGregor, 23, Examiner

Occupation or role: Examiner
Age: 23
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1920
Date of death: 13 Sep 19920
Disease (transcribed): Vegetative endocarditis, mitral incompetence and acute dilatation
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Mitral valve insufficiency (Mitral valve); Dilatation (Heart);
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Bull, Henry Cecil Herbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Donaldson, Robert
Medical notes: 'Present illness. 4 months ago she first had pain and swellings of the knees and hips, these symptoms had continued off and on and recently she had become short of breath'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, larynx, trachea, tonsils, pleurae, lungs, pulmonary vessels, pericardium, heart, coronary vessels, peritoneum, liver, gallbladder, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, uterus, spleen, stomach, intestines, appendix

Type of incident: n/a

Ada Morgan, 30, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jun 1916
Date of death: 18 Jun 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Ruptured middle meningeal artery. Compression of brain. Cerebral laceration
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Arteries); Compression (Brain); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient was found lying unconscious in a kitchen, with no evidence of an accident having taken place. Apparently merely fell to the ground. She was stated to have been subject to fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull, brain and genital organs
Type of incident: n/a

Ada Pennacchini, 4 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1883
Date of death: 27 Oct 1883
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: About four months before admission she had measles which left her weak and listless. During the three or four weeks before admission there was a good deal of cough and increasing dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ada Venn, 18, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1880
Date of death: 26 Dec 1880
Disease (transcribed): Acute endocarditis (ulcerative)
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Ulcer (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Six months ago she began to have pains in nearly all the joints, with redness and swelling. This was followed by dyspnoea on exertion and frequent palpitations.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and generative organs
Type of incident: n/a

Adèle de Gournier, 62, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1905
Date of death: 16 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus renum. Granular kidneys. Enlarged heart. Suprarenal tumour. Depression of cerebral cortex by tumour of skull
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Tumour (Kidneys); Tumour (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The patient was admitted to the hospital complaining of kidney disease. Her previous history was devoid of important incidents, medically speaking; she had worked hard as a dressmaker in London for the last 25 years of her life’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, brain, spinal cord, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Allen, 21, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1880
Date of death: 25 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophy of the heart, and dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For twelve months she had been feeling unwell and her legs used to swell towards night, going down after a night’s rest. On the 15th March she began to vomit and had several fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Creed, 9, [Child of] Turner

Occupation or role: [Child of] Turner
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1905
Date of death: 4 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus renum et cordis. Pericarditis. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart); Pericarditis (Pericardium); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis Taylor, E.J.
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of pain in left side, with shortness of breath. Suddenly seized with pain in left side, with vomiting on Xmas 1904’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Dick, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1882
Date of death: 7 Feb 1882
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: This woman was admitted with a chronic ulcer of the leg. On February 7th she was suddenly seized with great difficulty in breathing and almost immediately died.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Downing, 18, Barmaid

Occupation or role: Barmaid
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1881
Date of death: 12 Nov 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Mitral stenosis. Hypertrophy
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'In 1874 she had an attack of acute rheumatism; the pain chiefly in the knees and hands. No history of cardiac symptoms or sequelae. About Christmas 1879 she again had rheumatism affecting more joints but less severe. She was laid up about a month but since then has been able to work as a barmaid without discomfort. No dyspnoea or oedema noticed'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Moody, 53, [Wife of] Smith

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Smith
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1888
Date of death: 24 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): No evidence as to cause of death found post mortem (probably fatty degeneration of the heart)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman had been married for 22 years and had borne four children, all of whom were alive when she came into the hospital. Her husband said that 12 years before she came in she had attended the Hospital for Women. She was treated as an out-patient, and it was supposed that she had a ‘floating tumour’. A month before she came in she had rheumatic fever, and was in bed for a month’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, heart, pleurae, lungs, liver, kidneys, intestines, bladder, uterus

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Bentley, 37, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1888
Date of death: 11 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis (adherent pericardium. Mitral stenosis. Aortic stenosis and incompetence. Hypertrophy and dilatation of left and right auricle and ventricle)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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 first came into the hospital November 8th 1883m but he was treated in 1869 at University College Hospital. He was then suffering from aortic rheumatism of which he had a severe attack in 1876’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Castle, 18, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1894
Date of death: 21 Nov 1894
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis. Adherent pericardium. Recent endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Pericarditis (Pericardium); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'In this case no family history of rheumatism was obtained - The man himself had Rheumatic fever ten years ago and 'Rheumatism' every year since - Four years ago he had 'Influenza' - Eight months ago sharp pain in the left side followed by dyspnoea and a rheumatic attack - For four months he has had oedema of the legs'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Coles, 17, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jan 1883
Date of death: 24 Jan 1883
Disease (transcribed): Acute rheumatism. Adherent pericardium. Vegetation on aortic and mitral valves
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Adherent (Heart); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: He first felt rheumatic symptoms in 1876. Ever since then he had been short of breath and felt much palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Collins, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1872
Date of death: 15 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Pleuropneumonia. Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Endocarditis (Heart)
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 who could give scarcely any history of himself being somewhat delirious, said that for about a year he had had swelling about the body which of late had much increased with cough and some spitting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Foot, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1895
Date of death: 16 Jun 1895
Disease (transcribed): Chronic bronchitis. Dilatation of right heart. Tricuspid regurgitation
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: This patient gave a history of winter cough for the last four years with attacks of bronchitis every winter.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Gife, 68, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Apr 1917
Date of death: 18 Apr 1917
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary embolism. Colloid growth involving peritoneum. Cerebral softening. Arterio-sclerosis
Disease (standardised): Embolism (Lungs); Growth (Peritoneum); Softening (Brain); Arteriosclerosis (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Post mortem examination performed by: Sellwood, George Binford
Medical notes: 'Has had a small reducible left inguinal hernia for 20 years; has not worn truss. For the past week he has had diarrhoea; two days ago diarrhoea ceased & he commenced to vomit which has continued up to time of admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, skull

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Hall, 9, [No occupation]

Occupation or role: [No occupation]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1877
Date of death: 22 Jan 1877
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Myocarditis. Pericarditis.
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Myocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The boy stated that he had suffered from rheumatism for several years and he had at times suffered from frontal headaches and vomiting after meals. Two days before admission he was attacked with pains in the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

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