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Ellen Weller, 24, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1888
Date of death: 16 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Abscess between stomach and diaphragm. Possibly started originally from a gastric ulcer. Bursting of the abscess into the general peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Stomach, diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The father of the patient said that about a year before she came to St George’s she had an attack of ‘pleurisy’ and was ill for 5 months. The patient herself gave no account of an illness resembling pleurisy, but said she had suffered from palpitations and ‘globus’. When she came into the hospital she complained of pain at the lower part of the thorax’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

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

Richard Wynne, 26, Draper’s assistant

Occupation or role: Draper’s assistant
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1888
Date of death: 30 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration throughout the whole length of the large intestine. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Ten or twelve years before his admission he had congestion of the lungs and was in bed a month. He had no other illness till the beginning of 1888 when he began to suffer from diarrhoea. His bowels were open 2 or 3 times daily. He recovered from the flux to some extent but not entirely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs

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

Joseph Collard, 64, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1888
Date of death: 12 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aortic stenosis with vegetations. Aortic incompetence. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Scar of healed gastric ulcer
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Stomach)
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’s father had gout. The man said he had suffered from rheumatism, and that he was first laid up with it 30 years before he came to the hospital, and was ill for 2 months. He had many attacks and the last was in January 1888. There was some doubt as to the nature of the attacks from which he suffered; it seemed likely that they were gout. His big toe, he said, was always first affected, and was red and shiny. He was a considerable drinker of beer. His average was half a gallon a day, and on festive occasions he drank more’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Eyears, 16, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1888
Date of death: 19 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of vermiform appendix. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said he had had ‘brain fever’, scarlatina and measles about 10, 8 and 6 years before he came to the hospital. He had had no other illness. On the night of July 13th he went to bed in a state of health. On the morning of the 14th he woke up at 7.30. He then had severe pain at the upper part of his abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, larynx, trachea, lungs, spleen, kidneys, 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

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