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Jane Drake, 22, Kitchen Maid

Occupation or role: Kitchen Maid
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1870
Date of death: 1 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Coagulation of blood in the cerebral and cerebellar arteries, after an attack of acute Rheumatism.
Disease (standardised): Coagulation (Arteries); Rheumatic diseases (Tissues)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for four days previous to admission with her first attack of acute articular rheumatism. On admission there was great swelling and redness of the right hand, the knees and feet being also slightly affected.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, cranium and cerebrum
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wylder, 17, Shepherd

Occupation or role: Shepherd
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Sep 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Shock following amputation through right hip joint. Ankylosis of bones of both lower limbs. Anaemia
Disease (standardised): Shock; Amputation (Hip); Ankylosis (Legs); Anaemia (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'As a child good health. Eight weeks before admission he got ‘acute rheumatism’ & was an IP [in-patient] in Savernake Cottage Hospital. He came from there to St George’s’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right lower limb, brain, liver, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Moss, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1871
Date of death: 10 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Osteomyelitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Osteomyelitis (Bones); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Thirty years before admission this man had received a kick by a horse on right thigh. This was followed by inflammation and necrosis of the bone, portion of which were removed and he apparently recovered. A few weeks before admission it again became painful’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, bones, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Harrington, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1871
Date of death: 18 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Gouty deposit in great toe joint. Phthisis. Tubercular peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Gout (Toe); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

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, who for the last nine years had suffered from frequent attacks of gout was seized five weeks before he came in with cough & much soreness of the throat. He had lost flesh very much. There had been no haemoptysis’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, bones, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Harrison, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1845
Date of death: 25 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic pericarditis and vegetations on valves. Pneumonia & old adhesions. Rheumatic affection of joint
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs); Rheumatism (Joints)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a cachetic-looking girl, whose mother had suffered greatly from rheumatism, stated that on the 12th instant she first began to feel wandering pains, which soon became localized in her feet, knees & wrists, and in a short time were accompanied by redness & swelling of the parts affected. That at the same time she began to cough, and the cough had continued ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

William Cook, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1848
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Caries & abscess of the hip joint
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Abscess (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'About the middle of September last this patient contracted syphilis & became in consequence an out-patient of the Lock Hospital. He had a primary sore on the penis & a bubo in each groin. He was put under the influence of mercury & five weeks afterwards (his mouth being still sore), he began to feel pain in the left hip & knee & walked lame. Five or six days afterwards he became disabled & was made an in-patient at the Lock. In about a fortnight afterward some enlargement had taken place around the joint, & an issue was made just behind the trochanter major’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Carter, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1871
Date of death: 21 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Rickets. Scrofula. Scrofulous pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Rickets (Bones); Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes); Pneumonia (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This child had been vaccinated 2 months before admission in three places on left arm. All became sore in a fortnight and remained open six weeks. There was no history of ‘snuffles’. The mother said she had one other child, which was healthy, but that it had a rash about head and face when about seventeen months old. The mother had frontal headache, but no rash, nor other signs of syphilis. Hair not thin. Father said to have died four months before, from ‘consumption’. Before marriage he had eruption on legs’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, bones, joints, glands

Type of incident: n/a

George Bankes, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1852
Date of death: 4 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatism. Severe epistaxis. Coma. Fluid in the ventricles and sub-arachnoidean tissues. Deposit of bone in the arachnoid membrane. Hypertrophied heart. Adherent pericardium. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Epistaxis (Nose); Coma (Brain); Fluid (Brain); Deposits (Brain); Disease (Heart);Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted with Rheumatism of rather an acute form which had been coming on for several days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Green, 59, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1916
Date of death: 7 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Spondylitis. Purulent bronchitis. Heart failure
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Spondylitis (Spine); Bronchitis (Lung); Suppuration (Lung); Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Back, Ivor Gordon
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: In lowering a heavy trunk from a cab, the patient fell to the ground as the result of it slipping. He fell on his back with the trunk on top.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull, spine and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward Price, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1850
Date of death: 30 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hereditary gout. Recent pleurisy and pneumonia. Large heart. Lithate of soda on valves. Specks of [lithate of soda] in larynx. Large deposits in joints
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Gout (Joints); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Deposits (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient had been in the Hospital about five years previously labouring under gout with albuminous urine. He applied on the present occasion for admission in consequence of epistaxis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen and joints
Type of incident: n/a

George Womack, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of recent lymph into right pleural sac and extensive hepatization of lungs. Recent lymph in pericardium. Hypertrophied heart. Old peritoneal adhesions. Diseased hip joint
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Heart); Adhesions (Abdomen); Disease (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted with a furred tongue, quick pulse and hot skin complaining of pains in his limbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

George Pluthero, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1856
Date of death: 19 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased knee. Resection. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg); Resection (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This lad had been a patient in the hospital in the early part of the year, on account of strumous disease of the left knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Cornelius Burke, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jan 1848
Date of death: 4 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis with great effusion. Aneurysm of aorta. Ulceration of cartilages of shoulder joint after rheumatism.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Effusion (Heart); Aneurysm (Arteries); Ulcer (Shoulder); Rheumatic diseases (Joints)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with supposed paralysis of the left arm, stating that he had also loss of sensation from the elbow downwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and shoulder joint.
Type of incident: n/a

Joel , 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1843
Date of death: 2 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Psoas Abscess. Diseased Vertebrae.
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Psoas); Disease (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Charlotter, 14, Van boy

Occupation or role: Van boy
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1888
Date of death: 2 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatism with heart disease. Pericarditis. Disease of mitral and aortic valves
Disease (standardised): Rheumatism (Joints); Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer and Gamgee, Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'IP [in-patient] 1887. Notes not now at the hospital. After leaving the hospital the patient was able to walk about & was fairly comfortable, but scant of breath. When he came into the hospital, he was very anaemic. The symptoms for which he sought relief were ‘pain at the heart’ and shortness of breath. There was no oedema’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, heart, pericardium, larynx, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Parr, 20, Dentist Assistant

Occupation or role: Dentist Assistant
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1870
Date of death: 11 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Disease of sacroiliac synchrondrosis. Lardaceous disease.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Pelvis); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had suffered compound dislocation of the left ankle two years before his admission. After five months treatment the leg was amputated by W. Marriot of Leicester. A month after, an abscess began to show over the ilium, which soon burst.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Baggett, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscesses and caries of spine. Caries of the left iliac bone. Dislocation of hip and extensive destruction both of the head of the femur and of the cotyloid cavity. Viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine); Caries (Spine); Caries (Pelvis); Dislocation (Hip); Destruction (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for the last nine months he had been subject to the formation of abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis and left hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Wilkie, 6, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1852
Date of death: 16 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the hip joint and femur. Effusion of fluid and lymph under the arachnoid at the base of the brain. Fluid in ventricles. Death by coma and convulsions
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Disease (Leg); Effusion (Brain); Lymph (Brain); Coma (Brain); Seizures (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The child had been ill for about a year, her symptoms being referred to the left hip.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

David Richardson, 36, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1916
Date of death: 18 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Mastoiditis. Otitis media. Osteomyelitis of basiphenoid and basioccipital. Purulent basic meningitis. Purulent bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Mastoiditis (Head); Otitis media (Ear); Osteomyelitis (Bone); Meningitis (Brain); Suppuration (Brain ); Bronchitis (Lung);Suppuration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: Last Christmas the patient complained of running and soreness of the eyes, together with pain in the neck. Since then the pain in the neck never subsided, there was gradually increasing malaise, heavy mentality and wasting. His sight was poor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Mary London, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 60
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1853
Date of death: 6 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diseased shoulder. Senile debility
Disease (standardised): Disease (Shoulder); Old age
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not reported’
Post mortem notes: 'This body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

Margaret Doherty, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1853
Date of death: 11 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Disease of cervical vertebrae
Disease (standardised): Disease (Vertebrae)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not reported’
Post mortem notes: 'The body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

Arthur Hart , 2 years 8 months , [Child of] Greengrocer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Greengrocer
Age: 2 years 8 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1916
Date of death: 25 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Broncho-pneumonia. Rickets
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Rickets (Bones)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: Three weeks ago a cough developed, the child was off his food and the bowels were constipated. He was treated as an out patient until March 24th, when the condition was very much worse, the former bronchitis having developed into a broncho pneumonic condition.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thymus, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hand, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1846
Date of death: 15 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Old disease of the knee joint. Sloughing phagedaena. Secondary abscess?
Disease (standardised): Disease (Knee joint); Phagadaena (Leg); Abscess (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This case is not reported, as the body was removed without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the urgent request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Barossa, 34, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1870
Date of death: 19 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Caries of hip. Excision.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Excision (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Brodhurst, Bernard Edward
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Davies, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1850
Date of death: 8 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Acute rheumatism. Suppuration in and round joints. Delirium (with tremor). Ventricles of brain full, congested. Liver loaded. Incipient pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Suppuration (Joints); Delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Liver); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This case presented on admission very much the character of Acute Rheumatism.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and articulations
Type of incident: n/a

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