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Jane Buckingham, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jul 1870
Date of death: 12 Jul 1870
Disease (transcribed): Acute pulmonary tuberculosis. Meningeal apoplexy with formation of a false membrane.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman was admitted delirious and unable to give any account of herself. Her friends reported that she was accustomed to drink to excess and had become delirious three days before her admission. She lay constantly talking to herself, occasionally screaming and often called out that she was going to be killed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Benton, 11, Schoolgirl

Occupation or role: Schoolgirl
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1870
Date of death: 21 Jul 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. Serous effusion into the cerebral ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Meningitis (Brain); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: It was stated that the child had been ill for a month and had latterly got much worse. On admission the child was unconscious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, cerebrum, pleurae, lungs, heart and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harry Markwick, 16, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1870
Date of death: 17 Aug 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, Meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For ten days the patient had suffered from a violent headache and also pain in the back and muscles of the neck. The case history was taken partly from Dr Laking’s notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Esther Stockwell, 40, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Aug 1870
Date of death: 29 Aug 1870
Disease (transcribed): Caries of upper cervical vertebrae. Rupture of the transverse ligament. Extravasation of blood under the arachnoid of the base of brain and spinal cord.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Haemorrhage (Brain); Haemorrhage (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For the three months preceding her admission, this woman had severe pain in the neck and head, with much aching in the arms and shoulders. The case is from Dr Laking's notes.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones and joints, cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Bayston, 58, Cork Cutter

Occupation or role: Cork Cutter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Sep 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of and extensive serous effusion into the cerebral ventricles. Atheroma of the aorta and coronary arteries.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was not seen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, hernia and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Johnson, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Sep 1870
Date of death: 4 Oct 1870
Disease (transcribed): Sanguinary apoplexy. Abscess of prostate gland. Pyelitis.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Abscess (Prostate); Pyelitis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Cavafy, John
Medical notes: This man was admitted into the surgical wards unable to give any account of himself, suffering from recent apoplexy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and cranium. The post mortem was taken from Dr Cavafy's notes
Type of incident: n/a

Reuben Hudson, 21, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Sep 1870
Date of death: 15 Oct 1870
Disease (transcribed): Otorrhoea. Suppuration between the D.M. and petrous bone. Abscess in the cerebellum. Softening of corpus callosum and fornix.
Disease (standardised): Otorrhoea (Ear); Suppuration (Skull); Abscess (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Cavafy, John
Medical notes: This man had had Otorrhoea from the left ear for six months, no cause assigned. For a month before his admission he had suffered with gradually increasing pain in the head, principally in the forehead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cerebrum, cerebellum, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys. The post mortem was from Dr Cavafy's notes
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Linton, 29, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1870
Date of death: 28 Oct 1870
Disease (transcribed): White softening of right corpus striatum Hemiplegia (left).
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Hemiplegia (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted with left hemiplegia which had come on in the night six weeks previously. Ever since he had had more or less pain in the head, which had latterly increased in severity.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Meninges, cerebrum, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Rose Shannon, 25, General Servant

Occupation or role: General Servant
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1870
Date of death: 31 Dec 1870
Disease (transcribed): Suppression of urine. Convulsions. Great dilatation of the stomach.
Disease (standardised): Suppression of urine (Bladder); Seizures (Brain); Dilatation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This woman stated that her catamenia had been absent for fourteen months, and that since that time she had been very sick periodically and had vomited small quantities of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, stomach and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Driscoll, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1870
Date of death: 15 Jan 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Atheroma. Cardiac hypertrophy & dilatation. Apoplexy of pons Varolii. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Heart); Stroke (Brain); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This woman, who had complained for a long time of severe occipital pain, had a fit the day before her admission followed by loss of power on the right side. There was right hemiplegia on admission. No distinct facial paralysis, but the movements of the tongue were performed with much difficulty & her speech, though quite sensible, was thick or hesitating’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation, cerebrum

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Clifford, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1871
Date of death: 9 Feb 1871
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood on the anterior & outer surface of the theca vertebralis. Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Tetanus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'It was stated that this boy had a severe blow on the head last June, & since that time had occasionally complained of dorsal pain. The pain was slight however & no notice was taken of it. On the morning of Feb 3 on his return from school he complained of aching in the face & next morning there was much stiffness of the haws, the mouth being opened with difficulty’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, spinal cord

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Lucy Hiles, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 May 1889
Date of death: 6 Jun 1889
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Sortain, Bertram V.
Medical notes: Her husband said that she was confined on April 4th. After the birth of the child the patient complained frequently of headache but she was not seriously ill until May 9th when she became suddenly faint and had an attack of vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, brain, spleen, liver, kidneys, intestines, eyes and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Vernon Edmunds, 18, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1887
Date of death: 20 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Venous eruption of brain, haemorrhage into lungs (produced by strangulation)
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Was found hanging by a strap from the joints of a stable by a policeman who was summoned by a youth with whom deceased had been playing. He had probably been suspended about 2 minutes & was black in the face & apparently dead. He was cut down, brought to the hospital & ether injected'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, cerebral membrane, brain, bones
Illustrations: No
Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Gill, 51, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1887
Date of death: 27 Feb 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral tumour (glioma)
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient's mother died of paralysis & his father in a fit. The patient was a painter & had had good health (no syphilis

Frederick McKenna, 5 months, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1887
Date of death: 9 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Patient was the child of a patient in the hospital suffering form phthisis'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

William Campbell, 51, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1889
Date of death: 12 Mar 1889
Disease (transcribed): Ingravescent apoplexy. Chronic Brights disease
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Glomerulonephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: He had been a soldier and had fought in the Crimea. On the morning of his admission he was carrying a piano when he fell down. Soon afterwards he found he had lost power in his left arm and left leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, eyes, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, thorax and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Agnes Fishlock, 17, Nursemaid

Occupation or role: Nursemaid
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1890
Date of death: 18 Nov 1890
Disease (transcribed): General tuberculosis. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: While in Scotland with her mistress she was taken ill. For three weeks she was out of sorts with no definite symptoms but vomiting, which was sometimes violent. The bowels were irregular and inclined to constipation. The mistress noticed that the tongue was peculiar, and becoming alarmed about her condition sent her to London.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, ovaries, kidneys, intestines, brain and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Welsh, 57, Children's nurse

Occupation or role: Children's nurse
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1891
Date of death: 8 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage. Granular kidney. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Disease (Kidneys, heart)
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 woman was unmarried. She had formerly been a children's nurse, but for some years had lived in retirement on account of ill-health. In 1869 she had rheumatic fever, severely, and afterwards two milder attacks. Four years before her death she was pronounced by a medical man to have dropsy and heart-disease, and was cautioned against any sudden excitement or exertion. About a week before admission she received a shock from the intelligence of the death of a friend. This was thought to have upset her considerably'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen, big toes

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Kent, 27, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 May 1895
Date of death: 22 May 1895
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: His friends stated that lately he had been drinking hard, chiefly spirits and that he had been unable to eat for a fortnight.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, intestines, liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, testes, bladder, brain and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Clulo, 43, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1895
Date of death: 17 Jul 1895
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis of brain and spinal cord
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Meningitis (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: Last February he was seized with a pain in his head. Lately he had become very excitable and was in an asylum for nine weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, intestines, bladder, testes, cranium, cord, eyes, ears, nose and joints
Type of incident: n/a

John Adamthwaite, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: May 1881
Date of death: May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Locomotor ataxia
Disease (standardised): Tabes dorsalis (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father died of cancer of liver at 60; his mother of unknown cause, gradually at 45. Four out of 8 brothers died of 'consumption' before they were 21. No history of nervous disease in the family. He contracted syphilis at 19, & describes himself as being treated early and having no secondary symptoms. Very frequent sexual excesses from 14-20. Married at 20 and has had 4 healthy children, after marriage he was in robust health & practised athletics. Was easily influenced by alcohol and took very little'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Thurgood, 36, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1882
Date of death: 24 Dec 1882
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Francis Jeffcoat, 55, Smith

Occupation or role: Smith
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1883
Date of death: 26 Feb 1883
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis with effusion. Bronchitis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain); Effusion (Brain ); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: It was supposed that he had met with an accident that morning but there was no satisfactory evidence of this. He was known to be in the habit of drinking heavily.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Carter, 53, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1883
Date of death: 22 Nov 1883
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Softening (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: She had had Rheumatic Fever aged twenty four and slight subsequent cardiac distress at intervals. On the night of November 21st she fell down suddenly with left hemiplegia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Cox, 56, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1882
Date of death: 8 Aug 1882
Disease (transcribed): Suppuration in temporal bone. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Skull); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: In June 1882 she began to feel pain over the head and in July a purulent discharge was noticed from the left ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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