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Mary Entwistle, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1846
Date of death: 01 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the liver. Scirrhous deposit round urethra. Inflamed bladder. Scirrhous deposit round sigmoid flexure of rectum and lower part of vagina
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Urethra); Inflammation (Bladder); Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Vagina)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a semicomatose state, unable to give a collected account of herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Redmond, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1850
Date of death: 1 Jan 1851
Disease (transcribed): Medullary carcinoma of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas &c., also of the cystic duct, with occlusion at the entrance of the gall bladder
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Liver, gallbladder, pancreas, cystic duct)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Webber, 71, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 71
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1857
Date of death: 3 Jan 1858
Disease (transcribed): Operation for strangulated hernia. Peritonitis. Inflammation of intestine which had slipped down again into the sac. ?Renewed strangulation
Disease (standardised): Hernia; Operation; Peritonitis (Abdomen); Inflammation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Hastings, Cecil William
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

William Hill, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Oct 1852
Date of death: 4 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Imperfect paraplegia. Scrofulous deposits in the lungs, bronchial glands, peritoneal cavity and spleen. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Bronchial glands); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Ulcer (Intestines)
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: He was admitted in a condition of imperfect paraplegia which commenced after severe exposure.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin George, 51, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens. Brain wet. Slight extravasation of blood in arachnoid. Heart dilated and atrophied with flaccid muscular structure. Patches of atheroma about valves and aorta. Blood fluid. Lungs congested. Liver fatty.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had lost his appetite, unable to sleep well and had become extensively nervous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Bye, 16, Van boy

Occupation or role: Van boy
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1896
Date of death: 2 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Hernia of liver, stomach, and omentum through the diaphragm – Strangulation – Rupture of stomach
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Liver); Hernia (Stomach); Hernia (Omentum); Hernia (Diaphragm); Constriction (Indeterminate); Rupture (Stomach); ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Father died of 'rheumatics, heart disease, and pleurisy'. Six years ago patient fell from a house and broke his wrist, thigh and jaw. I.P. [In-patient] here, no special note[?] as to abdomen. Quite well since then till present illness, Dec [December] 26th Had '2 or 3 little drops or Port wine' which made him sick, pains in belly, vomited two or three times every day since'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, surface

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Anthony Jones, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1918
Date of death: 2 Jan 1918
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured liver, spleen, right kidney & adrenal. Haemothorax. Haemoperitoneum. Fractured ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver, kidney, adrenal gland); Haemothorax (Lungs); Haemoperitoneum (Abdomen); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'Knocked down by a motor, and rendered unconscious. Brought in by police’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Frances Day, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1890
Date of death: 1 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Perforating gastric ulcer. Splenic and subdiaphragmatic abscesses
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Abscess (Spleen, abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Family history good. The girl was a servant who had never before been laid up. For some time she had suffered from pallor, constipation, and scanty and irregular menstruation. For about 15 months she had suffered from epigastric pain and vomiting after food. These symptoms had been lately severe'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Maria Beard, 54, Shopkeeper

Occupation or role: Shopkeeper
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1886
Date of death: 1 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Peritonitis. Omental hernia. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Abdomen); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'With the exception of rheumatic fever in '62, the patient had been well, & had had no constipation up to the 17th December'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, peritoneum, stomach, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Allen, 75, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1917
Date of death: 13 Jan 1917
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. Herniotomy. Resection of small gut
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Herniotomy; Resection (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: 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: 'No necropsy’

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Durham, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1851
Date of death: 6 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration of intestines. Congestion of the lungs. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Congestion (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with the ordinary history and symptoms of fever. He had been ill a week and confined to bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Green , 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1842
Date of death: 23 Jan 1843
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines)
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: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Johanna Crow, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1853
Date of death: 16 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulcerated intestines. Diseased heart. Aortic valve with four flaps
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart)
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 patient was admitted labouring under fever of rather severe type.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Stapp, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1847
Date of death: 12 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Secondary abscess of lung, shoulder and hip joints. Fistula in ano. Inflammation of rectal veins. Inflammation of mucous membrane of the rectum.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lung, Shoulder, Hip); Fistula (Anal canal); Inflammation (Veins); Inflammation (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient stated that she had a fistula in ano for six or seven years but that it had caused little inconvenience until three years after its first appearance when it became inflamed. Six weeks previously to her admission she miscarried.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Buttle, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1847
Date of death: 23 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of head and neck. Congestion of both lungs. Intestinal glands very much enlarged.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Congestion (Lung); Enlarged (Intestinal mucosa)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient died under an attack of erysipelas of the scalp of five days standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Fryers, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Date of admission: 2 Feb 1854
Date of death: 25 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: n/a
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Post mortem notes: 'This body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

Charles Turner, 24, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1877
Date of death: 19 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular and caseous pneumonia; ulcers of large bowel.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Since early in 1875 he had not been free from cough. He spat a little, but there was no unusual dyspnoea, nor did the sputa even contain blood. About the same time began a looseness of the bowels.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum and intestine
Type of incident: n/a

John Hooker, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 February 1844
Date of death: 1 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposit with vomicae in both lungs. Tubercles in the subperitoneal cellular tissue of the large intestine, with extensive ulceration of its mucous membrane.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestine); Ulcer (Intestine)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with the ordinary symptoms of Phthisis Pulmonalis of 18 months standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Deezkiamz, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1847
Date of death: 23 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Purpura of both legs. Extensive pleurisy with considerable purulent effusion. Lung greatly compressed. Dilatation of cavities of heart. Slight hour glass contraction of stomach
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura); Compressed (Lung); Disease (Heart); Contraction (Stomach); Suppuration (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: It appeared from the meagre account which could be obtained of his symptoms, that he had long been suffering from could and cough, and on one or two occasions had had slight haemoptysis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Annie Green, 25, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient, who was a dressmaker, was of a non-tubercular family and had had good health until 7 months before admission'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

James Gelley, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Pulmonary haemorrhage. Tubercular deposit in the intestines with ulceration of the small & large intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Haemorrhage (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man applied for relief in consequence of diarrhoea, & pain in the stomach from which he had been suffering more than a month. On further enquiry it appeared that he was also subject to cough, had suffered from it more particularly since Xmas, & had spit blood only about a fortnight before his admission. But the cough was not particularly troublesome, & he had no night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Nash, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1854
Date of death: 9 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the stomach. Phthisis & vomicae in lungs
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Stomach); Tuberculosis (Lung); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man stated that he had been gradually falling away during the past 4 months, and during 3 months had also been suffering from sickness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Phillips, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1841
Date of death: 30 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Mottled appearance of the kidneys. Anaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Anaemia
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, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Froggall, 42, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1851
Date of death: 13 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat in the person of a drunkard. Death from coma, following delirium & ‘furor’, the result partly of loss of blood & sleeplessness & partly doubtless combined with habitual delirium tremens. Low pneumonia & quiescent tubercle in the apices of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Coma (Systemic); Delirium (Brain); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Pneumonia (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient was by trade a shoemaker, & was a habitual drunkard & during a fit of intoxication shortly before his admission he inflicted a wound on his throat with a razor. When he was brought to the hospital there was free haemorrhage’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident / suicide?

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