Opening up the Body: About the Post Mortem project

‘Opening Up the Body: The Post Mortem Case Books of St George's Hospital’ is a project to conserve, digitise, catalogue and make available the post mortem casebooks of St George's Hospital, 1841-1946. Alongside digital images of each case the catalogue records include information about the patients (name, age, gender, occupation, the disease(s) of which they died) and a brief summary of the case notes

There are different ways to explore this unique resource and to find your way around the collection. You can

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