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Frances Dyball, 48, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Abscesses in muscles, lungs, liver, spleen. Dilatation of common bile duct
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Muscles, lungs, liver, spleen); Disease (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Two of the patient’s sisters died of phthisis. There is no other family history of disease. The patient has had 4 children, one of whom died of bronchitis. She had scarlatina when a child and two attacks of rheumatic fever, the last 29 years before she came to St George’s. She was in King’s College Hospital about 7 years ago. The nature of her illness was not clear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

John Cox, 40, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1888
Date of death: 26 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Systemic)
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: 'The man was a drunkard. There was some history of epilepsy, the first fit having occurred 4 years & the last 8 months previous to his accident. He was knocked down by a cart, the wheel of which passed over his right knee’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right thigh, cranium, lungs, heart, spleen, spinal cord (‘inquest case … No lesions found at PM in any way explaining the cause of death, except the wound in the right thigh’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Elizabeth Munns, 24, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1888
Date of death: 18 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Thrombosis of cortical veins over right cerebral hemisphere. Hemorrhages into right hemisphere
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Thrombosis (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The woman was a servant. She had generally had good health. She said that about six years before she came to the hospital she had measles, and four years later her tonsils were ‘cut out’. She had always been anaemic, but her catamenia [menstruation] were regular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, stomach, intestines, tongue, oesophagus, teeth, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Morris Lloyd, 50, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1888
Date of death: 7 Feb 1888
Disease (transcribed): Suppurative orchitis, pus in the spermatic cords. Suppuration in and about the vesiculae seminales. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Orchitis (Testicles); Suppuration (Spermatic cords, seminal glands); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient’s penis was removed in 1885 at St Thomas’s Hospital. The reason for the operation is not known. No record was kept of the case at that hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, testicles, kidneys, bladder, spleen, liver, thorax, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a