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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

Eliza Francis, 31, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1891
Date of death: 5 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Vegetative endocarditis. Cerebral embolism and softening. Carcinoma of pylorus
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Embolism (Brain); Carcinoma (Pylorus)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history of disease: mother living and hale. The woman was a cook, unmarried, and 11 months before her death she bore a healthy child. During her pregnancy she tried to conceal her condition by tight lacing and suffered from much vomiting. After her confinement she worked hard and had ill-health. The catamenia [menstruation] did not reappear, and she was much troubled with dyspeptic symptoms. Nothing more definite was ascertainable'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Kate Whitehead, 23, [Wife of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Labourer
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1886
Date of death: 9 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Cerebral softening. Embolism of spleen
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Softening (Brain); Embolism (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had acute rheumatism in '82, none since. She had had frontal headache for 4

Florence Jones, 23, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1891
Date of death: 9 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis, vegetative. Cerebral embolism and softening
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Embolism (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This girl was a servant. She considered herself to be righthanded. She had scarlatina in childhood, never chorea; and her only attack of rheumatism (with the exception of slight rheumatic pains a few days before admission) occurred in November 1890 and confined her to bed for 6 weeks. She appeared to have recovered fair health and returned to work. On March 2nd at 1pm while eating her dinner she suddenly became paralysed on the right side. There was no pain in the head, no loss of consciousness and no loss of speech'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head
Illustrations: Yes (see case PM/1891/118)
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Edith Plumb, 30, Children's nurse

Occupation or role: Children's nurse
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1891
Date of death: 22 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Chronic arteritis (syphilitic). Thrombosis of cerebral arteries. Cerebral softening. Spinal meningitis
Disease (standardised): Arteritis (Blood vessels); Syphilis (Systemic); Thrombosis (Brain); Softening (Brain); Meningitis (Spinal cord, brain); ()
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This woman was a children's nurse. She was unmarried but had borne three children, two of whom died in infancy. The man with whom she had consorted for 9 years was able to give no history with a bearing upon syphilis. She had enjoyed excellent health, and complained of nothing but headache of late years'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

William Allum, 60, Fireman

Occupation or role: Fireman
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1905
Date of death: 27 May 1905
Disease (transcribed): Fractured base. Subdural and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Laceration of right tempero-sphenoidal lobe
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Brain); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The accident, in which the patient was thrown on to his head from a carriage, occurred on May 21st. He was stunned, but recovered enough to walk to a cab, in which he went home’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Ivy Clayton, 16, Shop assistant

Occupation or role: Shop assistant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jul 1918
Date of death: 14 Aug 1918
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral tumour
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'For notes of this case see Medical register 83/18’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: ‘No necropsy’

Type of incident: n/a

David Lock, 66, General labourer

Occupation or role: General labourer
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1891
Date of death: 6 May 1891
Disease (transcribed): Arteritis obliterans of cerebral vessels. Softening of part of right hemisphere
Disease (standardised): Arteritis (Blood vessels); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Very little history was obtainable. The man was found in a state of insensibility in the street, and it was conjectured that he had not been in this state for more than half-an-hour. He subsequently stated that he had enjoyed good health and was not a heavy drinker: he could give no account of the present attack. His occupation was that of a general labourer'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head
Illustrations: Yes (see case PM/1891/177)
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Harry Purdy, 6, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1897
Date of death: 25 Jun 1897
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull – Rupture of pons
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Brain) ()
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: 'Died in the Surgery or on the way. Was run over by a cart. Not seen by the Surgical Registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward Oakes, 39, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1894
Date of death: 25 Jun 1894
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Meningitis. Thrombosis of right popliteal artery. Secondary pyaemic abscesses
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Meningitis (Brain); Thrombosis (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'There was no family history to be obtained from this patient and he persisted in stating that he had never been ill before - On June 6th he had sudden sharp pain in his right side - He sweated and shivered and very soon breathed with difficulty - On June 10th he noticed in addition to these symptoms that he had a sore place on his lip - On the 5th he spat up 'blood' [...] When seen on June 21st the patient was obviously extremely ill'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
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

James Smale, 60, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1896
Date of death: 25 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull: old, brown, extravasation of blood under duramater: becoming a membrane
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Extravasation (Meninges) ()
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Patient extremely deaf and so impossible to obtain any history from him, He was brought into hospital on Christmas morning about 4 o'clock having fallen while drunk down the cellar stairs of his home, he was quite unconscious, no bleeding either from ears or nose'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, joints
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Beatrice Knott, 26, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1917
Date of death: 3 Sep 1917
Disease (transcribed): Cholesteatoma of cerebellar meninges
Disease (standardised): Cholesteatoma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Back, Ivor Gordon
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Ellison, J.
Medical notes: 'Patient was admitted under Mr Grimsdale [Harold Barr Grimsdale] & was not seen by SR [surgical registrar] before admission. Examined by Dr Collier [James Stansfield Collier]. Mentally dull. No convulsions, headaches. Optic neuritis in both eyes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

James Tapper, 44, Salesman

Occupation or role: Salesman
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1917
Date of death: 27 Jan 1917
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Extra- & subdural bleeding. Subarachnoid bleeding. Bruising & tearing of brain. Advanced pulmonary phthisis with pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Bleeding (Brain); Bruise (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Medical notes: 'Knocked down by a taxi-cab and brought up to the hospital. Was conscious enough to give his name, but later lost his senses’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, skull
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Accident

William Naish, 34, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1888
Date of death: 27 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): ?Septicaemia. Fits. Parotid buboes
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Seizure; Swelling (Parotid glands)
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 mind was not clear, a history was obtained with difficulty and the man’s statements did not appear to be very reliable. Six days before he came in he said he had vomiting, headache and pain in his chest. He was however able to get about till the day of his admission. The man’s wife thought he had been injured, but there was no clear evidence of this, and there was no objective sign of it. The patient said he drank only a pint of beer a day, except when he ‘had company’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Skull, brain, thorax, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, pancreas, mesenteric glands, shoulder joint, left hip
Illustrations or photographs: Yes (see PM/1888/202)
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Albert, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1891
Date of death: 14 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Bullet wound of skull and brain
Disease (standardised): Wound (Skull, brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Died a few minutes after admission. Not seen by surgical registrar'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident / suicide

Emma Russ, 63, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1917
Date of death: 3 Nov 1917
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured aneurysm of middle cerebral artery. Subarachnoid haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'B.I.D. [brought in dead]’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Walter Percival, 29, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1904
Date of death: 29 Sep 1905
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of anterior fossa of base of skull. Separation of dura from right temporal bone by middle meningeal haemorrhage. Operation. Fracture of right pubic ramus
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Brain); Operation (Brain); Fracture (Pubic bone)
Admitted under the care of: Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical examination performed by: Douglas, James Sholto Cameron
Post mortem examination performed by: Jones, Lawrence
Medical notes: 'The train of symptoms presented by the patient was the classical one of middle meningeal haemorrhage. He had been knocked off his cab and struck on the right side of the head; this accident did not stun him, and he was able to give an account of his accident, which happened at 3.45pm’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Peter Bachem, 16, Hairdresser

Occupation or role: Hairdresser
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Oct 1894
Date of death: 9 Oct 1894
Disease (transcribed): Cerebellar abscess - Otitis media
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Otitis media (Ear)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Ward, Arthur H.
Medical notes: 'Four years before admission patient had had a discharge from the ear. Had been deaf ever since. 8 days before admn. [admission] the discharge had recommenced. Pain came on over side of head. On admission. There was a purulent discharge from the left ear - some pain. [...] Convulsions came on with serious collapse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, ears, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Steptoe, 29, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1881
Date of death: 16 Oct 1881
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Laceration of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Zimmermann, Benjamin Frazier
Post mortem examination performed by: Turner, George Robertson
Medical notes: 'This man was thrown from his horse, picked up insensible and brought to St George's'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Davis, 2, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1894
Date of death: 12 Nov 1894
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lungs, kidneys, meninges
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Meninges)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Medical notes: 'The grandmother and a sister of this patient died of ?? [phthisis]. For two weeks the child who had always been particularly bright had become dull and lost flesh. On Oct 30th the child refused his food - He would not walk and was always asking to be carried [...] - Nov 3rd he was heard to scream sharply. On Nov 4th he became unconscious'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skull, spine, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Lane, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Oct 1891
Date of death: 10 Oct 1891
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in right frontal lobe
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Medical notes: 'Was in this hospital in 1890 under Mr Bennett [William Henry Bennett] and was operated upon for hydronephrosos. For a detailed account see Surgical Register 1890'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Mildred / Mary Tong / Young, 19, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Oct 1891
Date of death: 11 Oct 1891
Disease (transcribed): Cerebritis
Disease (standardised): Cerebritis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'Not seen by the medical registrar. The upper of the two written by the curator [of the pathological museum] was the real name of this girl. She had no voluntary alias, but her name was misquoted upon admission. It was stated that her previous health had been good, and she had never suffered from serious illness. On October 7th she went to a situation in service to Brighton from her home in Faversham. In the evening she wrote a post-card home to signify her safe arrival, and was probably well at this time. However at Brighton she did no work and took to bed very soon. She was seen by a medical man who gave an opinion that there was nothing the matter; and on October 10th it was determined to send her home, since she was useless as a servant. She came to London in charge of a fellow-servant who reported that on the journey she became quite silent, and that at Victoria station she was obviously unfit to travel farther. Hence she was brought to St George's
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

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