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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 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

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

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 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 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 Joiner, 23, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1916
Date of death: 12 Aug 1916
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis and reflux. Tricuspid reflux. Aortic stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He was admitted cyanosed, breathless and slightly jaundiced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Doull, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Aug 1852
Date of death: 4 Sep 1852
Disease (transcribed): Bloody fluid in the peritoneal, pleural and pericardial cavities. Cysted and fatty kidneys. Dilated and enlarged heart. Enlarged auricular ventricular opening on right side of heart. Extensive atheromatous deposit in the arteries. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Abdomen); Extravasation (Pleura); Extravasation (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Cysts (Kidney); Disease (Heart);Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries) ; Fluid (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man stated that he had been subject to occasional swelling of the legs for years. Two or three weeks ago he suffered from pain across the abdomen and a sense of constriction across the epigastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Reid, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1853
Date of death: 20 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Fatty heart and kidneys. Intestines ulcerated
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted in an advanced stage of phthisis, stating that he had never suffered from cough up to six months before, when it had commenced in consequence of exposure to cold and wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Rutherford, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1842
Date of death: 15 Oct 1842
Disease (transcribed): Heart soft. Cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Stradling, 22, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1887
Date of death: 11 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Aortic & mitral disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'He was a delicate-looking man with slight cyanosis, orthopnaea and profuse general sweating'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bricklow, 9, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1905
Date of death: 10 Dec 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Aortic stenosis & reflux. Fibroid heart. Distension of stomach with food. Lymphatism
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Distension (Stomach); Lymphatic disease (Lymphatic system)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Harman, 8, Boy

Occupation or role: Boy
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Oct 1881
Date of death: 17 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart valves. Adherent pericardium
Disease (standardised): 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: 'No history of previous disease except measles. For the last 5 or 6 months he has had dyspnoea with a little cough, has fainted often: orthopnoea when in bed. Appetite has been fair until 48 hours before admission; then much increased dyspnoea with vomiting, and oedema noticed for the first time. No urine passed for 12 hours before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Lee, 40, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1905
Date of death: 10 Jun 1905
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia. Fatty & dilated heart. Fatty liver. Alcoholism. Follicular enteritis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver); Alcoholism (Enteritis); Intestines
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The patient was brought to the hospital with high fever & delirium on June 8th, and died on June 9th without having been able at any time to respond to questions: he barely recognised his own wife. His wife stated that he had been invalided out of the army at 17 for ‘heart disease’; she was not aware that he had ever had rheumatism […] She had rarely seen him intoxicated, but did not know much about his habitual consumption of alcohol’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Pettit, 44, Bus conductor

Occupation or role: Bus conductor
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1916
Date of death: 21 Sep 1916
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Aortic and mitral reflux. Infective endocarditis leading to infective aneurysm of aorta projecting into right auricle
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Aneurysm (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He was admitted in 1911 for weakness and cough in evidence for fourteen days. He had history of Rheumatic Fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Pow, 38, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1905
Date of death: 4 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Pericardiotomy
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Pericardium); Pericardiotomy (Pericardium)
Admitted under the care of: Penrose, Francis George and Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: n/a

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Sewry, 37, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1881
Date of death: 25 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Continued fever. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Nothing could be gathered from his friends & relations beyond that he had been severely ill for 7 or 8 days & delirious for the last 48 hours'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Soper, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1871
Date of death: 13 Sep 1871
Disease (transcribed): Syphilis. Ulcerative endocarditis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Syphilis; Endocarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs)

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 history taken form notes taken by Mr Noad [Henry Carden Noad] in the absence of the medical registrar. This man had been ill for three months with pain in the praecordial region, with much expectoration of thick mucus but never blood or in anyway at all tinged. There was a family history of phthisis, and syphilis of his own acquiring’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation, tonsils

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Squires, 19, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1887
Date of death: 3 Mar 1887
Disease (transcribed): Aortic disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient had had no previous illness. 3 months ago he began to suffer from dyspnea being then in the employ of a butcher & engaged in carrying heavy weights'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Vance alias Stevens, 50, Singer

Occupation or role: Singer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1888
Date of death: 26 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis and incompetence
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Brought in dead [‘The Great Vance’, died suddenly after a Music Hall performance]
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, brain, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Williams, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1887
Date of death: 12 Nov 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pleuropneumonia. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient was a man who had had good health and was moderate as to alcohol'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Berry, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1855
Date of death: 27 Jul 1855
Disease (transcribed): Renal disease. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman attributed her illness to a severe cold caught three months ago which brought on dyspnoea and a sense of oppression at the epigastrium. Her legs and abdomen then enlarged.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Burr, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1847
Date of death: 08 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Hydrothorax. Congestion of both lungs. Large and fatty heart with dilatation of cavities. Contracted and granular kidneys. Fibrous tumour of uterus.
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Pleural cavity); Congestion (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that she had been ailing more or less during the last year; that she had been weak and languid, subject to dyspnoea and palpitation on exertion, and generally unequal to her usual amount of exercise.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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