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Henry Stout, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 11 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Enormous dilatation and hypertrophy of the heart with disease of the valves. Pulmonary apoplexy and red hepatisation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Haemorrhage (Lung); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted labouring under ascites with anasarca, and violent palpitation of the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Geary, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 10 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid tumour in post-peritoneal cellular tissue. Red hepatisation of lungs. Encephaloid disease of mediastinal glands.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Disease (Lung); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for last three or four months she had been gradually losing her health and strength without any very obvious cause.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Weeks, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 15 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid tumour of the brain, with inflammation and softening of the neighbouring cerebral structure. No other carcinomatous disease found in the body. Lungs soft and congested at back part. Atheroma in aorta.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain ); Disease (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in an unconscious state, paralytic of the left side. It appeared that after having for some time been in a ‘strange forgetful state’, a fit of an apoplectic character occurred, and paralysis of the left side of the body was found to have ensued.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Loveday, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1846
Date of death: 14 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Inflammation of pulmonary tissue. Brain wet, but healthy in structure. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Liver and kidneys congested. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver);Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of delirium, unable to give any account of himself. It appeared from the statement of his friends that for about two months he had been suffering from an incessant cough, occasional haemoptysis and profuse puriform expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Collins, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 7 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Tubercular ulceration of intestines with small abscesses in sub mucous tissue. Liver nutmeg. Spleen studded with innumerable transparent corpuscles. Mottling degeneration of kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Intestines); Disease (Liver);Disease (Spleen) ; Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted complaining of diarrhoea of a long time standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Dark, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1846
Date of death: 6 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Enormous enlargement of the heart, from dilatation of its cavities and hypertrophy of their walls. Disease of mitral and aortic valves. Ascites. Anasarca. Fluid in both pleurae. Other organs very much congested.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Universal); Effusion (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appeared that about four years ago this man underwent a severe attack of rheumatic fever. This attack left him in an extensively weak state and suffering very considerably from palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Williams, 72, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 5 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased Heart
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: As there was no post mortem examination the case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined, at the earnest request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Thomas, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1846
Date of death: 1 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae, with very few tubercles, in apices of both lungs, the structure of which was compressed and very oedematous. Old adhesions. Scirrhus of the pylorus, with encephaloid glands. Other viscera, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appeared from the man’s account, that he was in the Hospital about two years before with slight cough and haemoptysis, and that since that time his cough had never entirely left him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bartlett, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1845
Date of death: 29 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: No history of this case is given in consequence of the removal of the body without examination
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

George Varney, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Extensive ulceration of the larynx and trachea, destroying the cartilages. Ulceration of small intestine. White patch on heart. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of exhaustion and extreme debility, consequent upon disease of the lungs of long duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Carter, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 12 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised):

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'As there was no examination, no history of the case is given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Roberts, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 6 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the uterus?
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Uterus)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'No history in consequence of the removal of the body without examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, at the earnest request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Collins, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Phthisis?
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'No history as there was no examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was removed before it could be examined’

Type of incident: n/a

James Wooley, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 30 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis, with tubercular ulceration and perforation of the small intestine with effusion into the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Effusion (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in the abdomen accompanied by diarrhoea, which had continued more or less during the whole of the last year. In answer to our questions, he stated that his wife and 7 children had all died of consumption, and that he himself had been annoyed by constant cough & profuse expectoration during a period of 2 months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Thompson, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1845
Date of death: 18 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis?
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'No history of the case is given, in consequence of the removal of the body without examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, as it was to be removed to the dissecting room’

Type of incident: n/a

George Dawes, 12, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 18 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis?
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'No history as there was no examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was removed by the friends before it could be examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Ellkins, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1845
Date of death: 8 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in the cranium. Arteries of brain atheromatous. Lungs gorged with red, frothy serum and soft in texture. Cavities of head dilated: muscular structure soft; valves slightly diseased, as well as aorta. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Brain); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Head); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'The patient was found to be dead when brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen (‘the contents of the stomach were carefully examined but no poison was detected’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident?

Jane Evans, 59, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 7 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the heart, without hypertrophy. Disease of the tricuspid, mitral & aortic valves & of the aorta. Pulmonary apoplexy. Ascites and anasarca
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Admitted in a state of collapse, with general anasarca & great ascites, her face, lips & hands quite livid & cold. Warm beef tea & diffusible stimulants were given, and after a time she became warm & to use her own expression, ‘tolerably comfortable’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Field, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1844
Date of death: 26 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites & anasarca. Lobular pneumonia. Hypertrophy of heart. Aorta roughened & dilated. Capsule of liver thickened. Mottling degeneration of kidneys. Bladder inflamed
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'The patient stated that he had been suffering about 4 months from general anasarca, which at first came on very gradually, but had rapidly increased during the few last weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, head

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Richards, [No age stated], Weigher at Custom House

Occupation or role: Weigher at Custom House
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1844
Date of death: 19 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of heart with fibrinous & calcareous deposit in the mitral valve & fibrinous deposit on the inner surface of the left auricle. Pulmonary apoplexy. Mottled kidneys. Fluid in the serous cavities & in the cellular tissue
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Deposit (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, who had been employed in weighing at the Custom House, & was ruptured from lifting heavy weights, had enjoyed very good health up to August last, at which time he began to feel palpitations, and was troubled with shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Julia Little, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 18 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large ulcer of the stomach blocked up by the pancreas. Peritonitis both recent & of long-standing
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that for some months previous to admission she had experienced considerable pain in the epigastrium, increased on taking food. That this pain was constant, and that within the last few weeks she had been unable to retain anything on her stomach, vomiting shortly after each meal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Wells, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 5 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Mottling degeneration of kidneys. Anasarca. Effusion in peritoneum. Peculiar deposit in liver. Spleen large & hard
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Effusion (Abdomen); Deposit (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that he had generally enjoyed very good health, but that about eight months ago, he began to perceive a dull aching pain across the loins, which was constantly present’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary A. Finch, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 28 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid tumour in brain with effusion in the lateral ventricles. Partial hepatisation of left lung. Old pleurisy. Fibrous tumour in uterus
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Tumour (Uterus)

Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Was reported by her husband to have complained during the last year & a half of pain in the head, accompanied by partial loss of power & numbness on the lower extremities, by some loss of memory and a sense of stupidity. This had gone on from bad to worse, and about two months ago, she became so listless and forgetful as to be utterly unable to conduct her household affairs, & she was obliged to be fed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Hogg, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1845
Date of death: 20 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fits of an epileptic character. Great congestion of the brain & its membranes. Pointed exostosis growing from the occipital
Disease (standardised): Epilepsy (Brain); Congestion (Brain); Exostoses (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Cowell, Thomas William
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with fits of an epileptic character, occurring about every two minutes. It was reported that epilepsy was common in the family, and that one of her brothers, as also one of her sisters, had suffered severely from it. This patient was attacked for the first time three days before admission, and when first seen by the medical man, it was judged advisable to bleed her’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium (‘in consequence of the relations having called, late in the afternoon, to remove the body. The head was the only part examined’)

Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Reece, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 23 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration of the stomach, producing perforation of that organ & peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, with the peculiar aspect of malignant disease, complained of pain in the left hypochondriac region, of about 2 years’ duration. On being questioned on the subject, she stated that during the whole of this period the pain had been constantly present, was not aggravated after eating, but was much worse after long continued exercise, and was to a certain extent relieved by a recumbent position’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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