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Ada Carey, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1894
Date of death: 18 Feb 1895
Disease (transcribed): Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Diabetes mellitus (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: Six months before admission she noticed that she began to pass very large quantities of water and she could not satisfy her hunger.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, stomach, duodenum, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, uterus, ovaries, brain, pancreas and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Ada Dicks, 22, Chemist’s assistant

Occupation or role: Chemist’s assistant
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1895
Date of death: 8 Feb 1895
Disease (transcribed): Small white kidney on left side. Right kidney atrophied. Parotiditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Parotitis (Parotid gland)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The only history to be elicited was that for a fortnight the patient had suffered with marked symptoms of dyspepsia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pleurae, pericardium, heart, aorta, oesophagus, peritonuem, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenal bodies, bladder, uterus, ureters and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ada White, 29, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Nov 1893
Date of death: 18 Nov 1893
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of appendix caeci. Suppuration in peritoneal cavity. Puncture of liver followed by haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Suppuration (Abdomen); Puncture (Liver); Haemorrhage (Liver)

Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: A woman of costive habit, who felt well in November 7th and ate a raw apple. She awoke on November 8th with bad pain in the lower abdomen on the right side without relief to the pain. Vomiting and shivering then occurred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Alderton, 21, Kitchenmaid

Occupation or role: Kitchenmaid
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1891
Date of death: 25 Oct 1891
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of a gastric ulcer
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This girl was a housemaid who became a kitchenmaid about a year before her death because, being anaemic, she found herself unable to run up and down stairs. There was a history of some dyspeptic pains for the last year, but none of haematemesis. The anaemia continued in some degree, though the bowels acted daily, and the catamenia [menstruation], though scanty, were regular'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Dobbs, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1883
Date of death: 29 Oct 1883
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: A month before admission he began to seem out of sorts and there had been some swelling of the glands of the neck. He began to complain of sore throat and dyspnoea, and seemed in danger of constant choking.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, larynx, pleura, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Ellis, 30, Horse keeper

Occupation or role: Horse keeper
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1892
Date of death: 22 Aug 1892
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhage around pancreas. “Fat necrosis”
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Pancreas); Necrosis (Fats)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This man declared that about eighteen months before admission a cart wheel passed over his abdomen, but that at the time he was not laid up on account of the accident.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, prostate, vesicula seminalis, testes and liver
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Reed, 25, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jul 1884
Date of death: 7 Jul 1884
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of appendix caeci. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: On June 29th he ate a plentiful dinner with no discomfort immediately following. The next day he had a rigor, pain began in the abdomen and he had some vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Rowe, 19, Mason

Occupation or role: Mason
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1882
Date of death: 12 Nov 1882
Disease (transcribed): Miliary tubercle in lungs, pleurae, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: For the last month he had been growing much weaker, with increasing and troublesome cough, frequent flushing and profuse perspiration at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Nelson, 4, No occupation

Occupation or role: No occupation
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1885
Date of death: 18 Mar 1885
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: There was no illness in the house, but the closets were defective although no smell of drains. She first complained of slight sore throat and had been failing every day since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, bronchi, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Triggs, 29, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Sep 1883
Date of death: 12 Nov 1883
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of stomach
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach )
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: In 1879 she was suddenly attacked with vomiting and epigastric pain. In 1881 the vomiting became habitual.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Cross, 17, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1870
Date of death: 5 Jun 1870
Disease (transcribed): Enteric Fever. Ulceration and perforation of the large intestine. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Typhoid Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestine ); 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 girl had been a patient of the Fever Hospital for measles and on her discharge was sent to the servants home. While there she was seized with pain and aching in the limbs and diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Hill, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1890
Date of death: 21 Nov 1890
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: See Medical Notes
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No post mortem examination
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Tucker, 25, Milliner

Occupation or role: Milliner
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Aug 1870
Date of death: 22 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Lardaceous disease. Tubal nephritis. Fatty kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Nephritis (Kidney); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient’s legs swelled about three weeks before her admission, the urine being at the same time scanty. She stated that five months previously she had a similar attack. The case was taken from Dr Laking's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Amy Waller, 4, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1888
Date of death: 3 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx); Tracheotomy
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child had escaped measles, hooping cough and the other diseases of childhood, and had never been ill before. She lived at 93 Lupus Street, Pimlico, and went to St Gabriel’s School. Several cases of diphtheria had recently occurred in and about Lupus Street and some at the same school. The mother of the patient said that about 3 weeks before the patient came to the hospital, a child had died in the same house of ‘diphtheria & convulsions’. She thought there were no bad smells in the house’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Neck, throat, larynx, trachea, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, mesenteric glands, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Balls, 50, [Wife of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Coachman
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1887
Date of death: 9 Jul 1887
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of stomach
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See notes in Medical Register'
'Not examined'
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Goddard, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1889
Date of death: 4 Sep 1889
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Perforation of vermiform appendix and caput coli. Laparotomy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Appendix); Perforation (Intestines); Laparotomy (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Lancaster, Ernest Le Cronier
Post mortem examination performed by: Sortain, Bertram V.
Medical notes: For the last fortnight she had had abdominal pain and swelling, together with diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, lungs, heart, pericardium, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Gregory, 30, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1870
Date of death: 23 Dec 1870
Disease (transcribed): Lardaceous disease. Pleurisy. Peritonitis from Paracentesis Abdominis.
Disease (standardised): Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Paracentesis (Abdomen)
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 woman said that she first noticed her belly begin to swell in May of that year and it gradually increased in size, followed by the legs. There had been previous good health and she had never drunk spirits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, organs of generation and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Anna McMillan, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1871
Date of death: 29 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Peritoneum); Disease (Heart)

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 who in her youth had been accustomed to drink large quantities of spirits, was seized six weeks before her admission with severe pain in the right hypochondrium. She became jaundiced & at the same time the abdomen began to swell. The jaundice subsided but the abdominal swelling increased & in a fortnight her legs also became dropsical’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

Anna Watling, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Feb 1871
Date of death: 13 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of caecum. Large abscess behind the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Intestines); Abscess (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'On Jan 25, this girl, who for a day or two had slight pain in the limbs & chest, was seized with distinct rigors & vomiting. There was no diarrhoea, but the vomiting continued’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Carter, 15, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1890
Date of death: 17 Dec 1890
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of faecal concretion out of vermiform appendix. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: On December 11th she rose in the morning feeling quite well, and began to perform her usual work of cleaning fire grates. Suddenly she was seized with severe pain shooting over the whole abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, ovaries, bladder, kidneys, pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, thyroid, larynx, pericardium, heart, brain and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Goiling, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Feb 1891
Date of death: 11 Feb 1891
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'In June 1890 the child had measles, and after this its health was thought to be good. For 2 days before admission it had been ill and breathing noisily'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Lloyd, 69, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Nov 1891
Date of death: 14 Dec 1891
Disease (transcribed): Polypus obstructing small intestine
Disease (standardised): Polyps (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman, the mother of two, had been a widow for 17 years. In later life she became very stout and had gout in the fingers at various times during the last 15 years. But her health was generally good till the beginning of 1891 when she began to lose weight. In February she had influenza, and was thereby much pulled down'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Shepherd, 9, Schoolgirl

Occupation or role: Schoolgirl
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1870
Date of death: 21 Aug 1870
Disease (transcribed): Constriction of the small intestine by a fibrous band circumscribed. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Laking, Francis
Medical notes: A week before admission, the child was seized with sudden violent abdominal pain, since which the bowels had not been open. The case history was taken partly from Dr Laking's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and intestines. The post mortem was from Mr Laking's notes
Type of incident: n/a

Archibald Earle, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1890
Date of death: 28 Jul 1890
Disease (transcribed): Chronic parenchymatous nephritis. Stricture of jejunum
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Constriction (Jejunum)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The man was in good health till about three months before admission when without known cause, he had dropsy of the face, abdomen and legs, and scantiness of urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thyroid, pleural cavities, lungs, bronchial glands, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, head and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Adair, 4, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1891
Date of death: 26 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia. Membranous laryngitis. Ulceration in ileum
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Laryngitis (Larynx); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history of phthisis or other disease. The child had had several slight attacks of bronchitis, but on the whole had had very fair health. Eleven days before admission the rash of measles appeared after much coryza, and simultaneously the child became hoarse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: n/a

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