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Joseph Sharp, 24, Machinist

Occupation or role: Machinist
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1877
Date of death: 26 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Leukaemia. Cancer of spleen and of liver. Pulmonary and cerebral congestion, from the formation of white blood clots.
Disease (standardised): Leukaemia (Blood, Bone Marrow); Cancer (Spleen); Cancer (Liver); Congestion (Lung, Brain); Thrombosis (Lung, Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: From August 1876 the patient had noticed a lump in the lower part of the right side of the abdomen, increasing in size, and from September a lump in the left side also. He suffered from nausea and vomiting, frontal headaches, cough, palpitations, anorexia and slight haematemesis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pulmonary vessels, heart, vascular system, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain, bones, lymphatic system, thyroid and tonsils
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Joyce, 41, Married

  • Occupation or role: Married
    Gender: Female
    Age: 41
    Date of admission: 13 Feb 1878
    Date of death: 12 Apr 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis: pulmonary oedema
    Disease (standardised): Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Oedema (Lung);
    Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Byam, W.
    Medical notes: 'History. Rheumatic fever 16 yrs. [years] before admission: four attacks in the following 12 years, all following parturitn [Parturition]. Subject to diarrhoea: very subject to sick headaches: had lived badly from 23 to 36: had a strong disgust to fat: diaphoresis habitually profuse. The last attacks of rheumatic fever began about Xmas 1873: she was in bed till the middle of March 1874: From that time she suffered from palpitation on the least exertion. The pains lasted till Mar. [March] 1875, and returned every time she tried to work. At the end of Oct. [October] 1877 she was suddenly ceased [sic] with cardiac pain, increased on movement: hepatic and epigastric pains occurring at irregular intervals and persistent vomiting. The skin became yellow, the bowels costive. A week later the legs swelled and the perspiration[?] increased. Vomiting continued every five minutes for five weeks: after that about twice or thrice a day after meals, pain being increased by the ingestion of food'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, ascites
    Illustrations: Yes
    Type of incident: n/a

George Lewis, 65, Chair attendant

Occupation or role: Chair attendant
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1897
Date of death: 7 May 1897
Disease (transcribed): Aortic aneurysm
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'No previous illness. Doubtful history of gout. A brother gouty. While at work on Jan [January] 11th he noticed his breath suddenly 'go', taking some time to recover. Had noticed slight shortness of breath a few days before and complained of a certain 'dull aching of the heart' but never took any notice of it'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

John Carpenter, 28, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1877
Date of death: 15 May 1877
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation. Dilatation of aorta. Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Dilatation (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: On admission he was seen to be emaciated, but healthy of aspect. The abdomen was greatly distended, and dull through nearly all its extent. The legs were highly oedematous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen.
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Lizzie Ruddy, 25, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Date of admission: 28 May 1878
Date of death: 25 Jun 1878
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Fatty, slightly dilated heart. Inflammatory oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Oedema (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease. Previous history of good health: was unable to digest fat: which produced vomiting. She came from Ireland to England on Jan. [January] 20th: she grew pale from that time. Frontal headache for five weeks, commencing gradually and steadily increasing in severity. Vomiting after all food, wasting, and profuse sweating for nine days. Confined bowels for six: urine red coloured for five'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alice Duncombe, 25, Stillroom maid

Occupation or role: Stillroom maid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1896
Date of death: 2 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Ecchymosis in brain and elsewhere. 'Chorea'
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Ecchymosis (Skin); Chorea (Central nervous system) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Family history nothing of importance. No previous chorea, no scarlet fever, Rheumatic fever twice. 1st when 7 years old, 2nd 5 years ago. Present illness began 3 weeks before admission with pain in back and head went to bed at once and remained there till admission. The choreic movements began 2 or 3 days before admission 'all over her' and gradually became worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, blood, joints
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Case, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1889
Date of death: 10 Jan 1890
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Perforation of wall of heart into pericardium
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Perforation (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: The patient began to suffer from gout when he was eighteen years old. For three months before his admission the patient suffered from pains in his shins, thighs and big toes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pericardium, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Hatch, 67, Shopkeeper

Occupation or role: Shopkeeper
Gender: Male
Age: 67
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1878
Date of death: 7 Aug 1878
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidney. Atheroma. Dilatation of the heart. Pleural effusion
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Cardiomyopathy, dilated (Heart); Pleural effusion (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Ague for 12 mo [months] at 15: otherwise healthy and temperate. Quite well till 12 mo [months] before admission, when he was attacked suddenly one evening as he was walking home, with dyspnoea and epigastric pain; both of which steadily increased thence forward, the latter being most severe after meals. Swelling of legs for 6 mo [months] before admission. Lungs noticed in epigastrium for three. Anorexia for 3 wks [weeks]. Much increase of dyspnoea for two. Cough for 7 or 10 days'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Wills, 68, Journalist

Occupation or role: Journalist
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1907
Date of death: 31 Jul 1907
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. Aortic reflux. General atheroma. Right adherent pleura. Emphysema and bronchitis. Left pleural effusion. Hypertrophied and dilated heart. Chronic venous engorgement. Biliary calculi
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Adherent (Pleura); Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Effusion (Pleura);Calculi (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Golla, Frederick Lucien
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: Since the end of December the patient had suffered from bronchitis followed by swollen legs and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchial gland, pericardium, heart, coronary arteries, pulmonary artery, aorta, peritoneum, stomach, transverse colon, gastro-intestinal tract, duodenum, gall bladder, cystic duct, pancreas, suprarenals, spleen, kidneys and penis
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

George Heming, 60, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jul 1896
Date of death: 20 Jul 1896
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of stomach. Endocarditis. Multiple embolism of cerebral arteries
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Endocarditis (Heart); Embolism (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient had been a very heavy drinker and in July 1896 was admitted for rheumatic pains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, joints and cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Clapinson, 47, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Sep 1907
Date of death: 29 Sep 1907
Disease (transcribed): Arteriosclerosis. Hypertrophied and dilated left heart
Disease (standardised): Arteriosclerosis (Arteries); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
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

James Brodrick, 45, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1878
Date of death: 27 Oct 1878
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the ascending aorta bursting into the pericardium
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Previous history of good health and temperance. He had been a soldier, and spent the years 1857-1871 in India. About the middle of 1877 he began to be troubled with slight cough and dyspnoea, and a little shooting pain in the 2nd[?] L. [Left] intercostal space; all of which symptoms steadily increased till admission. About Oct [October] 1877 he first noticed a pulsating tumour in L. [Left] upper chest, which steadily enlarged. About Mar [March] 1878 he began to lose appetite and flesh. In Middlesex Hosp. [Hospital] from Ap. [April] 3rd: slight dysphagia about this time. Treated by 'starvation' till the end of June: grew very thin and weak. On full diet, he grew stronger and had less pain. Transferred to St Geo [St George's] on closure of Middlesex'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, aneurysm, spinal column, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

William Pratt, 35, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1888
Date of death: 20 Jan 1889
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of transverse portion of the arch of aorta rupturing into the trachea
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Rupture (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: He had syphilis thirteen years before his admission. He drank about three pints of beer a day and took spirits occasionally. About ten months before admission he began to suffer from pain in his chest and down his left arm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

John Dickson, 42, Brassfinder

Occupation or role: Brassfinder
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Nov 1897
Date of death: 12 Nov 1897
Disease (transcribed): Aortic aneurysm rupturing into left bronchus
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Rupture (Lung) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hawkins, 46, Chair packer

Occupation or role: Chair packer
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1890
Date of death: 6 Nov 1890
Disease (transcribed): Aortic aneurysm
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: For about twelve months he had noticed a knob on the sternum about the size of a walnut, though this gave him no inconvenience or anxiety, and he continued to work as usual. At the beginning of August of this year the tumour began to rapidly increase in size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, pericardium, heart, pleurae, bronchial glands, thyroid, larynx, lungs, peritoneum, intestines, vermiform appendix, pancreas, suprarenals, testes, liver, spleen, kidneys, toe joints, brain and ears
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Dendridge, 28, Laundryman

Occupation or role: Laundryman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1897
Date of death: 23 Nov 1897
Disease (transcribed): Abdominal aneurism which had burst into peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Post mortem examination performed by: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical notes: 'For the clinical history of this case the reader is referred to the medical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Powell, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1897
Date of death: 15 Mar 1897
Disease (transcribed): Intra-auricular thrombus obstructing mitral orifice
Disease (standardised): Thrombosis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'Family history nothing of importance, Never had either rheumatism or scarlet fever, Good health as a rule. On Feb 22nd 1896 pain in left side of chest worse on coughing or taking a deep breath. On Feb 25th began to expectorate rusty blood stained very viscid sputum, no rigors, much sweat night, no history of haemoptysis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a