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Jane Ball , 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1849
Date of death: 8 Jan 1850
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia. Disease of brain. Encephaloid deposits in connection with the dura mater.
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Brain); Disease (Brain); Cancer (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This woman was admitted complaining of loss of power in both arms and legs. She stated that she had in the first instance had a fit of some sort accompanied with unconsciousness for some hours, and she had then been paralysed on the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Jinneway, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 3 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercle in medulla oblong: lymph at base of brain. Miliary tubercles in lung. Facial paralysis. Strabismus
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Lymph (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Paralysis (Face); Strabismus (Eyes)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This child was brought by its mother to the Hospital for the purpose of having an operation for the cure of strabismus performed and admitted under the care of the surgeon. It was soon evident that it was a consequence of deep seated mischief, and she was transferred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Stacey, 64, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Laceration of the lung. Emphysema. Two old clots in the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Clot (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought to the hospital on the afternoon of the 14th of May having been knocked down by a cart & thrown upon his chest against the curb stone’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Richard Wiggins, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 19 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granules of lymph(?) on surface of pleura. Disease of liver, with cysts containing coagulated blood throughout the substance. Brain wet.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Lymph (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been ill about six weeks and had commenced with pain in the back and numbness of the legs after exposure to the cold and wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Cooper, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1849
Date of death: 29 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured laminae, spinous process & bodies of the 5th, 6th cervical vertebrae. Laceration of the cord. Congested lungs & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Spine); Congestion (Lungs, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted at 2 1/4am, with what was presumed to be fracture of the cervical portion of the vertebral column. He had also fracture of the lower fourth of the right femur & a wound of the integument at the upper part of the forehead. He had been drinking largely during the preceding day & went to bed intoxicated, but awoke during the night & fancied he heard thieves breaking into the house, whereupon he got out on the roof & in leaning over the parapet, lost his balance, & fell into the street below, a distance of 40ft’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Strange, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1850
Date of death: 4 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Chorea after rheumatic softening of the spinal chord. Adherent pericardium. Lymph on mitral valves.
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Nervous system); Softening (Spinal cord); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was unable to stand or walk when brought to the Hospital, and the report of his father who accompanied him was that he had returned from work on the morning of the 20th complaining of pains in the knees, which had since become swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, spinal chord and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Harris, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood beneath the pia mater, & in both lateral ventricles
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, a man of remarkable obesity, was admitted with a small wound at the upper part of the forehead caused by a fall from a pair of steps. It appears that for several days he had been observed to be ‘rather confused in his head’, & it is supposed that having ascended t he steps he had a slight fit and fell, for he has no recollection of the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Patrick Farran, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Lacerated meningeal artery. Extravasation of blood beneath the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted cold & collapsed, having fallen backwards into an area while ascending a ladder. He is supposed to have been drunk at the time, but the height from which he fell was not more than 5 or 6 feet’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charles Edward King, 10, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1849
Date of death: 2 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Wound of the thigh. Sloughing phagedaena. Tetanus. Congested blood vessels of the membranes of the cord. Cord & brain healthy. Increased vascularity of the nerves
Disease (standardised): Wound (Thigh); Phagedena (Tissues); Tetanus (Systemic); Congestion (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This boy, in attempting to jump from a bridge over the Paddington Canal into a boat, lacerated his thigh upon an iron spike. He was admitted an hour afterwards, having lost much blood since the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, left lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William McKenney, 34, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1849
Date of death: 9 Jan 1850
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg. Delirium. Profuse suppuration
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Delirium (Brain); Suppuration (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Howse, Alfred
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a compound fracture of both bones of the left leg produced in wrestling a short time previously while drunk.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

John Kenny, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jul 1850
Date of death: 11 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the forearm and dislocation of the wrist. Amputation. Delirium. Secondary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Arm); Dislocation (Wrist); Amputation (Arm); Delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with a compound fracture of the arm and dislocation of the wrist which was so severe that it was immediately amputated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left upper extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Bailey, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1850
Date of death: 14 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles and lymph in arachnoid. Ventricles distended with serum. Fornix soft. Tubercles in right pleura and right lung. Few tubercles in spleen.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Disease (Brain); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: The previous history of this case was not very distinct. The mother supposed his illness to have been caused by exposure to the sun.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Mortimer, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 24 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Extravasation of blood in spinal canal & in substance of cord. Brain healthy. Fractured sternum. Congested lungs. Heart atrophied. Intestines distended with flatus. Pelvis of kidneys slightly congested
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine, sternum); Extravasation (Spine); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart, intestines, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was at 11am having fallen backwards off a scaffolding from a height of about 9ft & struck the back part of his neck upon a piece of timber laying on the ground below. When picked up he was insensible, but he recovered his consciousness in a few minutes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Lydia Bradford, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1850
Date of death: 15 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular inflammation of brain and tubercles in lungs and in peritoneum. Ulceration of intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient stated that she had an attack of Rheumatism about the months previously, from which she had never perfectly recovered. She was complaining on her admission chiefly of pain in the back across the hips and extending down the back part of the left thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Macnamara, 37, Gentleman's Servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman's Servant
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1850
Date of death: 30 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Jaundice. Brain rather wet. Liver soft-bile stained
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Jaundice (Skin); Wet (Brain ); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was brought to the Hospital in a state of Delirium, and unable to give any account of himself. It was at first reported that he had had several attacks of Delirium Tremens, but this was afterwards denied.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Davies, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Aug 1850
Date of death: 8 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Acute rheumatism. Suppuration in and round joints. Delirium (with tremor). Ventricles of brain full, congested. Liver loaded. Incipient pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Suppuration (Joints); Delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Liver); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This case presented on admission very much the character of Acute Rheumatism.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and articulations
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Howell, 48, Under servant

Occupation or role: Under servant
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1850
Date of death: 11 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Slight serous effusion in brain. Heart flabby. Kidneys congested with spots of ecchymosis and a a few cysts.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Ecchymosis (Kidney); Cysts (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man was brought to the Hospital labouring under a well marked attack of Delirium Tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Hume, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1850
Date of death: 11 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Fits. Hemiplegia. Effusion in right ventricle. Softening of posterior wall. Softening of chord.
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Brain); Hemiplegia (Brain); Effusion (Brain ); Softening (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: It was made out that the patient had first suffered from fits five years before and on this occasion had a more severe fit than usual and lost the use of the whole of her left side, which had turn palsied.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal chord and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Poulter, 21, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1850
Date of death: 14 Jan 1850
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Florid spotted rash. Lymph in sub-arachnoid. Miliary tubercles in lungs. Adhesions of peritoneum with scrofulous tubercle.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Exanthema (Skin); Lymph (Brain ); Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This woman had been seized only a few days before admission with rigors, pain of head, vomiting green-coloured and bilious matter, loss of appetite and general feeling of illness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Beacham, [Age not stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [Age not stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1849
Date of death: 19 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Extensive laceration of the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted at 12pm, having received a severe blow in the mouth from a man’s foot in a drunken broil. On admission, half an hour afterwards, he was insensible apparently from drink, but he was not cold & his pulse nothing remarkable’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Woodrow, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1850
Date of death: 3 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid tumour of the brain
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient had been living very badly for a considerable time until six months before his admission when he obtained some railway work.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Heffer, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1850
Date of death: 7 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Brain wet. Ventricles distended. Miliary tubercles in lungs. Fibrous tumour of uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: The patient reported that she had had what was called a Nervous Fever ten years ago, and that six weeks back she had been seized in exactly the same way, with shivering, pain in the head and back, followed by great heat and thirst.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Napoleon Bassett, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1849
Date of death: 10 Aug 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Ruptured meningeal artery. Extravasation of blood beneath the bone & between it & the dura mater. Meningitis. Fractured clavicle. Encysted kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Meningitis (Brain); Fracture (Collarbone); Cyst (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This child was admitted with fracture of the right clavicle which had been caused by a fall down a pair of stairs a short time before. He had also on admission a tumour situated above the left ear formed of extravasated blood, which was stated by its mother to have been occasioned by a similar fall about a week before, but she had not noticed anything particular about the child in consequence’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, right upper extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Lyndon, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1850
Date of death: 13 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Howse, Alfred
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in an insensible state having been picked up some few hours previously and taken to the station house under the idea of his being drunk.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

James Turner, 29, Gentleman's Servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman's Servant
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Sep 1850
Date of death: 16 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man was said to have been first seized with a fit of an epileptic character, in which he had bitten his tongue severely, and that he had subsequently become violently delirious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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