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John Wallis, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 14 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Chronic affection of the bladder, ureter etc. with mottling & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Large foul abscess in the left loin & extensing along the psoas, into the groin. Recent pleurisy & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Bladder, ureter, kidneys); Abscess (Loin, groin); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This person had attended the hospital occasionally for many years past, and had been in the habit of having catheters introduced as an out-patient. When he applied in the 9th of April he was suffering from the usual symptoms of retention of urine and stated that he had not passed any water for twenty four hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Simpson, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1846
Date of death: 13 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the uterus and left fallopian tube after parturition. Peritonitis of a low character. Small lacerated wound in anterior part of vagina. Other viscera healthy. Veins healthy.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Uterus); Inflammation (Fallopian tubes); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Wound (Vagina)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was delivered about ten days before admission of a nine months child. The labour lasted sixteen hours during which time she was convulsed and insensible. She remembered nothing of the labour but its commencement.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Grieves, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 03 Mar 1847
Date of death: 26 Mar 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritis. Compressed lung from thickening of pleura. Specs of atheroma on aorta. Cirrhosis of liver with ascites.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Compressed (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur. Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient whose whole appearance was indicative of ill-health was admitted with an abscess over the sacrum, the result of an injury received some time previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Parritt, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1848
Date of death: 8 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Suppuration in substance of omentum.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Suppuration (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with symptoms of strangulated hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Groves, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1851
Date of death: 31 Mar 1851
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia & operation 3 days after the earliest symptoms. Hernial sac contained also omentum which was adherent around the neck. Peritonitis. Perforation of ileum found with crested & whitened edges. Fibrinous clot found in branches of pulmonary artery on the right side
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Ileum); Clot (Blood vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that she ruptured herself about 5 years ago after some unusual exertion, & that on walking about, or taking any active exercise, the hernia always descended. She could return it herself without difficulty. She had never worn a truss’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

[No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: Apr 1841
Date of death: Apr 1841
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Strangulated hernia. Abortion. Uterine haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia; Miscarriage; Haemorrhage (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient was three months gone in the family way when she was brought into the house for strangulated hernia. She was operated upon by Mr Cutler [Edward Cutler]; abortion came on after the operation and this was followed by uterine haemorrhage; she died the 2nd day after the operation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen ('The uterus was about the size of the egg of an ostrich; its tissue and the ovaries were apparently healthy. They were not examined as Dr Lee [Robert Lee] wished to have them so as to prepare the uterine nerves and vessels’)

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Pinchin, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1841
Date of death: 12 Apr 1841
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery. Jaundice
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Blood vessels); Jaundice (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'In this case the secretion from the salivary glands was of a yellowish colour; a fortnight previous to her death the patient menstruated, the linen that she then made use of was stained of a yellowish colour’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium, knee-joint

Type of incident: n/a

William Adams, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 15 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer on the shin. Pneumonia. Phthisis. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Old and recent peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with large varicose ulcers of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

William Jones, 64, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1849
Date of death: 7 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid & melanotic tumours in the subcutaneous areolar tissue, in the liver, spleen, mesentery & intestines
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Liver, spleen, mesentery, intestines)
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 with numerous tubercles, apparently malignant, developed in the subcutaneous cellular tissue over various parts of the body, but most numerous over the abdominal parieties. They were firm but not hard like scirrhus, lobulated on their surface, & not tender when handled. By far the greater number varied in size from that of a split pea to that of a bean, but 5 or 6 were as large or larger than walnuts’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary A Harris, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1844
Date of death: 26 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Peritonitis. Necrosis of the rami of the Ischium and Pubis.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lung); Necrosis (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert. Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a small tumour situated in the labium and apparently connected with the ramus of the pubis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Smith, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1841
Date of death: 30 Mar 1841
Disease (transcribed): Secondary inflammations after a puncture wound of the finger
Disease (standardised): Wound (Hand); Inflammation (Hand)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Three weeks previous to the admission of this patient she had pricked the end of her middle finger. Inflammation of the arm etc followed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, knee-joint, right arm

Type of incident: n/a

George Dyer, 31, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1851
Date of death: 26 Feb 1851
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of axillary glands. Similar deposit in lungs, heart & omentum
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Armpit, lungs, heart, omentum)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man who had been a gardener by profession, presented at his admission to the hospital rather a wan & cachectic appearance & stated that as long as he could remember he had had a growth on the small of the back’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Kandering, 41, Chimney sweep

Occupation or role: Chimney sweep
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1848
Date of death: 5 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Chimney sweep’s cancer of the scrotum. Sloughing ulceration of glands in groin. Secondary deposits in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Scrotum); Ulcer (Groin); Deposit (Lungs)
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 chimney sweep by trade, was admitted with a cancerous ulcer situated on the right side & lower part of the scrotum. About 3 years before, there first appeared, in the situation now occupied by the ulcer, a small warty excrescence which enlarged very slowly & without pain. This in about two years began to ulcerate, but as it gave him no inconvenience he did not seek medical aid. In the course of another three months a gland in the right groin began to enlarge and finally wen on to ulceration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, scrotum, penis, inguinal regions

Type of incident: n/a

John Sparks, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jan 1850
Date of death: 29 Feb 1850
Disease (transcribed): Fractured femur. Pleuritis. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Howse, Alfred
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man was admitted with a fracture of the right femur about its centre caused by a mill stone of great weight falling on the limb.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and right lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Sherley, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1852
Date of death: 5 Feb 1852
Disease (transcribed): Injury of the abdomen from the wheel of a dray. Laceration of integuments and inguinal region and of the muscles at upper and inner part of the thigh
Disease (standardised): Injury (Abdomen); Laceration (Abdomen); Laceration (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was knocked down by a dray a short time before his admission, the wheel of which passed over the lower part of his abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left thigh and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Sophia Crompton, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 10 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very lower character. Viscera in abdomen and thorax healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert. Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Daffey, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1845
Date of death: 17 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Internal haemorrhoids. Ligature. Phlebitis. Secondary abscesses in liver and lung. Pleurisy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhoids (Anus); Ligature; Phlebitis (Blood vessels); Abscess (Liver, lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted for an indurated venereal sore upon the upper surface of the skin of the penis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: n/a

Robert White, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Aug 1847
Date of death: 29 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Cachectic ulcer of the penis. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Penis); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The particulars of this case are not recorded, as the body was removed without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of friends
Type of incident: n/a

Mark Putney, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1844
Date of death: 8 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Caries of lumbar vertebrae. Psoas abscesses, the one on the left side communicating with the Hip. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Old adhesions of lung. Other viscera healthy.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Adhesions (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Spitta, Robert John
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Walter, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Sep 1845
Date of death: 25 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of femoral artery. Diffuse inflammation of cellular tissue behind peritoneum in left iliac and lumbar region, after operation
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Thigh); Inflammation (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Upon admission an oval pulsatory tumor presented itself, immediately below Pouparts ligament upon the left side. The tumor could be almost entirely emptied by pressure, but filled again immediately by successive pulsations as soon as the pressure was removed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Pope, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Aug 1849
Date of death: 31 Aug 1849
Disease (transcribed): Prolapsus uteri. Semi-purulent fluid in the peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Prolapse (Uterus); Suppuration (Peritoneum)
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 with prolapsus uteri from which she suffered for several months. The greater portion of the organ was lying external to the labiae vaginae and enormously enlarged’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Gibson, 36, [No occupation stated]

  • Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
    Age: 36
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 19 Jan 1842
    Date of death: 26 Jan 1842
    Disease (transcribed): Caries of cervical vertebrae
    Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine)
    Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
  • Keate, Robert
    Medical examination performed by: n/a
    Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
    Medical notes: 'The penis had been amputated some time since’
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Bridget Killacker, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Nov 1841
Date of death: 26 Jan 1842
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Cirrhosis
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient had been tapped 5 days previous to her death’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Daveney, 40, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1851
Date of death: 9 Nov 1851
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of both bones of the right leg & sloughing of the wound. Secondary lobular pneumonia in the right lung. Old pleural adhesions on both sides. Recent pericarditis. Purulent deposits in the liver & slight peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Sloughing (Leg); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposit (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This man was a travelling carman & [?] and seemed to have led rather an irregular life. He was admitted on the 15th of October having received a kick from a horse on the right leg. The blow had fractured the leg & it appeared that in endeavouring to rise afterwards he had caused the fractured end of the tibia to protrude […] Nothing is known of the history of the old bullet wound’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right leg, abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Watts, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Oct 1847
Date of death: 28 Oct 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive ulceration of rectum, with abscess from ulceration of bowel. Extensive peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a very weakly condition with fistula in ano, surrounded by considerable induration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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