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Henry Taylor, 45, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1885
Date of death: 26 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Oblique fracture of tibia into ankle-joint. Cerebral congestion and increase of subarachnoideum fluid
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Congestion (Brain ); Fluid (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: This man was thrown down in some fracas with the police and his legs were broken
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and right leg
Type of incident: Homicide/murder?

John Davis, 59, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1885
Date of death: 27 Apr 1885
Disease (transcribed): Left pleural effusion. Lung fibroid. Tubercle in both lungs. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Fibrosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Medical notes: He caught a cold two previous winters, which left a cough. One week previously he noticed swelling of both legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Victory, 35, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 May 1885
Date of death: 19 Jun 1885
Disease (transcribed): Lardaceous kidneys. Vomiting. Tubercular pyelitis
Disease (standardised): Amyloidosis (Kidney); Vomiting (Stomach); Pyelitis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William Charles. Sheild, Arthur Marmaduke
Medical notes: Three weeks before admission she had pains in the back and abdomen, and nausea with occasional vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Adams, 44, Pipe maker

Occupation or role: Pipe maker
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Aug 1885
Date of death: 2 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cellulitis of right leg. Syphilis. Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Leg); Syphilis (Systemic ); Albuminuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: This man was brought to the hospital in an exhausted condition. No history could be obtained but it was stated that he had been ill for three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, suprarenal bodies, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Kate Horton, 23, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Sep 1885
Date of death: 20 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of 12th dorsal vertebra. Compression of cord from effused blood. Fractured femur
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Compression (Spinal cord); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The girl threw herself out of a second-floor window, because she found she was pregnant and could get no employment.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, spinal column and uterus. The uterus contained a male foetus weighing five ounces.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Walter Ashford, 44, Ship steward

Occupation or role: Ship steward
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jul 1885
Date of death: 23 Sep 1885
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of oesophagus, treated by gastrostomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Gastrostomy (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Four months ago while at sea being a steward he first experienced difficulty in swallowing solids. The difficulty increased and soon extended to fluids.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Clephane, 62, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1885
Date of death: 1 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Ruptured lung. Fractured ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Lung); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was said to have been knocked down by a furniture van, one wheel of which passed over his thorax.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary tract and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frank Pavey, 14, [Child of] Photographer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Photographer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1885
Date of death: 1 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Purulent peritonitis and pleurisy. Penetrating wound of the abdomen
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Wound (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: While walking along the streets, he caught his foot against a railing and fell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach and small intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James MacBride, 55, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1885
Date of death: 4 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Surgical kidney. Oedema and congestion of lungs. Abscess of prostate. Fracture of tibia and fibula
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney); Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Abscess (Prostate); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient slipped on a piece of orange peel and fell, fracturing his right leg. He had gonorrhoea forty years and about 1865 suffered from stoppage of water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Lace, 13, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1886
Date of death: 12 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Periostitis. Ostitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Peritostitis (Bone); Osteitis (Bone); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: On January 6th the boy slipped and fell, striking his left leg joint below the knee. The next day he had an attack of vomiting and loss of appetite.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and tibia
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Housden, 47, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1885
Date of death: 18 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fatty and dilated heart. Fractured patellae
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient fractured the left patella about ten years ago and again broke it a few years after. While walking, he slipped and felt something snap in his right knee. He fell down and could not get up again.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, cranium and patellae
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frederick Tifield, 10, [Child of] Painter

Occupation or role: [Child of] Painter
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1886
Date of death: 27 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the middle fossa of the skull. Bruising of the brain. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Bruising (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The child fell off the top of a van and was picked up insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, dura mater, brain and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Capp, 56, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1886
Date of death: 29 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus (carcioma) intestines
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: In October 1885 the woman began to have pains in the abdomen. Her bowels acted regularly until early in December, when an attack of diarrhoea came on. She suffered from vomiting until the date of admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Willis, 34, [Wife of] Plate layer

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Plate layer
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1885
Date of death: 29 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This patient was an In Patient at St George’s on three previous occasions. For the last two years she had been suffering from ulcers in various parts and six months ago the legs became flexed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Harwood, 34, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1886
Date of death: 31 Jan 1886
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of the spleen. Fracture of ribs. Left pleural effusion. Compression of the left lung
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Spleen); Fracture (Ribs); Effusion (Pleura); Compression (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was driving a furniture van and remembered nothing more until he found himself in the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, vessels, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain, generative organs and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Preston, 18, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1886
Date of death: 4 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Laceration of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This man was brought into the hospital totally unconscious and breathing stertorously. Haemorrhage from the nose, mouth and left ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, valves, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, pancreas, bones and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Lally, 63, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1886
Date of death: 5 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Oedema and congestion of the lungs. Fracture of the bones of the leg
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: As a young man he worked in a white lead factory and in consequence had weakness of the legs and dropped wrists. He was knocked down by an omnibus, the wheel passing over both legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Brown, 60, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1885
Date of death: 10 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the colon. Colo-umbilical fistula
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Fistula (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was under the care of Dr Cavafy with thickening believed to be inflammatory, around the umbilicus. Some time after leaving the hospital the mass burst and had since discharged pus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Sykes, 55, Charwoman

Occupation or role: Charwoman
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1886
Date of death: 12 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was first admitted into the hospital on January 7th 1886, complaining of pain around and old irreducible hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Hutton, 6 months, [Child of] Machinist

Occupation or role: [Child of] Machinist
Age: 6 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1886
Date of death: 16 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in lower end of femur. Purulent synovitis of left knee. Rickets
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Leg); Suppuration (Knee); Synovitis (Joints)
Admitted under the care of: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The child was quite healthy until a swelling appeared on the chest and a little later on the left leg which became painful and tender.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Cootes, 45, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1886
Date of death: 16 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull and spinal column. Laceration of the brain. Haemorrhage into subarachnoid spaces of brain and spinal cord. Fracture of ribs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Brain); Haemorrhage (Brain); Haemorrhage (Spinal cord); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was at work on a scaffold and fell from a height of about twenty feet onto the pavement below.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary tract, pancreas, meninges of brain and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ellen Dalton, 19, [Wife of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shoemaker
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1886
Date of death: 18 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Extensive burn of the skin of legs, arms, back. Sub-pericardial ecchymosis
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Ecchymosis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: The patient was standing by the fire and her dress caught alight.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines, brain and uterus
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alfred Hearn, 44, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1886
Date of death: 18 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull (right side). Laceration of the left tempero-sphenoidal cerebral convolution. Lymph deposit at the base of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Lymph (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: Two days previous to admission the patient came home drunk and fell down stairs. His wife said she found him at the bottom of the stairs quite insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines, cerebral membranes and bone
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Everton, 70, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1886
Date of death: 21 Feb 1886
Disease (transcribed): Surgical kidney
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This man had never suffered from stricture but about twenty years previous to admission he found difficulty in micturating. He passed urine several times in the night and it often dribbled away.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary tract, pelvic glands and urethra
Type of incident: n/a

James Hutchins, 42, Engraver

  • Occupation or role: Engraver
    Age: 42
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 10 Feb 1886
    Date of death: 27 Feb 1886
    Disease (transcribed): Septicaemia after partial excision of the hip
    Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Excision (Hip)
    Admitted under the care of: Haward, John Warrington
    Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
  • Bull, William Charles
    Post mortem examination performed by: Weller, G.C. Sisley, Richard
    Medical notes: The patient when very young had measles and soon after this complained of great pain about the hip joint.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
    Type of incident: n/a
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