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John Merrick, 55, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Gender: Male
Age: 55
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1878
Date of death: 8 Apr 1878
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous cancer of the head of the Pancreas; biliary obstruction
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas); Obstruction (Biliary tract);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. One brother died of cancer in the throat. Patient never robust: appetite moderate: digestion naturally sound: no idiosyncrasy. Diaphoresis profuse: very temperate man. Otherwise healthy. Costiveness of bowels, open only twice or thrice a week, for 15 yrs [years]: nausea accompanying constipation. Urine high coloured from Feb. [February] 1877: icterus and pale faeces from a fortnight later. Wasting since April or May. Bowels costive as usual : several attacks of diarrhoea for a day or two'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, stomach
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Thake, 40, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1907
Date of death: 4 Apr 1907
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma recti. Secondary growths in wall of caecum (direct extension) and in lumbar and higher prevertebral glands and in liver and peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Golla, Frederick Lucien
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: For the past two months the patient had had pain in the lower part of the abdomen. For the past five weeks she had passed blood per rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, alimentary canal, stomach, small intestine, rectum, pelvic glands, lumbar glands, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder and uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

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

Honoria Mahoney, 78, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Gender: Female
Age: 78
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1878
Date of death: 5 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the Pylorus and of the Liver, Biliary obstruction
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver); Obstruction (Biliary tract);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No very satisfactory information was to be obtained from this patient. She saw that for five years she had been subject to attacks of jaundice, commencing with stoppage of the urine, lasting about a week, and usually relieved by 5 gr [grams?] of calomel. The present attack was of 3 wks [weeks] date: it commenced in the usual manner, but failed to be relieved by treatment. It was accompanied by much costiveness: by vomiting about every other day and by a sense of distension in the waist. The cough complained of was of 2 yrs [years] and 8 mo [months] date; and had succeeded an attack of 'bronchitis'. Dyspnoea had been a constant accompaniment. The legs, she said had been in the habit of swelling all her life'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, kidneys, spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Parrott, 20, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1896
Date of death: 30 Apr 1896
Disease (transcribed): Leucocythaemia
Disease (standardised): Leukaemia (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from bloodlessness and palpitation for the last three years and was liable to fainting fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, uterus, brain, eyes, joints, bones and blood
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Bridget Shea, 60, Housekeeper

  • Occupation or role: Housekeeper
    Gender: Female
    Age: 60
    Date of admission: 17 Apr 1878
    Date of death: 8 Jun 1878
    Disease (transcribed): Calcifying tumour in the right iliac fossa, psoas abscess, perforation into caecum and into peritoneum
    Disease (standardised): Tumour (Hip); Psoas abscess (Psoas muscles); Perforation (Intestines); Perforation (Abdomen);
    Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
    Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
    PM performed by: Ewart, William
  • Wilson, E.
    Medical notes: 'History. No hereditary history. Previous history of good health: meat three times a day, disgust to fat: dislike to butter: bowels open about once in three days. Loss of appetite about 21 months. Tumour found in R. [Right] inguinal region for about 18 mo [months]. Pain about the tumour, and loss of flesh from May 1877. Much costiveness of bowels: hardly any action without purgations: vomiting seldom: (Woman unintelligent: account by no means clear)'
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, tumour
    Illustrations: Yes
    Type of incident: n/a

Patrick Duggan, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1878
Date of death: 14 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Hepatic cancer
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No history of heritable disease in the family: one sister had had 'fits'. Previous history of good health and temperance: not fond of fat. Quite well till the end of July 1877, when he noticed a lump in the R. [Right] hypochondrium. Nine weeks later he was attacked suddenly with stabbing pain in the L. [Left[ flank, and weakness: he had to give up work at once. Two of three days later the appetite failed: cough and dyspnoea commenced gradually and steadily increased. In the course of another fortnight pain extended to the upper part of chest and L. [Left] shoulder. Early in December the tumour became painful: and some lumps formed in the skin. Early in January, the pain in the tumour became severe: pain appeared also in R. [Right] flank: the bowels, hitherto regular became costive. He began to lose flesh early in March'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Ward, 50, Carver

Occupation or role: Carver
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1896
Date of death: 10 Jul 1896
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: Twenty nine years ago he was an In Patient with stoppage of the bowels. Since then he had good health until four years before admission when he suffered from pain in the stomach after food, wind and spasms.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, oesophagus, trachea, liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, stomach, intestines, joints and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Pownay, 40, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1888
Date of death: 8 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of transverse colon
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Colon)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Sixteen years before he came to the hospital he had some serious illness, the nature of which is not clear. He said it was ‘enlargement of the liver and inflammation of the kidneys’. He was in bed for 6 or 8 weeks: oedema of the legs was a prominent symptom. Eighteen months before his admission he began to suffer from pricking pain at the lower part of his abdomen on the left side. A swelling was soon afterwards noticed at the seat of the pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, lungs, heart
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Woodcock, 44, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 44
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1878
Date of death: 28 Jul 1878
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. Weakly since marriage: rheumatic fever at 33: diaphoresis habitually scanty: fat not tolerated. Previous history of good health and natural functions. Forty seven days before admn [admission], she began to experience slight malaise and aching of limbs. Two days later a degree of icterus was established, which did not vary up to admission. After another two she began to vomit: vomiting from that time occurred on an average once a day: frothy matter vomited. Severe pain in the epigastrium appeared the day after the vomiting: it recurred afterwards at irregular intervals, generally in the evening to last all night. Loss of flesh during the illness: bowels fairly regular'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Smith, 57, Estate agent

Occupation or role: Estate agent
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1890
Date of death: 19 Jun 1890
Disease (transcribed): Lymphadenoma
Disease (standardised): Adenoma (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: He had not had scarlatina nor rheumatism and gave no history of ague. For four months he had been getting very weak.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spleen, liver, intestines, pancreas, supra-renals, semilunar ganglia, kidneys, bladder, testes, pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, bronchial glands, pericardium and heart
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Goble, 47, [Wife of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1907
Date of death: 25 Jul 1907
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of liver. Gall stone embedded in tumour
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Gall stones (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Evans, John Howell
Post mortem examination performed by: Higgs, Frederick William
Medical notes: Six months previous to admission the patient was seized with acute pain in the right lumbar and right hypochondriac regions radiating to the right scapula.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, diaphragm, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, stomach, liver and kidneys
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

James Miller, 33, L.C.C. Fireman

Occupation or role: L.C.C. Fireman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1907
Date of death: 19 Sep 1907
Disease (transcribed): Linitis plastica. Peritonitis. Carcinoma ventriculi
Disease (standardised): Linitis plastica (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: The patient was brought in in a moribund condition with a history of abdominal pain for over a year.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, tonsils, thyroid, trachea, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneal cavity, omentum, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, mesenteric glands and peribronchial glands
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Rachel Luant, 46, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Nov 1877
Date of death: 8 Nov 1877
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of Liver
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from severe pains in the back and paroxysmal pains in the left inframammary region for over ten months. She had noticed a lump in the abdomen, had vomited, and had been jaundiced for about three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum, duodenum, pancreas, uterus and brain
Illustration or photograph: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Ridout, 56, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1889
Date of death: 29 Oct 1889
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of stomach, secondary growths in liver, omentum, mesentery, intestines and lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Omentum); Cancer (Mesentery); Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: He was in good health until April 1889 when he began to suffer from vomiting, abdominal pain and headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, peritoneum, stomach, intestines, liver, diaphragm, stomach, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Edwin Dowden, 28, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1878
Date of death: 20 Nov 1878
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse peritoneal cancer. Cancerous stricture in the transverse colon. Gastrotomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abomden); Constriction (Intestines); Operation (Stomach);
Admitting doctor: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Bennett, William Henry
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'One brother gouty: no other heritable disease in the family. Gonorrhoea and orchitis in 1870: disgust to fat: three or four pints of beer daily. Nothing else worthy of mark in the previous history. Malaise. From Xmas 1877, his appetite was deficient. Wasting. For about 6 mo [months] before admission he had been losing flesh. Pain and constipation. Otherwise he was quite well till 28 days before admission, where he woke with severe pain in the hypogastrium and abdomnen generally; the bowels being confined. […] About a fortnight before admission he suddenly began to vomit clear green'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, peritoneum, artificial anus, cancerous mass, stricture, liver, kidneys, spleen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Lumsdale, 50, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1878
Date of death: 28 Nov 1878
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the pancreas and liver
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Pancreas); Carcinoma (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. No heritable disease in the family. Nothing noticeable in previous history. About the middle of August, he was attacked quite suddenly with a sharp cutting pain in the loins, which persisted, though with intervals of relief. A fortnight or so later, it extended all over the hypogastrium, and gradually all over the abdomen. It now frequently alternated between there and the loins. The urine, hitherto natural, now grew darker and he began to lose flesh. On Sept [September] 27th the severity of the pain compelled him to take to bed. At the same time dull pain appeared in the epigastrium, the bowels became constipated, and he began to vomit. The last symptom continued violently for nine days'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, pancreas
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Broad, 45, Coach builder

Occupation or role: Coach builder
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1889
Date of death: 18 Jan 1890
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction. Epithelioma of sigmoid flexure. Operation for relief of obstruction
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Cancer (Intestines); Operation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Bradley, James Edmund Campbell
Medical notes: He was well until January 9th when he had pain of griping character across the upper part of his abdomen. He said he felt as if his bowels would act, but they did not.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

David Cox, 80, Jeweller

Occupation or role: Jeweller
Gender: Male
Age: 80
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1906
Date of death: 19 Dec 1906
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage and tumour
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Tumour (Brain);
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Golla, Frederick Lucien
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'Admitted to hospital in unconscious state. Found unconscious on bedroom floor. On admission – Old man. High coloured complexion. Unconscious[?] P.H. [Previous History] not obtained'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, heart valves, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, scrotum, testis, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestine, brain
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Grimley, 50, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Oct 1888
Date of death: 5 Dec 1888
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of pyloric end of stomach
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was a waterman. He had been a healthy man. He had scarlatina when a child and small pox when he was 19: he had no other illness. He came to St George’s in august 1888. He complained of constipation, abdominal pain and flatulence. He was under the care of Dr Whipham [Thomas Tillyer Whipham]. His abdomen was rather distended, but was not tender. His recti muscles contracted when he was examined, and no abdominal tumour was found’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, tongue, oesophagus, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, thorax, heart
Illustrations or photographs: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Lane Famler, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1878
Date of death: 30 Mar 1878
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid cancer of the liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver);
Admitting doctor: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Father consumptive. Patient healthy and without constitutional peculiarity: had suffered from nothing but an attack of rheumatism previously. The catamenia ceased to appear regularly 7 mo. [months] before admn [admission]: occurring twice subsequently; the last about the middle of February. She noticed a swelling in the waist preventing her stays meeting 7 wks [weeks] before admn [admission]. At the time, she was in perfect health, but a week later languor commenced, and was so severe as to make her take to her bed. She lost flesh from that time. Pain, increasing, for about 1 mo [month]. Epistaxis twice or thrice in the 3 wks. [weeks] previous to admn [admission]. Nausea and frequent severe mucous vomiting for a fortnight. The bowels had acted regularly'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spleen, liver, lungs, gall bladder, mesenteric glands, intestines, stomach, pancreas, uterus
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Bertram Groner, 40, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1895
Date of death: 4 Mar 1895
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma – Suprarenal – in liver and glands also, as well as in lung
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Adrenal glands); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: He was first taken ill six months ago when he caught cold. Two months ago he had spasmodic attacks of difficulty of breathing, followed by ascites and swollen legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, kidneys, bladder and testes
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a