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Ernest Jacobs, 32, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 5 May 1906
Date of death: 16 Jul 1906
Disease (transcribed): Large aneurysm of innominate artery. ? Irritation of the vagus. Heart failure
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Mediastinum); Irritation (Vagus nerve); Heart failure (Heart);
Admitted under the care of: Turner, George Robertson
Medical examination performed by: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: 'Patient admitted for pulsating swelling in the region of the R. [right] sterno clavicular joint – He was formerly a solider and was 6 years in India – he went through the S. [South] African war, after which he left the service and took to work as a bargee. Quite well till 11 months before admission when he noticed pain in the R. [Right] side of head and R. [Right] shoulder. There was unilateral R. [Right] sweating from almost the beginning. The R. [Right] arm had been distinctly weak for past 6 months. The lump in the region of the sterno clavicular joint had been noticed for 5 or 6 weeks: it had increased considerably in size during the 14 days before admission. Loss of flesh lately. No dysphagia. Doubtful history of syphilis'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Gowen, 39, Railway porter

Occupation or role: Railway porter
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Date of admission: 16 May 1878
Date of death: 28 May 1878
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the arch pointing in trachea – Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Bronchopneumonia (Lung);
Admitting doctor: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
PM performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: 'History. Robust man: had served under the confederate flag in the american war: Diaphoresis habitually scanty: nearly always drunk from 1860 to 1872: chiefly on spirits: tolerably sober after that. Venereal sore in 1862: no constitutional manifestns [manifestations]. Attack of L. [Left] hemiplegia in 1870: from that time he had occasional loss of power in the leg, or pain in the arm, with shivering if exposed to chills. Subject to frontal headaches, and intolerant of fat for 3 or 4 years. Subject to palpitation for 12 mo [months]. Five weeks before admission his throat became sore, and painful in swallowing: after a week it was less so'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen
Type of incident: n/a

George Campbell, 22 months, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 22 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Aug 1883
Date of death: 11 Au g1883
Disease (transcribed): Disease of petrous bone. Pyaemia. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Skull); Sepsis (Systemic); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Post mortem examination performed by: Giles, Oswald
Medical notes: He had been in very good health until after serving in the Zulu war he had a sunstroke in South Africa in June 1882 and was invalided home. Seventeen days before admission he had great pain in the right ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain and bones
Type of incident: n/a

George William Billingsley, 21, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1857
Date of death: 28 Jan 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Dilatation and hypertrophy of the heart
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been invalided home from the Crimea on account of cough, pain in the chest and spitting of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Labrosse, 49, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1888
Date of death: 14 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Chronic Bright’s disease from pale, granular, contracted kidneys. Bronchitis and oedema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys); Bronchitis (Lungs); Edema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said he had undergone great privations in the France-German war of 1870. On one occasion a Bavarian soldier struck him on the back of his neck. A fatty tumour afterwards appeared on the site of the injury. He was however in good health till a year before admission when he had bronchitis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, spleen, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, testes

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lowther, 58, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jul 1891
Date of death: 28 Jul 1891
Disease (transcribed): Diarrhoea
Disease (standardised): Diarrhoea (Bowels)
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: 'This man was for some years an indoor servant, but had been out of employment for six months before his death. Formerly he had been a ship's steward. He was on board ‘The Challenger' at the time of the American war, and contracted ague in Vera Cruz in 1862. He afterwards voyaged to India, but had no more ague and never suffered from dysentery'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jack Gillespie, 23, Rifleman

Occupation or role: Rifleman
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1917
Date of death: 15 Jun 1917
Disease (transcribed): Shrapnel wound of spine & cord
Disease (standardised): Wound (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine

Type of incident: War

John Lewicki, 75, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 75
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1860
Date of death: 11 Feb 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of liver. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'An old soldier, formerly of Napoleon’s Polish lancers. He had fought in nearly all the wars of the empire. He had been frost-bitten at Beresina [battle of Berezina, 1812], and again at Moscow [?battle of Borodina, 1812]. He was wounded at Austerlitz [battle of Austerlitz, 1805], recovered a sabre cut at Vittoria [battle of Vitoria, 1813]. Altogether he shewed seven scars. He escaped from Waterloo [battle of Waterloo, 1815] unhurt. Latterly he enjoyed a pension for a few years, but lost it on account of his republican views. He was expelled from Paris and contrived to get his living by selling pencils about the streets of London. He attributed his illness to eating sprats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, as it was sent to Kinnerton Street [Medical School]; but the liver was taken out, and preserved as a preparation’

Type of incident: n/a

John Male, 63, Night watchman

Occupation or role: Night watchman
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Nov 1890
Date of death: 19 Dec 1890
Disease (transcribed): Partial enterocele. Peritonitis. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
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: This man was a veteran of the Crimean War. His health was robust till near the end of 1888, when he began to suffer from oedema of the legs and shortness of breath. From January to May 1889 he was an inmate of this hospital with some oedema and a very irregular heart, and mitral stenosis was diagnosed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Liver, spleen, suprarenals, pancreas, testes, bladder, kidneys, costal and laryngeal cartilages, pericardium, heart, larynx, thyroid, bronchial glands, head and joints
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted] 26, Chemist

Occupation or role: Chemist
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1925
Date of death: 22 Jun 1925
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse bronchiectasis
Disease (standardised): Bronchiectasis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, Henry Cecil Herbert
Medical notes: The patient had gas poisoning during the war in 1918, bronchitis as a child and pleurisy in 1920. He had had cough for many years. About a months ago he became much worse. He was fatigued, lost appetite and the sputum became very purulent.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, aorta, larynx, thyroid, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Oct 1940
Date of death: 21 Oct 1940
Disease (transcribed): Clinical diagnosis: Multiple penetrating wounds. Compound fracture of pubis. F.B. in tissues
Disease (standardised): Wound (Systemic); Fracture (Pubic bone); Foreign bodies (Tissues)
Admitted under the care of: Siddons, Arthur Harold Makins
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

[Name redacted], 19, Capstan lathe operator

Occupation or role: Capstan lathe operator
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Oct 1944
Date of death: 17 May 1945
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Bellingham-Smith, Eric
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: He was admitted with swelling of the legs and face. He was treated in the Naval Hospital for some weeks before being discharged from the Navy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, suprarenals, stomach and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 21, R.A.F.

Occupation or role: R.A.F.
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1945
Date of death: 1 Feb 1945
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of the liver due to infective hepatitis
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Hepatitis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bellingham-Smith, Eric
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: He had malaise, painful swelling of the feet, ankles and knees, and jaundice. He was in the Sick Quarters in the R.A.F. in April 1944 with jaundice, clay coloured stools and dark urine. He was seen by the Medical Specialist when he was still jaundiced, who diagnosed infective hepatitis with liver damage. He had been on light duty till four days ago when the above symptoms appeared.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Skeletal system, heart, lungs, abdomen, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, spleen and endocrines
Type of incident: n/a

[Name redacted], 27, P.C.

Occupation or role: P.C.
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Sep 1940
Date of death: 28 Apr 1940
Disease (transcribed): Clinical diagnosis: Cerebral laceration
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Darte Logue, Valentine
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: No autopsy
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

[Name redacted], 35, P.C.

Occupation or role: P.C.
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Sep 1940
Date of death: 1 Oct 1940
Disease (transcribed): Suppression of urine, following bomb injuries
Disease (standardised): Suppression (Urine)
Admitted under the care of: Gwillim, Calvert Merton
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No autopsy
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

[Name redacted], 41, Night porter

Occupation or role: Night porter
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1934
Date of death: 28 Apr 1934
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain);
Admitted under the care of: Torrens, James Aubrey
Medical examination performed by:
Post mortem examination performed by:
Medical notes: 'On March 31st had a severe headache. This persisted for 10 days. On april 13th there was severe frontal pain and he became unconscious. Later in the same evening he had another attack and was delirious all the next day. On recovery of consciousness he complained of diplopia […] He has a history of a shrapnel wound in the head and of being blown up, with perforation of the eardrums’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, pleurae, pericardium, heart, valves, vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, urinary bladder, alimentary canal
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