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John Hanson, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1897
Date of death: 4 Dec 1897
Disease (transcribed): Perforating duodenal ulcer
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines) ()
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The case is accompanied by an article published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal in 1898. 'The patient […] was a strong and burly man, aet. 32, who on the 2nd December 1897, while travelling in the train to London from the North of England, was seized with violent abdominal pain. He did not pass any water after this time, though a couple of ounces of albuminous urine were drawn off by catheter. It appeared that after his arrival in London he was treated by a doctor for renal disease or colic. He came up to St. George's Hospital late on the night of the 3rd December, and was at once admitted by Mr S. Smith, house physician, who found him collapsed, with a distended abdomen'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Eleanor Groves, 49, [Wife of] Waiter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Waiter
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1899
Date of death: 11 Feb 1900
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Post mortem examination performed by: Fenton, William James
Medical notes: The patient had been short of breath for two or three years, with a slight cough and occasional spitting of clots of blood. She had recently been subject to epistaxis, swollen abdomen, retching and vomiting, piles and passing blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, urinary tract, alimentary canal and cranium
Type of incident: n/a