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William Kent, 56, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1887
Date of death: 9 May 1887
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of oesophagus. Gradual emaciation. Gastrostomy
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Emaciation (Systemic); Gastrostomy (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Bull, William Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'The man had difficulty in swallowing for about 5 months accompanied by considerable loss of flesh. He was admitted under Dr Dickinson & transferred to the surgeon in 11 days'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Hemmings, 43, [Wife of] Shopkeeper

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shopkeeper
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1887
Date of death: 30 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Ovarian cyst
Disease (standardised): Cyst (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Champneys, Francis Henry
Medical examination performed by: Page, Harry Marmaduke
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'In January 85 patient had an attack of diarrhoea, followed by gradual swelling of abdomen. A doctor said she was pregnant, but no internal examination was made. Abdomen continued to enlarge slowly, but patient was in good health & continued to get about until 20th Feb 1887'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

James McDonough, 65, Engraver

Occupation or role: Engraver
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1888
Date of death: 23 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Episthelioma of oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'This man was originally an OP [out-patient] with difficulty in swallowing. He was admitted early in ‘88 & it was then found possible to pass a fine bougie into the stomach. At a consultation it was not thought a desirable case for gastrostomy & he went out. He got steadily more emaciated & was readmitted on June 13th’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, heart, aorta, liver, spleen, kidneys, oesophagus, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Morton, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1888
Date of death: 15 Jun 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of mammae
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Breast)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A married woman who has never been pregnant. Health was good till 2 years ago when a tumour [was] found on the left breast […] this ulcerated & has rapidly got worse. She has never had advice for her tumour’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, mesenteric glands, uterus, ovaries, sternum, shoulder

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hunt, 50, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1888
Date of death: 13 Sep 1888
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of uterus, ovaries, pancreas, & caecum. Malignant stricture of ileo-caecal valve
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Uterus, ovaries, pancreas, caecum); Stricture (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Medical notes: 'The patient was a married woman & had had 10 children. For ten years she had felt a lump in lwoer part of abdomen, on the right side, which she thought had gradually & slightly increased in size. For 12 months she had felt a sense of ‘weight’ in the lower part of abdomen, & for six months she had felt generally weak & ill, & had lost much flesh’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, peritoneum, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Wolffe, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1890
Date of death: 6 Jul 1890
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The man had had rheumatic fever four or five times. He had been losing flesh for a year and the bowels had been rather confined for six months. The legs had been swelling for two months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid gland, pericardium, heart, abdomen, stomach, pancreas, liver, suprarenals, bladder, prostate, testes, spleen, kidneys and glands
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Rosina Gould, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1890
Date of death: 30 Jun 1890
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of pylorus. Secondary growths in liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: For eight weeks the woman had suffered from pain in the right side. She had not emaciated appreciably, and never been jaundiced before this illness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Tonsils, oesophagus, bronchial glands, thyroid gland, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, suprarenals, bladder, kidneys, uterus, colon, ileum, jejunum, vermiform appendix, stomach, pancreas, liver, stomach and brain
Type of incident: n/a

George Taylor, 42, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1890
Date of death: 11 Sep 1890
Disease (transcribed): Lymphadenoma. Oedema glottidis
Disease (standardised): Adenoma (Lymph nodes); Oedema (Glottis)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: Eighteen months before admission he suffered from pain in the chest of some duration and general malaise, but seemed to recover. For twelve months he had noticed swelling of the neck, not painful but progressive. For three months he had been subject to attacks of pain in the praecordium and palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Uvula, fauces, larynx, pleurae, lungs, bronchial glands, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, kidneys, testes and lymphatic glands
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Manly, 39, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1890
Date of death: 14 Sep 1890
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma. General infiltration of peritoneum and right pleura. Origin uncertain. ? Omental
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Infiltration (Abdomen); Infiltration (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Davidson, W. Lee
Medical notes: This woman had been losing flesh for some months before admission. Menstruation had been in the habit of recurring every three weeks, but the last period had been missed, and no subsequent menstruation appeared during her residence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, lungs and heart
Type of incident: n/a

William Sullivan, 52, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1890
Date of death: 9 Aug 1890
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the pancreas. Liver secondary
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Newton, Reginald Frederick Henry
Medical notes: This man’s health had been good, with the exception of an attack of pleurisy three years ago, till March 1890 when he began to grow yellow and suffered from violent itching of the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Johnson, 65, Saw-sharpener

Occupation or role: Saw-sharpener
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1890
Date of death: 12 Sep 1890
Disease (transcribed): Pernicious anaemia. Carcinoma of pancreas, pylorus, and left lobe of liver
Disease (standardised): Anaemia, Pernicious (Systemic); Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Watts, E. H. R
Medical notes: Nine months before admission he began to suffer from epigastric pain after food and vomiting, and from loss of flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach, pylorus and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Weller, 33, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Aug 1890
Date of death: 2 Oct 1890
Disease (transcribed): Mediastinal carcinoma secondary to growth in pancreas
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Mediastinum); Cancer (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: This man had slight colic eighteen months before admission, but no other symptoms of lead poisoning at any time. For five weeks he had been short of breath on exertion and husky in his voice, and he had lost flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, pericardium, heart, lungs, larynx, thyroid, oesophagus, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, prostate, testes, suprarenals, peritoneum, intestines, vermiform appendix, pancreas, mesenteric glands and brain
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Smith, 62, Monthly nurse

Occupation or role: Monthly nurse
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1890
Date of death: 19 Sep 1890
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of peritoneum. Granular kidneys. Extreme ascites
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Davidson, W. Lee
Medical notes: For some six years she had been liable to attacks of gravel and had passed several calculi per urethra, the size varying up to that of small beans.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Stark, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Sep 1890
Date of death: 25 Oct 1890
Disease (transcribed): Leucocythaemia
Disease (standardised): Leukaemia (Blood, bone marrow)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: The woman had rheumatism in 1884, but had no other serious illness. She was married nine months before her first admission, but was never pregnant, and the catamenia were regular till six weeks before she came to the hospital, when they ceased. She seems to have been ailing somewhat for about two years, when at Christmas 1889 she first noticed swelling of the left side of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, spleen, pancreas, suprarenals, bladder, ovaries, intestines, vermiform appendix, kidneys, brain and ears
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

James Smith, 58, Box maker

Occupation or role: Box maker
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1890
Date of death: 24 Nov 1890
Disease (transcribed): Carcinomatous ulcer of stomach
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: Five months before admission he began to suffer from epigastric pain, chiefly at night, and three months later from flatulent distension of the stomach after food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, bronchi, thyroid gland, pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, oesophagus, stomach, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, suprarenals, bladder, liver, brain and middle ears
Type of incident: n/a

James Pilgrim, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1890
Date of death: 24 Feb 1891
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of pylorus. Secondary carcinoma of the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Pylorus); Carcinoma (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'No family history of cancer. The patient's father was asthmatic. The patient went to sea at the age of 14, and entered the army at 24. He travelled in many parts of the world and saw service in the Crimean campaign. He contracted no fever abroad or other illnesses. When about 40 years old he had a severe attack of ‘inflammation of the lungs'. For many years he had suffered from winter cough, and almost all his life had been liable to asthma in damp weather'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head, toes

Type of incident: n/a

James Harris, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1890
Date of death: 18 Apr 1891
Disease (transcribed): Myxo-sarcoma of lung
Disease (standardised): Myxosarcoma (Lungs)
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. This man was a carpenter who suffered from no serious illness till the end of 1887 when he had ‘pleurisy' on the left side and was laid up for a month. At Christmas 1889 he had another attack of ‘pleurisy' on the left side and was laid up for two months'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Annie Martin, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1890
Date of death: 25 Dec 1890
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of liver, pancreas and right ovary. Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Ovary); Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: The patient was an unmarried woman, a cook, and stated that until about two years before admission she had always enjoyed robust health and was very stout. Then she began to lose flesh and strength.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, pericardium, aorta, liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines, uterus and ovaries
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Meggs, 41, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1890
Date of death: 13 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Sarcoma of lung
Disease (standardised): Sarcoma (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This patient was a cook. She was married, and had borne one child. In Jan 1889 she had rheumatic fever, from which she made a good recovery. In Sept 1889 she brought up blood by the mouth on more than one occasion. This blood was thought to have come from the stomach, but there was no history of gastric pain at any time. At the beginning of 1890 she was attacked by influenza and what was diagnosed by a medical men as pleurisy on the left side'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

John Lee, 42, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1890
Date of death: 12 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Lobar pneumonia. Malignant disease of gut
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Malignant disease (Gut)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer and Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical examination performed by: Hale, Geoffrey Edward and Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This patient was a stableman. In 1863 he had ‘pleurisy' on the left side. From 1867 to 1870 he lived in an aguish district near Eastbourne. In 1874 he had a mild attack of apparently quotidian ague, but none before or since. In November 1878 he was for a few days an in-patient here, complaining of having had asthmatic attacks. He had suffered for many years from asthma in the winter, and in 1888 was for a time an inmate of Reading Hospital for this cause'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Green, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1891
Date of death: 30 Jan 1891
Disease (transcribed): Epitheliomatous stricture of oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Epithelioma (Oesophagus)
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 cancerous or other disease. The woman had borne four children. There was no history of syphilis. In childhood she had scarlatina, never rheumatism. At the end of 1888 she had diphtheria of the throat, and was said to have had a glandular abscess over the right clavicle, but no complications in the neck […] In February 1890 she began to suffer from some irritation in the throat, but it was not till the middle of March that she found some difficulty in swallowing solids'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Dawson, 40, Engine driver

Occupation or role: Engine driver
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1891
Date of death: 15 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral tumour. Vascular glioma
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Glioma (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This man was an engine-drive, and worked in that capacity till within 7 weeks of his death. He was married and had four children, and was reported to have enjoyed excellent health. He was not known to have had any serious illness. There was no history of syphilis, and he was temperate in alcohol. In September 1890 he received a blow on the back of the head from a piece of iron, but was not concussed and very soon recovered from the few days' headache which followed. About 7 weeks before admission he began to suffer from severe headache, and to lose his memory. He soon became unable to do his work, and the headache and mental deficiency increased. There were no fits and no delusions'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: Trauma / accident / suicide

James Lander, 48, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1891
Date of death: 5 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral tumour. Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Hale, Geoffrey Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Medical notes: 'This patient was a coachman. His previous health had been quite good, so far as his wife (who had borne him 6 children) was able to say. On Feb 18th he was quite well in the morning but in the evening his speech was difficult though intelligible, and he seemed quite clear in the mind. He said he did not ‘feel very well in the head'. Two days later he could only say ‘yes' & ‘no', and loss of power was noticed in the right hand. There was apparently no pain in the head at any time'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, 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

George Walker, 43, Ship's carpenter

Occupation or role: Ship's carpenter
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1891
Date of death: 4 Jun 1891
Disease (transcribed): Double pneumonia. Epithelioma (cylindrical celled) of caecum
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Epithelioma (Caecum)
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: 'There was no family history of cancerous or other disease. The man was a ship's carpenter whose health was good till about two years before admission. He then had a short attack of constipation and colic which was attributed by a medical man to lead (the patient having been occasionally concerned with white lead). After this a great tendency to constipation remained and purgatives were habitually resorted to. During the last three monhts he had suffered frequently from colicky pains; and for one months he had noticed a tumour in the right iliac region. He had lost flesh freely'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

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