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Ellen Weller, 24, [Child of] Gardener

Occupation or role: [Child of] Gardener
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1888
Date of death: 16 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Abscess between stomach and diaphragm. Possibly started originally from a gastric ulcer. Bursting of the abscess into the general peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Stomach, diaphragm); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The father of the patient said that about a year before she came to St George’s she had an attack of ‘pleurisy’ and was ill for 5 months. The patient herself gave no account of an illness resembling pleurisy, but said she had suffered from palpitations and ‘globus’. When she came into the hospital she complained of pain at the lower part of the thorax’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Frances Dyball, 48, Tailoress

Occupation or role: Tailoress
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1888
Date of death: 21 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia. Abscesses in muscles, lungs, liver, spleen. Dilatation of common bile duct
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic); Abscess (Muscles, lungs, liver, spleen); Disease (Bile duct)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Two of the patient’s sisters died of phthisis. There is no other family history of disease. The patient has had 4 children, one of whom died of bronchitis. She had scarlatina when a child and two attacks of rheumatic fever, the last 29 years before she came to St George’s. She was in King’s College Hospital about 7 years ago. The nature of her illness was not clear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

John Hyland, 48, Paper stainer

Occupation or role: Paper stainer
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1881
Date of death: 9 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He has been a paper stainer all his life using much lead, arsenic, copper & mercury. He was an in-patient of St George's 24 years ago with colic; he has had none since; no wrist drop. For the last 20 years he has had frequent long attacks of cough and dyspnoea; for the last ten at least much polyuria. He has been a heavy drinker up to 1870 but slightly moderated his excesses since then'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Francis, 31, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1891
Date of death: 5 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Vegetative endocarditis. Cerebral embolism and softening. Carcinoma of pylorus
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Embolism (Brain); Carcinoma (Pylorus)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history of disease: mother living and hale. The woman was a cook, unmarried, and 11 months before her death she bore a healthy child. During her pregnancy she tried to conceal her condition by tight lacing and suffered from much vomiting. After her confinement she worked hard and had ill-health. The catamenia [menstruation] did not reappear, and she was much troubled with dyspeptic symptoms. Nothing more definite was ascertainable'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a n/a

Emma Penny, 34, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1880
Date of death: 9 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria retentis. Rupture of vagina. Puerpural fever
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidneys); Rupture (Vagina); Postpartum depression (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Barnes, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Hunt, Edgar Atlee
Medical notes: 'Has always enjoyed fair health. Has been married 12 months. When admitted she was nearly eight months pregnant. Has felt child but little & not at all during last week or two. Cold dead weight at lower part of abdomen'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, bladder, generative organs

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Allen, 29, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1888
Date of death: 6 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Numerous pyaemic patches of consolidation in the lungs. The primary source of infection was not found
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Lungs)
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: 'When he first came to the hospital he told the house physician that six days before admission he had pain in the loins; that he had had neither diarrhoea nor constipation and that that morning he had shivered & felt sick, but had not vomited. He denied having drunk to excess’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Mary / Bridget Nolan, 28, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis?
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was in good health till 4 years before her admission. She then had an attack of acute rheumatism: this lasted for three weeks. For several months before she came to the hospital she had abdominal pain occasionally: the pain was worse after food’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Peritoneum, bladder, small intestine

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Madge, 51, [Wife of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. All cavities of the heart dilated. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatic fever. She said that for 30 years she had suffered from bronchitis every winter. From October 1887 till she came into the hospital she was much troubled with cough and shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, sternum, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Faizey, 39, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1888
Date of death: 10 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of left lower lobe. Effusion of lymph into the membranes of the brain
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Effusion (Brain)
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 said by his wife to be a ‘free drinker’, but not a drunkard. He was well till about a week before his admission when he began to suffer to aching of the legs, abdominal pain and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver, intestines, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Lilly Savage, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1880
Date of death: 9 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the pia mater and lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Father healthy. Mother delicate. The patient was the 7th child. Four others have died in childhood from chest diseases. The child was weaned at 6 months of age. Since has constantly ailed with cough, screaming fits, diarrhoea, capricious appetite. Could not walk until more than 2 years of age. Has often complained of headache'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Genever, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1881
Date of death: 23 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer of the ileum. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father died of phthisis 3 years ago; the mother is healthy; the rest of the family healthy except a younger sister who is at home with symptoms similar to his own. He has had measles badly; no scarlet fever; no other disease; no history of cough. A week ago he lost his appetite & had much headache, thirst & vomiting'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, intestinal tract

Type of incident: n/a

William Maxell, 45, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1881
Date of death: 26 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Pernicious anaemia
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of family disease. Up to 1879 he has led a healthy life & has had strength fully equal to the average. Height 5ft6, weight 10st 7lb. In constant work as a baker; living good, no overwork, no dyspeptic symptoms, of fresh colour. During 1879 he went through a long treatment by mercury & Pot. Iod. [potassium iodide] for primary syphilis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach

Type of incident: n/a

Kate Gleeson, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1881
Date of death: 29 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. Hypertrophy & dilatation of the heart. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Family history healthy. No history of rheumatism or previous illness. Healthy & active as a child. Has had measles & whooping cough; no scarlet fever. Two months ago she is described by her father as having a red patchy rash on her legs, not noticed elsewhere, not accompanied by any considerable pain. She lay in bed for 2 days; she got up to look at the snow storm on Jan 18 & is said to have caught cold'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tubbs, 1 ½, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1881
Date of death: 11 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of the meninges, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'The family history is healthy both on father's & mother's side. The child has been suckled up to admission but has also had lately portions of its parents' food: no habitual cough. Three months ago it began to have whooping cough from which it has only just recovered. About May 1 its appetite completely failed, it became very restless at night and screamed occasionally violently'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, spleen, liver, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wynne, 26, Draper’s assistant

Occupation or role: Draper’s assistant
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1888
Date of death: 30 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration throughout the whole length of the large intestine. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Ten or twelve years before his admission he had congestion of the lungs and was in bed a month. He had no other illness till the beginning of 1888 when he began to suffer from diarrhoea. His bowels were open 2 or 3 times daily. He recovered from the flux to some extent but not entirely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Goodfellow, 47, Bailiff

Occupation or role: Bailiff
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1886
Date of death: 20 Jan 1887
Disease (transcribed): Empyema
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Was a healthy abstemious man till 1883: in this year he had an attack of pleurisy & in the summer of 1884 an abscess burst near the left nipple. This has never healed & he was IP [in-patient] in '86 for 1 month at the London Hospital'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: pleurae, lungs, larynx, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, skin
Illustrations: NoChart
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Williams, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1881
Date of death: 30 May 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Family history good; he would give no history of disease before 1880. He indulged very freely in alcohol, both beer and spirits. In January 1880 he was admitted as in-patient after a severe attack of epistaxis. His urine contained bile but no albumen'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum

Type of incident: n/a

William Griggs, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1881
Date of death: 7 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis of lung
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'No history of heritable family disease. He had no illness as a boy; no history of swollen glands; no excess of diaphoresis; a strong dislike to fat; absence of any cough till about 4 years ago. He came in as an in-patient under Mr Rouse [James Rouse] May 10, 1880 and some abnormality was noticed in the lungs. He was operated on for fistula with considerable relief; the wound was slow in healing. Since then the cough has grown much more severe'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

David Fitzpatrick, 36, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1881
Date of death: 17 Jan 1881
Disease (transcribed): Empyema
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Harper, Gerald Samuel and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Mother's relations said to be consumptive. Father, 3 brothers & 2 sisters all died of lung disease. During several past winters he had suffered from troublesome winter cough. No haemoptysis at any time. Since last autumn the cough became worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Wood, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1843
Date of death: 3 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward 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: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Youngman, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1881
Date of death: 18 Jun 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart valves. Lardaceous infiltration. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lardaceous disease; Pneumonia (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father is said to have died of dropsy consequent upon heart disease; he had had several attacks of rheumatism. The rest of the family are reported not to be strong but no definite disease is described. He had frequent attacks of Quinsey when a boy, none after 21. Syphilis at 20. No history of rheumatism. He has been in the habit of drinking large quantities of spirits until 18 months ago when he became a teetotaler'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Lucas, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1843
Date of death: 4 Oct 1843
Disease (transcribed): Imperforate Vagina.
Disease (standardised): Imperforate (Vagina)
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: Abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Frank Jon , 16, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1887
Date of death: 28 Jun 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: des Voeux, Harold Antoine
Medical notes: 'The patient was of healthy family & personal history though slightly liable to winter coughs'

Illustrations: NoChart
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Leigh, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1881
Date of death: 1 Jul 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral congestion. Endocarditis. Granular kidneys (infarct)
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Infarct (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'She had rheumatic fever at 10; no subsequent oedema. In Jan 1880 she had syphilis with marked secondary symptoms in throat & skin. She was for 6 months under treatment. Five weeks ago she felt pains in her legs & left shoulder, with some shivering & loss of appetite; much headache; some palpitation felt. She could walk without difficulty. The next morning she found she could not stand'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Ambrose Morgan, 22, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1881
Date of death: 18 Jul 1881
Disease (transcribed): Mitral disease. Hypertrophy. Adherent pericardium
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Willis, Arthur Keith
Post mortem examination performed by: ? and Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Seven years ago he had rheumatic fever; some oedema of legs followed, which disappeared after convalescence. He began to feel rheumatic pains in right calf of leg, then in left, about 13-14 days before admission'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

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