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Aaron Gatheridge, 53, Carpet layer

Occupation or role: Carpet layer
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Oct 1887
Date of death: 6 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of pylorus
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Turton, Robert Straker
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'This man had been a carpet layer & swallowed many nails & tacks. His family history was unremarkable. He was a healthy man up to Xmas ‘86 when cold brough on rheumatic pains’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Ada Jacks, 49, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Jan 1916
Date of death: 30 Jan 1916
Disease (transcribed): Excision of rectum for carcinoma. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Excision (Rectum); Cancer (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: For ten months she had had a rectal discharge.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Local examination only made
Type of incident: n/a

Ada Romagnoli, 21 months, [Child of] Waiter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Waiter
Age: 21 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1888
Date of death: 25 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Leath, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1841
Date of death: 22 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleuritis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
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

Albert Ellis, 27, Gas fitter

Occupation or role: Gas fitter
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1888
Date of death: 22 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhage into left pleural & peritoneal cavities. Ruptures of diaphragm, liver & spleen
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Pleura, peritoneum); Rupture (Diaphragm, liver, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not seen by registrar. Was knocked down & run over: was brought in dead’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Heart, pleurae, lungs, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain, intestines

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Albert Foley, 17, Brushmaker

Occupation or role: Brushmaker
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1888
Date of death: 22 Sep 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strumous ulceration of shin. Lardaceous degeneration of viscera following chronic arthritis of left knee which had been removed by amputation
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Degeneration (Internal organs); Arthritis (Knee); Amputation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination’

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Holmes, 29, Barman

Occupation or role: Barman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1916
Date of death: 14 Sep 1916
Disease (transcribed): Acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis. Fat necrosis. Acute appendicitis
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Pancreas); Pancreatitis (Pancreas); Necrosis (Fat); Appendicitis (Appendix)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: He had pain in the epigastrium for the last twenty four hours with diarrhoea and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Lendois, 1, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 1
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1918
Date of death: 6 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative stomatitis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Stomatitis (Mouth); Ulcer (Mouth); Bronchopneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'Patient has been ailing for the last 2 ½ months. 5 days ago he had a convulsion. No cough, diarrhoea or vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Albert McNamara, 5, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1888
Date of death: 29 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria, most marked in trachea and bronchial tubes
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'For a fortnight before his admission the patient was not well, and he had some cough, but this was not very troublesome. Two children of the family have had scarlatina, and were sent away for treatment. At the time of the patient’s admission they were still in the Fever Hospital. The child’s address was St Luke’s Street, Chelsea. There were, it was said, bad smells in the house. The cistern for drinking water was in the water closet. A plumber has lately been working there, and he left the lid off the cistern, which was thus freely exposed to sewer gas’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Tonsils, palate, uvula, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, heart, spleen, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Albert Rollins, 8 months, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 8 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1888
Date of death: 16 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The child had been a surgical out-patient at St George’s and circumcision was performed. On the 16th he was brought up in a moribund condition. He was a thin, old-looking child’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, trachea, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

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 Stephen, 59, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1918
Date of death: 19 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of oesophagus. Metastases in thyroid, lung & glands. Gastrostomy
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Metastases (Thyroid glands, lungs); Gastrostomy
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'A year ago he noticed a pimple on the left side of the neck. This remained quite small until 2 months ago, since when it has grown rapidly. He has had difficulty on swallowing for 6-7 months. Appetite good. Getting thinner. Bowels open every other day. Working until admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Aldridge, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Date of admission: 23 Aug 1854
Date of death: 23 Sep 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver with peculiar deposit of fat
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver)
Admitting doctor: Page, William Emanuel
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man stated that he had suffered from an attack of cold with pain in chest and in right side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of injury: n/a

Alfred Collins, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1853
Date of death: 1 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous peritonitis. Perforation of intestines. Diseased mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Disease (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The boy belonged to a scrofulous family.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Colyer, 62, Dustman

Occupation or role: Dustman
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1918
Date of death: 12 Mar 1918
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of oesophagus opening the right bronchus. Aspiration pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'Difficulty in swallowing for 2 months. Could not swallow even fluids for last week. Getting very thin. He worked until 5 days ago, when he felt too weak to go on. No pain. Slight cough. Bowels regular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cornelius, 14, Greengrocer

Occupation or role: Greengrocer
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Sep 1888
Date of death: 29 Sep 1888
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Ulceration of verniform appendix
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Appendix)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington and Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Was well ‘till Sept 17th when he struck his right side again a barrow handle. He was an itinerant greengrocer. On Sept 18th [he] was seized with severe pain in the abdomen, for which he took ginger wine. On Sept 20th, he committed several times & was freely dosed with castor oil, after which his bowels were open’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Peritoneum, abdomen, stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, thorax, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Craig, 39, Window cleaner

Occupation or role: Window cleaner
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1916
Date of death: 9 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of pelvis and ribs. Injury of liver and kidney. Rectoperitoneal haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Fracture (Ribs); Injury (Liver); Injury (Kidney); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: While cleaning windows the patient fell a distance of four storeys. His fall was broken by a tree into which he fell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, ribs, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, pancreas, bladder, alimentary tract, stomach and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Crump, 43, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1888
Date of death: 14 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bright’s disease from large white kidneys. Syphilitic thickening of calvarium and scars on liver
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Syphilis (Skull); Scarring (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: 'Twenty years before he came to St George’s the patient had a hard chancre on the penis. He was treated for syphilis. He had neither sore throat nor skin eruption. He was accustomed to drink 4 or 5 pints of the stronger varities of beer daily, and he took spirits occasionally’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Heart, brain, abdomen, kidneys, spleen, liver, stomach, larynx

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Hill, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Sep 1845
Date of death: 31 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposits in lungs, in sub-pleural cellular tissue, in intestines, kidneys & mesenteric glands. Extensive inflammation of the sub-arachnoid cellular tissue with white softening of the central part of the brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, tissue, intestines, kidneys, mesenteric glands); Inflammation (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that he had ‘caught cold’ in the December before his admission and shortly after an abscess made its appearance without any very evident cause upon the back of the hand. Three months after this some abscesses made their appearance near the right shoulder and a few weeks after the left shoulder became similarly affected’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred J Nicholls, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1850
Date of death: 29 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of stomach. Liver small. Capsule thickened.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Stomach); Small (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man presented very much the appearance of cachexia and anaemia commonly accompanying any form of malignant disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Johnston, 47, Automatic-machine collector

Occupation or role: Automatic-machine collector
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1918
Date of death: 31 May 1918
Disease (transcribed): Perforated gastric ulcer. Duodenal ulcer. Peritonitis. Dilated stomach
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach, duodenum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'History of gastric ulcer. Today at 2pm he was seized with acute abdominal pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Sargent, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1853
Date of death: 23 Oct 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phagadaenic ulceration of the superficial structures of the thigh. Stomach distended with dark offensive fluid
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Distention (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been thrown off a horse which he was exercising in Hyde Park.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Smith, 24, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Aug 1888
Date of death: 17 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man gave no history of having had rheumatism, nor of scarlatina. He was a soldier and in 1884 was in South Africa where he said he had dysentery. He was not however laid up in bed. His bowels acted 11 or 12 times a day’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, intestines, peritoneum, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Summers, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1852
Date of death: 27 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Delirium and coma. Much fluid in the ventricles and under the arachnoid. Scrofulous deposits in the lungs, spleen and bronchial glands. Vomicae in the lung. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Delirium (Brain); Coma (Brain); Fluid (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This patient had been ill a week and was admitted with a hot and dry skin, foul tongue and in a state of stupor and drowsiness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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