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Frank Pavey, 14, [Child of] Photographer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Photographer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1885
Date of death: 1 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Purulent peritonitis and pleurisy. Penetrating wound of the abdomen
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Wound (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: While walking along the streets, he caught his foot against a railing and fell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and small intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Smith, 33, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1887
Date of death: 14 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the sigmoid flexure of the colon. Colotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Epithelioma (Colon); Colostomy (Colon); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'This man was transferred from the care of Dr Cavafy for operative treatment, as medicine had failed to relieve his symptoms'

Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Fairweather, 58, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1888
Date of death: 26 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Right strangulated femoral hernia. Ineffectual taxis. Exploratory abdominal incision. Gangrene of gut. Removal. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Taxis; Incision (Abdomen); Gangrene (Gut); Removal; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A clear history could not be got. Is said to have had a hernia on right side for many years. She was standing up trying to reach something from a shelft when she suddenly was seized with intense pain in the hernia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus, intestines, lungs, larynx, trachea, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Anderson, 46, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1888
Date of death: 6 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated left inguinal hernia. Operation for radical cure. ?Acute oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation Edema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'No accurate history could be got. There was a hernia on the right side for many years & this was usually supported by a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Avern, 17, Shop assistant

Occupation or role: Shop assistant
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1888
Date of death: 14 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Left inguinal hernia. Radical cure. Septic general peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Radical cure; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'As far as could be made out the lad always had good health, his only trouble being the condition of his hernia. The right testicle came down when he was at 10 & has never since troubled him. There has always been a retained testis on the left side, but this is said to come down together with a hernia when the boy stands. He has not worn a truss for 2 years, formerly he wore one’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, testicles

Type of incident: n/a

Walter Wilcox, 1, [Child of] Plumber

Occupation or role: [Child of] Plumber
Age: 1
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1887
Date of death: 8 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The child had a right inguinal hernia from birth. When at 6 months, the rupture could not be returned by the mother, but was subsequently reduced under chloroform at a children's hospital'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Peach, 56, [Wife of] Cab driver

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Cab driver
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1886
Date of death: 1 May 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Davis, Weston Peel. Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This woman had been ruptured for twenty six years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Peritoneal cavity, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, pleurae and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

James Mauser, 67, Commissionaire

Occupation or role: Commissionaire
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1888
Date of death: 13 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated right inguinal hernia. Operation for radical cure. Relapse of hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A commissionaire who had been improved for many years. He had never worn a truss, & for years the bowel had been partly irreducible’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Leopold Lasky, 61, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1888
Date of death: 18 May 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of rectum & peritoneum. Vegetations on mitral valve. Cerebral embolism & softening. Old tubercular deposits in lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum, peritoneum); Vegetation (Heart); Embolism (Blood vessels); Softening (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'For 6 months he has been troubled with pain on defoecations & inability to pass motions. Formerly he had diarrhoea. He passes blood in considerable quantity’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, rectum, kidneys, spleen, liver

Type of incident: n/a

John Vincent, 28, Greengrocer

Occupation or role: Greengrocer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1887
Date of death: 15 Jun 1887
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of mesentery, left kidney etc
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Abdomen, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: des Voeux, Harold Antoine
Medical notes: 'With the exception of a chancre in 1879 which was followed by a bubo, the man had good health till Xmas '86 when he began to have warty growths on the eyelids [

Richard Shaw, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1886
Date of death: 13 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Ewart, Charles
Medical notes: About thirty years ago he contracted a chancre which was followed by boils on his limbs and tongue. The duration of the hernia was several years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Bright, 76, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1886
Date of death: 13 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Ewart, Charles
Medical notes: She had borne nine children. No very exact history was obtained as she was a feeble old woman and contradicted herself. She had been ruptured some years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, uterus, ovaries, pericardium, heart, pleurae, lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Searson, 16, Stationer

Occupation or role: Stationer
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Dec 1885
Date of death: 24 Jun 1886
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine. Tubercular peritonitis. Tubercular epididymitis. Tubercles in lungs
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Epididymitis (Epididymis); Tuberculosis (Epididymis); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: He was admitted in June 1885 suffering from an angular curve of the spine. He was sent to Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital and he had an attack of what was diagnosed as Tubercular Meningitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testicles, muscles and vertebrae
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Carr, 9, [Child of] Butler

Occupation or role: [Child of] Butler
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1888
Date of death: 15 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Disease of hip. Necrosis of ilium. Lardaceous degeneration of viscera following excision of hip joint
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Necrosis (Hip); Degeneration (Internal organs); Excision (Hip joint)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Teague, 33, [Wife of] Butler

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Butler
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1888
Date of death: 21 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Extra-uterine foetation. Abdominal section. Peritonitis. Pyo-salpinx. Serous perimetritis
Disease (standardised): Ectopic pregnancy; Section (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pyosalpinx (Fallopian tube); Perimetritis (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C. and Comerford, Harry Beaumont and Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'No history could be got concerning this patient. She was not seen during life by the surgical registrar. She was admitted by Mr Comerford [Harry Beaumont Comerford], the house physician, who diagnosed peritonitis & placed her under Dr Whipham [Thomas Tillyer Whipham]. It was some time afterwards found that the woman was collapsed & on a proper examination of the woman being made by the obstetric assistant, a large abdominal tumor was found’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, bladder, peritoneum, uterus, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

George Butler, 81, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 81
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1886
Date of death: 8 Aug 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Gangrene of ileum. Death under ether
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Gangrene (Intestines); Anaesthetic death (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The man had for years suffered from a hernia. Three days before admission, symptoms of strangulation came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

George Jarris, 70, Whitesmith

Occupation or role: Whitesmith
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1887
Date of death: 24 Sep 1887
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Prostatic hypertrophy. Retention of urine. Cystotomy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Prostate); Cystotomy (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering and Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell and Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Was operated on for piles in Oct 1884. Had good health till he was quite old'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

John Bruce, 66, Rag sorter

Occupation or role: Rag sorter
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1886
Date of death: 8 Sep 1886
Disease (transcribed): Large spindle celled sarcoma of radius. Secondary growths in lung, mesentery and glands
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Arm); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Mesentery); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: The patient had good health until three years ago when a tumour was found over the left forearm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left forearm, lungs, pleurae, liver, kidneys, heart, abdomen and glands
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hewitt, 44, Chef

  • Occupation or role: Chef
    Age: 44
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 1 Jul 1886
    Date of death: 9 Sep 1886
    Disease (transcribed): Hydatids of liver. Abscess of liver. Lardaceous degeneration of kidneys, liver and intestines. Peritonitis
    Disease (standardised): Echinococcosis (Liver); Abscess (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
    Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
  • Haward, John Warrington
    Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
    Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
    Medical notes: He was admitted under Dr Cavafy in 1885 with well marked hydatid disease of the liver. There was a large cyst which extended over the greater part of the abdomen.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, abdomen, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart and intestines
    Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Price, 52, [Wife of] Dairyman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Dairyman
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1886
Date of death: 8 Oct 1886
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Bronchitis. Oedema of the lungs. Dilated and hypertrophied heart.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: She had suffered from bronchitis for many years and had been ruptured for six months. On September 30th the hernia came down and she was seized with vomiting and intense pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, intestines, stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Lydia Cross, 65, [Wife of] Carpenter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Carpenter
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1888
Date of death: 16 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A married woman who had borne 3 children. For about 6 years he has had a hernia on the right side. Has worn a truss for the last 12 months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Connock, 36, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1888
Date of death: 16 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Gangrene of gut. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Gangrene (Gut); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'Hernia for many years during which a truss has been worn at times. The hernia came down on 13th & he at once began to vomit. He continued to vomit all day, during which time, tasis was tried with considerable violence on several occasions’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Bunkall, 16, Blacksmith

Occupation or role: Blacksmith
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1888
Date of death: 19 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Gangrene of gut. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Gangrene (Gut); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A right inguinal hernia since at 3. No truss worn during the last 11 years. The hernia came down on 12th at 10am. He was immediately seized with pain & commenced to vomit. Nothing more is known as he was found late at night lying in the park & was brought to the hospital by a policeman’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, peritoneum

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hall, 30, Watchman

Occupation or role: Watchman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1887
Date of death: 2 Nov 1887
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Suprapubic cystostomy. Pelvic cellulitis. Pelvic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Cystotomy Cellulitis (Skin); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Five years previous to admission he was kicked in the perineum. No blood came away at the time'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

William Arnold, 63, Car proprietor

Occupation or role: Car proprietor
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Nov 1887
Date of death: 5 Nov 1887
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the rectum. Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man had been under Mr Rouse's case for many months. In the spring of '87 he was an IP [in-patient] with a cancerous tumour of the rectum'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

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