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Mary Robinson, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1847
Date of death: 20 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleurisy. Vomicae and tubercles of both lungs with pneumonia and condensation of pulmonary structure. Oedema of leg and thigh with inflammation of femoral and other veins.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Oedema (Leg); Inflammation (Veins); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Nicolas, 37, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1851
Date of death: 7 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Double pleurisy. Miliary tubercles & vomicae in both lungs, also emphysema. Ulceration of mucous membrane covering vocal chords & of the caecum, colon & rectum to considerable extent
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Suppuration (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Ulcer (Vocal cords, caecum, colon, rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man, who was a groom by employment, complained of having suffered from cough & pain in the chest for 3 months, that he had lost flesh rapidly during the last month, but he had never spit blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, trachea, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Eatwell, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 21 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Bronchitis. White patch upon the heart. Gangrenous state of inside of the cheek with thickening of the tonsils from the use of mercury apparently
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Gangrene (Cheek);Thickening (Palatine tonsil)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The mother said he had been ailing ever since Christmas but did not know what was the matter with him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, pharynx and mouth
Type of incident: n/a

John Stevens, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 30 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis. Haemoptysis. Scrofulous Kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: At his admission he had a cough with purulent expectoration tinged with blood; there was considerable difficulty of breathing with severe pain extending across the chest and down the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Letitia Mawby, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1848
Date of death: 12 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Hooping cough. Purulent bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Whooping cough (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of friends
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Strangeman, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1846
Date of death: 21 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the posterior mediastinum enveloping the large vessels, trachea, bronchi and oesophagus and spreading to the structure of the left lung, mucous membrane of trachea and bronchi contaminated. Other organs healthy. Old adhesions
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Thoracic cavity); Cancer (Trachea); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry. Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: From the account given by this patient it appeared that last December a swelling about the size of a marble formed in the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John McKew, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1853
Date of death: 4 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Chronic inflammation of the caecum and ascending colon with ulceration. Peritonitis

Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Inflammation (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been in a state of great destitution and for many night had not had a bed to sleep on before his admission into the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Goodwin, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1845
Date of death: 13 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled and granular. Brain wet. Fluid in pleurae. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. No anasarca
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Brain, Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient could give but an imperfect account of his case. It appeared however from the evidence of the friends that he had been under treatment during the last two or three months for pain in the loins, for which he had been cupped. That he had never had dropsy. That the day before, and on the morning of admission, he had had fits, during which he was violently convulsed, foamed at the mouth, and bit his tongue severely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Isabella Turner, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1851
Date of death: 6 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys which were very small, granular & almost entirely devoid of cortical structure. Hypertrophy of the heart, ‘granulations’ on the margins of the mitral valve, slight contraction of the mitral orifice. ‘Pleural adhesion’ on the right side & effusion on the left. General anasarca and ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart, lungs); Edema (Systemic); Ascites (Peritoneum)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'Admitted labouring under a fourth attack of dropsy within the short period of 13 months, this woman who was married & had borne seven children, stated that she had been an in-patient about 8 years ago in this hospital with some cutaneous affection, but beyond this had never suffered any ailment for very many years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Loveland, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1855
Date of death: 24 Mar 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Ulcerated Larynx and Intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been very intemperate, having had no less than seven attacks of delirium tremens. His general health had been good, but there was a family predisposition to Phthisis. Four months ago he had been seized with a violent fit of coughing and brought up a great deal of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Wheeler, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1850
Date of death: 31 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia of left lung. General congestion. Tolerably recent lymph in pericardium. Kidneys congested and cysted
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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 man was admitted apparently in an advanced stage of pneumonia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Atfield, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1854
Date of death: 2 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Epileptic attacks & semicoma. Vomicae. Subarachnoid & ventricular fluid
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Epilepsy (Brain); Abscess (Lung); Disease (Brain);
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient who was a groom, had been exposed to cold in crossing to France in the early part of December and had suffered for some 5 weeks from cough & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Mary Lane, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Slight congestion of brain. Miliary tubercles in lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys & small intestines. Scrofulous deposit in the sub-peritoneal cellular tissue of the broad ligament. Old and extensive adhesions in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines); Deposit (Pelvis); Adhesions (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'On applying for admission, this girl appeared to be half stupid & obstinate, refused for some time to answer questions, and looked about her with a vacant gaze. Her friends stated that she had been subject to fits for many years, and three weeks ago, had one accompanied by screaming and convulsions, and since that time had been in her present mood. That these fits used frequently to occur three or four times a week. That the reason which induced them to bring her to the hospital, was the annoyance she experienced from an incessant cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Sweatman, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1856
Date of death: 25 Apr 1856
Disease (transcribed): Croup. Tracheotomy
Disease (standardised): Croup (Larynx); Tracheotomy (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A healthy child who, according to the mother's account, was quite well up to the 20th. He then complained of sore throat. On the 23rd his friends were alarmed at the child being suddenly seized with dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Robert, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 16 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extensive scrofulous deposits in the lungs. Vomicae. One of which on the right side had opened into the pleural cavity occasioning pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumothorax (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with much of the general appearance of phthisis, stating that he had suffered from cough since August or September.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Cussen, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Dec 1852
Date of death: 15 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Tubercles in lungs
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not permitted to be examined.
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Locke, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 39
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1853
Date of death: 12 Jan 1854
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Abscess in the lung. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Abscess (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient had been under the care of a general practitioner some few weeks previously with a rather severe attack of bronchitis from which she seemed to have completely recovered, when probably in consequence of want of care & exposure to cold she was suddenly attacked by pain in the chest, severe dyspnoea, & great increase of cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Jane Wood, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1845
Date of death: 6 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles, for the greater part, in the lower lobes of the lungs, the upper lobes being comparatively free from this disease. Red hepatisation of the pulmonary structure. Empyema. Left arytenoid-epiglottic ligament containing an abscess, right one thickened
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Empyema (Lungs); Abscess (Larynx)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that she had for many years been subject to winter cough, which she never got rid of till the succeeding summer. That during the last five years she has occasionally had slight haemoptysis, and that this occurrence has become much more frequent of late’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Shepperd, 37, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1850
Date of death: 19 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Vomicae and tubercles in lungs. Adhesions of pleurae. Soft spleen
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Soft (Spleen)
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 man stated that he had had an attack of cough and hoarseness four months previously and since he had left duty in the police force he had emaciated rapidly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Wakely, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1852
Date of death: 12 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in lungs, kidneys, spleen and peritoneum. Effusion into the ventricle of the brain and sub arachnoid tissue. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Effusion (Brain); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl was admitted in a very depressed state, complaining of pain in the head. She stated that she had been ill about a fortnight with shivering, pains in her limbs, with thirst and loss of appetite.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

George Carter, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1850
Date of death: 19 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Caries of cranium. Abscess of scalp. Old pleural adhesions, with condensation of lung, and several cavities on right. No tubercles
Disease (standardised): Caries (Skull); Abscess (Scalp); Adhesions (Pleura); Cavities (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert. Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man applied for admission for relief of cough and spitting with pain on the right side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Poynter, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1851
Date of death: 20 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Pleurisy on the left side. ‘Low pneumonia’ on the right side
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that he had been subject to cough for two or three years, but had been decidedly worse during the last 6 months; his legs had only swelled a fortnight, and they had become in the last few days very much inflamed & very painful’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

John Dixon, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1851
Date of death: 9 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy following scarlatina. Dilated and enlarged heart. Deposits of firm yellow lymph in the lungs and kidneys. White patch on heart. Fluid state of the blood
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Scarlet fever (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Lymph (Lung); Lymph (Kidney); Fluid (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with very extensive anasarca, said to have commenced after scarlatina.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Gray, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 34
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1854
Date of death: 21 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Post mortem notes: 'The body was not examined’

Type of injury: n/a

James Goddall, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1844
Date of death: 19 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposit in both lungs and in the spleen, with extensive grey hepatisation of the lungs.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Hepatisation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was found laying on the steps of the Hospital in a state of great exhaustion. He had been exposed for nights past in the open air and was in great destitution and half starved.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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