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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

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

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

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

John Shury, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1845
Date of death: 3 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Tubercular ulcerations of the larynx and small intestine. Mesenteric glands enlarged
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx, intestines); Enlargement (Mesenteric glands)
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 hoarseness, or almost total loss of voice, cough, & expectoration with great oppression of the breathing. He stated that ever since Christmas he had suffered more or less from cough with occasional pain in the chest, and during this period had lost flesh and had become extremely weak’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William May, 31, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 19 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of mediastinum and lung, projecting into the left auricle. Grey hepatisation and suppuration of the lung, with pleurisy. Encephaloid deposit around, and in the left kidney, and around and in the pancreas
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Chest, lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Encephaloid disease (Kidneys, pancreas)

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: 'It appeared that this patient about two months before admission, was attacked with pleurisy on the left side, for which he was largely bled, both generally and topically, & otherwise actively treated. This treatment left him in an extremely weak state, and during the last fortnight he has suffered greatly from pain & palpitation of the heart, and pain across the loins. These symptoms have induced him to apply to the hospital for relief’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Evan Evans, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 15 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy on both sides. Red hepatisation of left lung, upper lobe. Grey hepatisation of the lower lobe, right lung, with suppuration & several irregular cavities containing cheesy-looking substance. Heart dilated, walls thin. Atheroma at root of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Suppuration (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta)
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 stating that he had had a slight hacking cough for many weeks, but that it had never troubled him till a fortnight ago, when it became suddenly worse, accompanied by pain in the chest, and attended by vomiting on lying down’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Evans, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 9 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old and recent pleurisy. Phthisis. Heart dilated. Atheroma in aortic valves and in aorta. Old adhesions between liver & diaphragm. Spleen large & much congested. Kidneys studded with transparent cysts and miliary tubercles
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Adhesions (Liver, diaphragm); Disease (Spleen, kidneys)
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 weakness, some dyspnoea, a slight hacking cough and acute pain about the scrobiculus cordis. He stated that he was in perfect health till about six weeks before admission, when he caught cold’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Knowles, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 23 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of the pons, of the right crus and right corpus striatum. Arteries atheromatous. Hypertrophy of left ventricle
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta); Disease (Heart)
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: 'It appeared that the patient, who was riding in a van from Kensington to London, was seized, when about half-way, with giddiness & great confusion of his head, and told a friend who was with him that he felt very unwell. Just as they reached Hyde Park Corner, he was seized with a fit of an apoplectic character and was immediately conveyed into the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Howship, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1845
Date of death: 11 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Recent pericarditis. Recent pleurisy on both sides. Kidneys of a dark colour, with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pelves etc and false membranes covering the mucous membrane. Urine, by microscopic examination, containing pus globules
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Inflammation (Tissues); Suppuration (Bladder)
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 with an anomalous eruption, somewhat resembling a combination of turpitigo eczema & scabies, covering the whole body with the exception of the head, hands and feet. The eruption was of 12 months’ duration, and his general health appeared to be tolerably good’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Holden, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1845
Date of death: 2 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the aorta with an ulcerated opening into the oesophagus, but blocked up by fibrinous coagule. Aorta atheromatous
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Ulcer (Oesophagus); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)
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 inability to swallow, of nine months’ duration, which first began with slight uneasiness, & an occasional sense of choking on attempting to eat quickly. She stated that these symptoms had gradually increased in severity, and during the last month had been accompanied by a constant hacking cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

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

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

John Thornton, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Pleurisy recent and old. Other viscera healthy. Specks of atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)

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: 'Stated that he had for years been subject to cough during the winter months, which he seldom got rid of till the ensuing spring. That in May last, just as he was beginning to lose his cough, he spat up about a spoonful of blood, & since that time had never been entirely free from cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Andrew Murray, 40, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 13 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the arch of aorta bursting into oesophagus and trachea. Aorta atheromatous. Old pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta); 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, a tailor, dreadfully disfigured by a burn which occurred when he was 18 months old, stated that he had enjoyed excellent health up to last September year, at which time his notice was attracted by a slight pain in the upper part of the back, greatly increased on swallowing’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Harris, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chorea. Brain congested. Uterus hypertrophied and remarkably hard, with superficial ulceration of the os uteri
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system); Congestion (Brain); Ulcer (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: 'This patient, a married woman who had had 2 children, the youngest 4 years old, was reported by her husband to have suffered frequently since her last confinement from pain in the head. Shortly after the birth of her last child, she began to experience twitchings and slight jactitations principally affecting the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Hall, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 6 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fluid in both pleurae. Right bronchi inflamed. Dilatation with hypertrophy of left ventricle. Atheromatous deposit in aortic and mitral valves. Purulent fluid in peritoneum. Kidneys dwindled and granular.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Dilatation, Hypertrophy (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Heart); Suppuration (Abdomen); Dwindled, Granular (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with general anasarca and some orthopnea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Laura Halliday , 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 27 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Effusions into thoracic serous cavities. Pulmonary apoplexy. Dilatation and atrophy of Heart, with disease of mitral and aortic valves. Depositions of fibrine in kidneys, which were otherwise healthy.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Hand, Foot); Effusion (Thorax); Haemorrhage (Lung); Disease (Heart); Deposits (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted suffering from severe palpitations of the heart which beat over a widely extended surface. There was great distress of respiration with orthopnea, severe constriction of the chest and copious expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Hill, 39, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1844
Date of death: 23 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse aneurysm of the common carotid artery, producing pressure upon the Larynx and Pharynx and displacing these organs. Viscera healthy. A few specks of atheroma in the carotid.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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: Whilst kneading in the bake-house, he experienced a sudden stabbing pain in the left side of the neck. In three hours his throat had become so much swollen that he could not swallow his breakfast, and the breathing was somewhat impeded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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