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Emily Brown, 26, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1883
Date of death: 1 Jan 1884
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine. Septicaemia
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
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

St George's Hospital Reports, Vol. I

The volume includes a brief history of the hospital and the medical school.

Contents:
I. Some Account of St. George’s Hospital and School. By W. E. PAGE, M.D., Senior Physician to the Hospital
II. Contributions to the Surgery of the Head. No. I. On the Deviations of the Base of the Skull in Chronic Hydrocephalus. By PRESCOTT HEWETT, Surgeon to the Hospital
III. A Case of Meningocele, in the Occipital Region, which was injected with Iodine, without ill consequences, the Patient dying of Broncho-pneumonia. By T. HOLMES, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital, and Lecturer on Anatomy
IV. On the Typhus Epidemic of 1864-5, as observed at St. George’s Hospital. By R. E. THOMPSON, M.D., Medical Registrar of the Hospital
V. Notes on an Epidemic of Typhus at Leeds, in the Year 1865-6. By T. CLIFFORD ALLBUTT, M.B., Physician to the Fever Infimmary, Fever Hospital, &0. at Leeds
VI. On the Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Progressive Locomotor Ataxy. By J. LOCKHART CLARKE, F.R.S.
VII. On Rheumatic Iritis. By J. ROUSE, Lecturer on Anatomy at the Hospital School
VIII. On Cerebral Symptoms occurring in certain Affections of the Ear. By J. TOYNBEE, F.R.S., late Consulting Aural Surgeon to St. Mary’s Hospital, Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, and to St. George’s and St. James’s Dispensary
IX. On some Points connected with the Treatment of Hernia. By J. WARRINGTON HAWARD, Resident Medical Oflicer to the Hospital for Sick Children
X. On Amputation at the Hip-joint, and on the Applicability of this Operation in some of the worst Cases of Morbus Coxarius. Part I. For recurrent Fibro-plastic Tumour. Part II. In Morbus Coxarius. By T. HOLMES, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XI. On Disease of the Brain as a result of Diabetes Mellitus, illustrated by the Narrative of a Case (with Clinical Observations) in which Paralysis, due to Softening of the Brain, came on in a Diabetic Patient, and proved fatal. Followed by a Notice of Fifteen Fatal Cases of Diabetes, cited from the Records of the Hospital. By Dr. JOHN W. OGLE, Physician to the Hospital
XII. On Jaundice and Biliousness. By Dr. H. BENCE JONES, formerly Physician to the Hospital
XIII. On Paralysis occurring in Childbed. By Dr. F. F. FUSSELL, Physician to the Brighton Dispensary
XIV. Remarks upon the Modus Operandi of Hypodermic Injections. By C. HUNTER, Surgeon to the Royal Pimlico Dispensary
XV. On Congenital Dislocations of the Femur. By B. E. BRODHURST, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XVI. On the Diurnal Variations in the Temperature of the Human Body in Health. By Dr. WILLIAM OGLE, Lecturer on Physiology at the Medical School of the Hospital
XVII. On Rupture of Arteries dependent on external Injury. By GEORGE POLLOCK, Surgeon to the Hospital
XVIII. On the Formation of Coagula in the Cerebral Arteries. By Dr. DICKINSON, Assistant Physician to the Hospital
XIX. On Talipes Varus. By B. E. BRODHURST, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XX. On Talipes Equinus. By G. NAYLER, Assistant Surgeon to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Hospital for Diseases of the Skin
XXI. On the Amputation-Book of St. George’s Hospital, and on some Points connected with the Statistics of Three Hundred Amputations there recorded. Part I. On the Influence of Age upon the Results of Amputation. Part II. 'On the Causes of Death, after Amputation; with special reference to the proportion of Deaths due to causes preceding the Amputation. By T. HOLMES, Assistant Surgeon to the Hospital
XXII. Statistical Tables from the Dental Case-Books of St. George’s Hospital. By C. VASEY, Surgeon-Dentist to the Hospital
Annual Report of Cases admitted into the Medical Wards of St. George’s Hospital during the Year 1865. By Dr. STURGES
Annual Report of Surgical Cases treated in the Hospital during the Year 1865. By Mr. PICK

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
View of St. George’s Hospital in its present condition
View of the Hospital as it appeared in 1746. From a picture by R. Wilson, R.A., in the Foundling Hospital
Foetal Skull, showing the arrangement of the bones in a case of chronic hydrocephalus, affecting the middle fossae (Mr. Prescott Hewett)
The representation, from life, of a case similar to the foregoing (Mr. Prescott Hewett)
Meningocele in the occipital region (Mr. Holmes)
The same as above, showing the parts within the skull (Mr. Holmes)
Thermograph, in a case of fever (Dr. Thompson)
Diseased Femur (Mr. H. Lee) .
Stump of amputation (Mr. H. Lee)
Lithographic representation of -a Femur, showing the effects of chronic Osteo-myelitis (Mr. Holmes)
Consolidated Lung, having its arteries full of laminated coagulum (Dr. John W. Ogle)
Thermographs showing variations of temperature in health (Dr. William Ogle)
Front view of a case of Talipes equinus (Mr. Nayler)
Back view of the same preparation (Mr. Nayler)
An extreme case of Talipes equinus (Mr. Nayler)
The same foot after successful treatment (Mr. Nayler)
Contraction of the ext. prop. pollicis, with rectangular contraction of the tendo Achillis (Mr. Nayler) .
Talipes equinus paralytieus (Mr. Nayler)
Extreme degree of Talipes equinus paralyticus (Mr. Nayler)

William Moorfield, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1888
Date of death: 6 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of neck. Pleuropneumonia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Pleuropneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

George Baker, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1893
Date of death: 2 Apr 1894
Disease (transcribed): Acute septicaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'See surgical notes'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No examination made post mortem'
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Hampton, 43, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1886
Date of death: 22 Mar 1886
Disease (transcribed): Caseation of the lower lobe of the right lung. Pneumonia of the lower lobe of the left. Enlarged spleen containing gummata. Syphilis. Gumma of spleen
Disease (standardised): Caseation (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Spleen); Granuloma (Spleen); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William. Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard. Delepine, Sheridan
Medical notes: In 1861 he had a chancre followed by bubo in the left groin which was opened. In the year 1871 he had an attack of paralysis of the left arm and leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, brain, bones, lungs and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

George Hoby , 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1861
Date of death: 15 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Gout. Diseased kidneys. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Gout (Joints); Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The patient had been subject to gout for ten years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Grimwood, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 May 1850
Date of death: 21 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Varicose veins of legs. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Varicose veins (Veins); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This body not being examined, the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was removed by the friends without examination
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Cant, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1860
Date of death: 12 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia Operation Peritonitis (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient had been troubled with a femoral hernia for 6 years, which came on after lifting a heavy weight. She had always worn a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Hyd, 37, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 17 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Abscess in buttock
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Buttocks)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted under Mr Tatum [Thomas Tatum] with two abscesses (which were discharging unhealthy pus), situated in the left buttock. They had existed for about 10 days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, larynx, left thigh

Type of incident: n/a

William Anderson, 4 weeks, [Child of] Labourer

Occupation or role: [Child of] Labourer
Age: 4 weeks
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1889
Date of death: 3 Apr 1889
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in connection with the umbilicus and left hypogastric artery
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Umbilicus); Abscess (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Cotes, Charles Edward Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Medical notes: The ligature around the umbilical end came away on the 6th day after birth and since then he had had a swelling all around the navel which lately became much larger and of a red colour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, kidneys, mesenteric and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Bassett, 10 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1884
Date of death: 11 Jan 1884
Disease (transcribed): Syphilis. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ross, Daniel McClure
Medical notes: No history was obtainable. The child had been ‘shamefully neglected.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and ribs
Type of incident: n/a

John Watson , 62, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1861
Date of death: 20 Apr 1861
Disease (transcribed): Operation for umbilical hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: The patient was admitted into the Hospital in a state of collapse having a large umbilical hernia of some days standing
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Fairweather, 58, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1888
Date of death: 26 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Right strangulated femoral hernia. Ineffectual taxis. Exploratory abdominal incision. Gangrene of gut. Removal. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Taxis; Incision (Abdomen); Gangrene (Gut); Removal; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A clear history could not be got. Is said to have had a hernia on right side for many years. She was standing up trying to reach something from a shelft when she suddenly was seized with intense pain in the hernia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus, intestines, lungs, larynx, trachea, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Burton, 70, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1860
Date of death: 21 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the acetabulum. Abscess in hip joint. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Abscess (Hip); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was said to have fallen between 8 & 9 feet from a scaffold, but how his leg was placed in the fall no one knew’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left hip

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charlotte Warner, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1860
Date of death: 23 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the vaccination. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Abscess; Vaccination; Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'One month before admission, this patient was vaccinated. The vaccine took well, but when the pustule had scabbed over, she gave her arm a violent blow, this was followed by inflammation of the arm’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Johnson, 31, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1880
Date of death: 4 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Local peritonitis (perityphlitis)
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Appendicitis (Appendix)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: The patient had had a chancre and gonorrhoea many years previously and the inguinal glands had remained rather enlarged. Owing to some hard riding they became inflamed a few weeks before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, spleen, liver, kidneys, heart and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ely, 34, Brewhouse labourer

Occupation or role: Brewhouse labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1860
Date of death: 23 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Gangrene. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Gangrene; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship and Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A brewhouse labourer. In the habit of drinking freely, according to his own admission 5 pints a day. He was said to have had epileptic fits latterly, but it was not learned how long he had been so affected. He attributed his illness to a lump of coal falling upon the lower part of his back 7 weeks ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Cavendish, 35, Actor

Occupation or role: Actor
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1886
Date of death: 1 Apr 1886
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
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: Trauma/accident

Annie Wilkinson, 2 years 6 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2 years 6 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1892
Date of death: 9 Jan 1893
Disease (transcribed): Bronchopneumonia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Allingham, Herbert William
Post mortem examination performed by: Jaffrey, Francis
Medical notes: Soon after birth the mother stated that the child had had prolapses of the rectum. About three days before admission the child appeared very ill and had a bad cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas, genitals and rectum
Type of incident: n/a

George Goodman, 62, Shopman

Occupation or role: Shopman
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1880
Date of death: 8 Apr 1880
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the rectum. Colotomy. Peritonitis. Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum); Colotomy (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For some years he had suffered from piles, and slight bleeding after actions of the bowels.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart and lungs
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Oppenhagen, 68, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1874
Date of death: 4 May 1874
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of rectum (colotomy). Rupture of bowel. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Colotomy (Intestines); Rupture (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: For the last ten years she had complained of loss of blood from the rectum, and some growth which used to protrude from the anus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen, mesenteric glands, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Patrick Lyon, 19, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1877
Date of death: 11 Apr 1877
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhoids. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhoids (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The case was not reported here.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Brown, 50, Cab driver

Occupation or role: Cab driver
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Mar 1879
Date of death: 4 Apr 1879
Disease (transcribed): Fractured clavicle. Fractured base of skull. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Clavicle); Fracture (Skull); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edward Brown, 40, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1860
Date of death: 29 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Chronic inflammation & hypertrophy of the skull. Chronic arachnitis. Trephining. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Arachnitis (Brain); Trephining (Skull); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was at work at the railway bridge at Pimlico, when a stone about the size of a man’s fist fell 30 feet onto his head. He was picked up insensible & conveyed here with as little delay as possible. On admission he was just recovering from his concussion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Sellar, 27, Watchmaker

Occupation or role: Watchmaker
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1885
Date of death: 14 Apr 1886
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of vertebrae. Acetabulum hip. Double psoas abscess. Pyo-nephritis. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Spine); Necrosis (Hip); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Nephritis (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship. Rouse, James. Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: This man was admitted into St George’s on July 13th and remained until August 5th. He was then suffering from rheumatic pains in the right thigh. He was sent to Wimbledon and discharged cured in a month. He was again admitted complaining of pains in the right leg and ankle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, pancreas, muscles, bones, vertebrae, femur, joints and hip
Type of incident: n/a

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