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Rice Evans, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1845
Date of death: 18 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema, left side. Old adhesions, right side. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Slight thickening of the valves on the left side. Heart with atheromatous deposit in the aorta. Old peritonitis. Tubercular matter in kidneys etc
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
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 during the last eight months he had suffered from constant and violent cough, attended by profuse expectoration, and night sweats. That he had lately become extremely shortbreathed and unable to take any exercise, or make the slightest exertion, and that he was in consequence very weak & languid’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Fryers, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Date of admission: 2 Feb 1854
Date of death: 25 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: n/a
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Post mortem notes: 'This body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

Mary Gilpin, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 May 1849
Date of death: 14 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Atrophied & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Wet brain. Cysts in both ovaries
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, brain); Cyst (Ovaries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient had been under the care of Dr Page [William Emanuel Page] about 2 months previously, when she appeared to be in a cachectic state, with sallow complexion, confined bowels, bilious vomiting & headache. She complained of continual noise in her head, and always said that she felt she should go out of her mind. She left the hospital considerably relieved, but was unable to return to her work. She was brought to the hospital with a report that she had had a fit on the previous day, in which she had become quite unconscious, and since that had been violently delirious’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Gelley, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Pulmonary haemorrhage. Tubercular deposit in the intestines with ulceration of the small & large intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Haemorrhage (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 applied for relief in consequence of diarrhoea, & pain in the stomach from which he had been suffering more than a month. On further enquiry it appeared that he was also subject to cough, had suffered from it more particularly since Xmas, & had spit blood only about a fortnight before his admission. But the cough was not particularly troublesome, & he had no night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Dibley, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1848
Date of death: 18 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with abscess in lung. Pleuritis. Ascites. Anasarca. Fluid blood.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Abscess (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient stated that she she had enjoyed very good health up to twelve months ago, when the catamenia seemed to decrease in quantity, and finally disappeared entirely in the course of two or three months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Cantrick , [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 25 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the heart and valves. Extravasated blood in the substance of the lungs. Fibrinous deposits in the spleen. Softening of the structure of the uterus with gangrenous state of its mucous membrane
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Extravasation (Lung); Fibrin (Spleen); Softening (Uterus); Gangrene (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The patient stated that she had been occasionally dropsical in the legs for several years. Two months before her last confinement, which occurred five weeks before admission, her legs had again begun to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Curzon, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 07 Apr 1847
Date of death: 24 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Vomica and tubercles in lungs. Old pleuritic adhesions. Small ulcers of small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 on admission was found to be in the last stages of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Walbroke, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 26 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The body was not examined after death, and consequently no history of the case is recorded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed before it was examined
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Lass, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 February 1844
Date of death: 2 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy and ascites. Subperitoneal cellular tissue of the liver very much thickened; liver compressed but not otherwise diseased. Mottled Kidneys. Hypertrophy of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Compressed (Liver); Mottled (Kidney); Hypertrophy (Heart)
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 admitted with ascites and anasarca of two months standing apparently dependent upon a diseased state of the kidneys.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Whale, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pneumonia. Old adhesions. Dropsy of pericardium. Heart itself healthy. Old peritonitis. Amputation of toe for scrofulous disease of joint
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Edema (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Amputation (Toe); Scrofulous disease (Toe)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Ten months before his admission into the hospital, he perceived a slight swelling of the ball of the left great toe, attended with much pain upon walking. Four months afterwards this swelling was punctured and a small quantity of matter discharged.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Anderson, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1854
Date of death: 8 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of the lung
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of extreme exhaustion with quick & feeble pulse, dusky skin, shortness of breath & cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Richard White, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1849
Date of death: 19 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in right kidney. Circumscribed abscess in peritoneal cavity. Left kidney enormously hypertrophied. Tuberculosis of the peritoneum. Extensive peritonitis. Scrotal hernia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Kidneys, peritoneum); Disease (Kidneys); Tuberculosis (Peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a scrotal hernia of the left side of 17 years’ duration, never wholly reducible. He had always worn a truss which had prevented the hernia increasing in size until the 3rd of May, when he observed it rather larger than usual, but free form pain. In the evening of the 3rd he had vomiting once, & the bowels acted scantily on the following morning; & then, not again till the evening of the 7th, by injection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Haines, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1852
Date of death: 29 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Convulsions and coma. Extravasation of blood and much serum under the arachnoid and into the bronchial tubes
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Brain); Coma (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Extravasation (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: This man was admitted in a very strange and confused state of mind, with very much the appearance of one who had delirium tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Rushley, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 28 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation and suppuration of left tympanum and other parts of temporal bone. Ulceration of membrane tympani. Diffuse inflammation and suppuration of sub arachnoid cellular tissue. Puriform effusion in ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Suppuration (Skull); Inflammation (Brain); Suppuration (Brain); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for the last five weeks he had suffered from pain in the neck and passing to the shoulders. The pain commenced, according to his account, as a ‘cold and sore throat’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Allen, 71, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 71
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1850
Date of death: 18 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Large heart. Right kidney hypertrophied and congested. Left kidney atrophied.
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (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 patient had considerable congestion of the face and difficulty of breathing. He stated that his present illness had began at Christmas last, with cough, shortness of breath and his legs had begun to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Nathaniel Vincent, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital malformation of the heart. Calcarous deposit in aortic semilunar valves. Atrophied muscular walls. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of pain of abdomen, referred chiefly to right side, which had existed during 5 months, generally acoompanied by pain of head, & constipation of bowels. Appeared a good deal depressed, said he felt very languid: complexion sallow, conjunctive yellowish’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Cheary, 7, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 May 1843
Date of death: 26 May 1843
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Oedema (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joshua Barratt , 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1841
Date of death: 10 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles and emphysema of the lung. Tubercles in the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Maria White, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 24 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Tubercular deposit, & ulceration of the intestines. Liver large. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Deposit (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Appearing much out of health, with an expression of considerable anxiety, the surface was marked especially the arms with small brownish spots, where she said small sores had been. She was considerably emaciated, but stated that she had no night sweats. She reported that she had been travelling in a 3rd class carriage on 24th December, and during the journey caught so severe a cold that she was unable to articulate when she reached her destination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Bird, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1853
Date of death: 24 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral symptoms. Extensive serous effusion in the cerebral ventricles. Slight consolidation of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Consolidation (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: This patient was originally admitted under the care of Dr Wilson in the early part of September 1851 labouring under a recent cerebral affection.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Green, 74, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1852
Date of death: 7 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood into the subarachnoid tissues and ventricles of brain. Vessels of the right corpus striatum. Optic thalamus large. Slight contraction of mitral orifice of the heart. Diseased kidneys. Atheromic state of cerebral arteries and the general arterial system
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 was brought to the hospital in a condition of perfect insensibility, with the limbs perfectly flaccid, and apparently paralysed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Hebbard, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1841
Date of death: 14 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the left ventricle. Cicatrices in the lung. Granular degeneration of the kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Cicatrix (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Price, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1850
Date of death: 30 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hereditary gout. Recent pleurisy and pneumonia. Large heart. Lithate of soda on valves. Specks of [lithate of soda] in larynx. Large deposits in joints
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Gout (Joints); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Deposits (Larynx)
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 had been in the Hospital about five years previously labouring under gout with albuminous urine. He applied on the present occasion for admission in consequence of epistaxis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen and joints
Type of incident: n/a

George Womack, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of recent lymph into right pleural sac and extensive hepatization of lungs. Recent lymph in pericardium. Hypertrophied heart. Old peritoneal adhesions. Diseased hip joint
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Heart); Adhesions (Abdomen); Disease (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted with a furred tongue, quick pulse and hot skin complaining of pains in his limbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

William Jordan, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1856
Date of death: 20 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 stated that his general health had been very good until a month ago when he began to spit blood in small quantities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

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