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Hannah Kates, 45, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1888
Date of death: 22 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the pyloric end of stomach. Perforation of stomach wall. Passage of faeces into peritoneum. Peritonitis. Partial kinking of transverse colon, causing obstruction of the lumen of the gut, with great dilatation of the immediately preceding portion
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Perforation (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Obstruction (Colon, gut)
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 woman was married when she was 25 years of age. She had 3 children, 2 of whom died of ‘consumption’. She said that she had generally had good health and had never been laid up before’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Peritoneum, stomach, intestines, kidneys, spleen, liver, thorax, lungs, heart, brain
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Cook , 61, Signalman

Occupation or role: Signalman
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1916
Date of death: 12 Oct 1916
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of rectum. Piece of bone in rectum causing ulceration and perforation. General peritonitis. Enlarged prostate. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Ulcer (Rectum); Perforation (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Enlarged (Prostate); Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The patient had not been well for three weeks. Two days ago he had acute pain in the epigastrium, vomiting and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and alimentary canal
Illustrations or photographs: Yes Type of incident: n/a

Kate O'Dowd, 40, [Wife of] Soldier

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Soldier
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Oct 1916
Date of death: 29 Nov 1916
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of transverse colon. Removal. End to end anastomosis. Local peritonitis. Dilatation of stomach due to obstruction by band
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Anastomosis (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Dilatation (Stomach); Obstruction (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: She had not been in good health for a year. She had swelling in the left side of the abdomen for six weeks, becoming larger and more painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen only examined
Illustrations or photographs: Yes Type of incident: n/a

William Adsell, 24, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1888
Date of death: 5 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of the vermiform appendix. Abscess behind the caecum. General peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Abscess (Cecum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship and Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'Some fifteen months before coming here the man had had an attack of constipation lasting 5 days. At that time he vomited much. With that exception he had always been quite well up to Dec 30 when he partook of liver & pastry for dinner. On that evening he began to feel some dragging pain about the umbilicus. Had porridge for supper’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, stomach, colon, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Luther Baker, 27, Commissionaire

Occupation or role: Commissionaire
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1887
Date of death: 22 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma occupying the whole of the left half of the chest and bulging over two inches beyond the median line
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Chest)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'An old soldier: no history of heritable disease. In 1882 he had a chancre which was followed by constitutional syphilis for which he was treated in Army with mercury. In 1884 he got a wound in the palm of the right hand: this healed at once […] In August 1885, the right forearm was amputated in Belfast Military Hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, heart, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, testicles
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (see PM/1888/68)
Type of incident: n/a