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Agnes Wilson, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Aug 1896
Date of death: 10 Oct 1896
Disease (transcribed): Large heart. Cardiac failure
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Heart); Failure (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient had swollen legs and belly, she had been short of breath for a year and the water was very scanty.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, adrenals, stomach, uterus, bladder, spleen and toe joints
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Foot, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1895
Date of death: 16 Jun 1895
Disease (transcribed): Chronic bronchitis. Dilatation of right heart. Tricuspid regurgitation
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: This patient gave a history of winter cough for the last four years with attacks of bronchitis every winter.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Albert Jerome, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Sep 1896
Date of death: 12 Oct 1896
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of stomach. Gout. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Gout (Joints); Disease (Kidney)

Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: When fifteen the patient had a discharge from the right leg just below the knee and a little flake of bone came away. Ever since then he had had a discharging sinus from this leg and the upper part of the tibia was much thickened.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, adrenals, spleen, bladder, testis, joints and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Alec Kohanooske, 42, Hairdresser

Occupation or role: Hairdresser
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1893
Date of death: 7 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Calculous suppression of urine
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Ureter); Suppression of urine (Ureter)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John. Dent, Clinton Thomas. Haward, John Warrington
Medical examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: In April 1892 this man passed a stone by the urethra. In July 1892 he suffered from an attack of pain in the left loin, shooting into the groin, lasting for five days, and accompanied by vomiting and shivering. A fortnight before admission he had a precisely similar attack.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, aorta, liver, intestines, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cairns, 3 ½, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 3 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1896
Date of death: 10 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular meningitis. (Drainage of fluid from membranes of the cord)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain); Fluid (Spinal cord) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William and Bennett, William Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Mother never attended at times when she could be seen by Medical Registrar so no history obtained. Child complained of pains in abdomen and vomiting. He was very peevish and pointed to umbilicus when asked where it hurt him but there was no abdominal resistance and free abdominal breathing'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, spinal cord

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Cox, 37, Hawker

Occupation or role: Hawker
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1896
Date of death: 14 Apr 1896
Disease (transcribed): Gumma of liver. Perihepatitis. Jaundice and ascites
Disease (standardised): Granuloma (Liver); Perihepatitis (Liver); Jaundice (Skin); Ascites (Abdomen)
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 was quite well till three months before admission when he had to leave off work on account of pains in the stomach and morning sickness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, intestines, testes and toe joint
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Tovey, 58, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1896
Date of death: 26 Jul 1896
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Disseminated. Catarrhal and fibrinous
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient had rheumatic fever two or three years before admission and several slight attacks of rheumatism three months before admission wit pains in the joints. Two months ago he was laid up with pains in the lower part of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, trachea, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, appendix, rectum, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, testes and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Washington, 39, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Sep 1896
Date of death: 7 Feb 1897
Disease (transcribed): Aortic and mitral stenosis and incompetence
Disease (standardised): Aortic valve stenosis (Heart); Mitral valve stenosis (Heart); Aortic Valve insufficiency (Heart); Mitral valve insufficiency (Heart) ()
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Mother died of consumption, Rheumatic fever in 1875 laid up 2 months, Enteric fever 1878, Quite well till last Christmas when he caught a bad cold and cough, since then somewhat short of breath, never any swelling of legs, kept at work till a fortnight before admission when he 'got a little more beer than usual', breath then got much worse, palpitations of heart at night, Bowels regular as a rule'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Alice Duncombe, 25, Stillroom maid

Occupation or role: Stillroom maid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1896
Date of death: 2 Jan 1897
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Ecchymosis in brain and elsewhere. 'Chorea'
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Ecchymosis (Skin); Chorea (Central nervous system) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'Family history nothing of importance. No previous chorea, no scarlet fever, Rheumatic fever twice. 1st when 7 years old, 2nd 5 years ago. Present illness began 3 weeks before admission with pain in back and head went to bed at once and remained there till admission. The choreic movements began 2 or 3 days before admission 'all over her' and gradually became worse'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, blood, joints
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Andrew Baigent, 38, Lamplighter

Occupation or role: Lamplighter
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1896
Date of death: 25 Jun 1896
Disease (transcribed): Large heart. Cardiac failure
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Heart); Failure (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient was an In Patient fifteen years ago with rheumatic fever, and from March 6th to 17th of this year with a similar attack to present. Since discharge his cough had been worse at times.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs larynx, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, stomach, bladder, testes and toe joints
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Lawrence, 7 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1896
Date of death: 19 Apr 1896
Disease (transcribed): Measles. Bronchopneumonia. Rickets
Disease (standardised): Measles (Immune system); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Rickets (Bones)

Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: For a few days before admission the patient had been feverish and had slight convulsions. On April 13th the mother gave the child a mustard bath on account of the convulsions and after this noticed a rash.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, intestines, stomach, kidneys and adrenals
Type of incident: n/a

Annie McLauchlin, 17, Mill worker

Occupation or role: Mill worker
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1896
Date of death: 30 Aug 1896
Disease (transcribed): Capillary bronchitis. Bronchopneumonia or disseminated pneumonia. Collapse of lung
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Bronchopneumonia (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Atelectasis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: For the last three months the patient had been feeling ill with cough, nausea in the morning, weakness and pain in the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Stomach, intestines, liver, kidneys, adrenals, spleen, bladder, uterus, ovaries, tubes, lungs, heart and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Annie Sheenan, 25, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 May 1895
Date of death: 4 Jun 1895
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis. Embolism of left middle cerebral artery
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Embolism (Arteries)
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 been short of breath for two years. Five days before admission she was seized with retching, cough and pain across the top of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, adrenals, stomach, pancreas, ovaries, uterus and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Chapman, 2, [No occupation stated]

  • Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
    Age: 2
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 23 Dec 1895
    Date of death: 11 Feb 1896
    Disease (transcribed): Pemphigus. Septicaemia
    Disease (standardised): Pemphigus (Skin); Sepsis (Systemic)

    Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
    Medical examination performed by: n/a
    Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
  • Wells, Sydney Russell
    Medical notes: n/a
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, bladder, testes, intestines and brain
    Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Cooper, 19, Pawnbroker

Occupation or role: Pawnbroker
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1896
Date of death: 10 Jul 1896
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis. Perforation of intestine. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: The patient was first admitted on January 15th 1896 when he gave the history that he had had good health till a month before when he suffered from back ache and distension of the stomach after food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, bladder, testis, lungs, larynx and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Newnham, 31, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1896
Date of death: 11 Dec 1896
Disease (transcribed): Contracting white kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: Three wees before admission swelling of the legs and face occurred ‘through getting a chill’, with cough and increased swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, heart, liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, testis and toe joints
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Richardson, 36, Sadler

Occupation or role: Sadler
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Aug 1896
Date of death: 13 Sep 1896
Disease (transcribed): Lymphadenoma
Disease (standardised): Adenoma (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: For about fifteen years he had a lump under the right arm which never gave him any pain or trouble. Six months before admission he noticed lumps in the left groin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, innominate glands, oesophagus, larynx, heart, thyroid, intestines, appendix, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, ureters, stomach, duodenum, bile ducts, testicles and knee joint
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Robertson, 4 ½, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 4 ½
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1897
Date of death: 7 Feb 1897
Disease (transcribed): Congenital morbus cordis. Thrombosis of pulmonary artery
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Thrombosis (Heart) ()
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: 'No childish ailments, always a 'very high colour', His breathing was first noticed to be bad when he began to walk, about 12 months ago he gave up running about, began to sit over the fire and always complained of being cold, never had haemoptysis but was very sick several times last summer, bring [sic] up 'what looked like blood' but at the time was taking a reddish coloured medicine'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Williams, 28, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Oct 1896
Date of death: 29 Nov 1896
Disease (transcribed): Dermoid growth invading the lung. Haemoptysis
Disease (standardised): Dermoid cyst (Lung); Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract)

Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, Cyril
Medical notes: He had been ill on and off for the last five years with his chest, beginning with congestion of the lungs and right side pneumonia. Five weeks before admission a bad cough came on with vomiting of phlegm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach, intestines and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Beatrice Howell, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1896
Date of death: 29 Oct 1896
Disease (transcribed): Otitis media. Abscess in cerebellum
Disease (standardised): Otitis media (Ear); Abscess (Brain)

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 had a left aural discharge for some time and lately complained of headache and pain behind the right ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, brain and ears
Type of incident: n/a

Bedingfield or Benjamin Braham, 25, Attendant

Occupation or role: Attendant
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1893
Date of death: 13 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: This patient was an inmate of this hospital very many times after April 1887, when he was admitted for the first time having well marked heart disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, bronchial glands, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Cox, 35, Bus driver

Occupation or role: Bus driver
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1893
Date of death: 28 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Caries of alveolar border of upper jaw. Septicaemia
Disease (standardised): Caries (Jaw); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: In February 1891 he was under treatment in this hospital for what appeared to be chronic pyaemia of unknown origin. For eighteen months after leaving he had fair health, but then he began to suffer from ulceration of the mouth and throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, trachea, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, testes, intestines and pancreas
Type of incident: n/a

Bertha House, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1895
Date of death: 5 Sep 1895
Disease (transcribed): Contracted white kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Fyffe, William Kington
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: This woman was suffering from general anasarca, dyspnoea and drowsiness following a confinement during which she was insensible most of the time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Bessie James, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1896
Date of death: 14 Nov 1896
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: During the few weeks before the present illness she complained of shaking and occasional numbness of the right hand. During the last few months she had been very excitable and irritable, occasionally complaining of pains in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head
Type of incident: n/a

Blanch Taylor, 30, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1893
Date of death: 13 Apr 1893
Disease (transcribed): Disease of aortic and mitral valves. Grave’s disease. Pigmentation suggesting Addison’s disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Graves disease (Thyroid gland); Addison disease (Adrenal glands)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Wells, Sydney Russell
Medical notes: This patient was admitted here for the first time in January 1892, when the following history was given. For two and a half years she had been suffering from intermittent diarrhoea as well as prominence of the eyes, enlargement of the throat, palpitation and attacks of faintness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, aorta, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, kidneys, bladder, intestines, uterus and appendages
Type of incident: n/a

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