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William Wright, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1853
Date of death: 31 Jan 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Effusion on brain. Purulent effusion in pleura & peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Effusion (Brain); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: n/a
Medical notes: 'Admitted on the evening of the 30th with much cough, laboured breathing, flushed face, & quick pulse, but not much pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Watson, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1850
Date of death: 8 Dec 1850
Disease (transcribed): Partial softening of brain. Emphysema and tubercles of lungs. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Emphysema (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of great exhaustion and no accurate history of the commencement of his symptoms was obtained. He complained chiefly of pain in the head and generally in his limbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Talbott, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1853
Date of death: 30 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart. Extravasation of blood into the substance of the lungs. Diseased aorta. Granular liver. Enlarged kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Extravasation (Lung); Disease (Liver); Enlarged (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had long suffered from cough, palpitations and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Scannell, 22, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 03 Nov 1847
Date of death: 17 Nov 1847
Disease (transcribed): Calcareous matter in lungs. Extensive peritonitis. Perforation of transverse colon with extensive ulceration of the whole of the large intestine.
Disease (standardised): Calcareous matter (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient had enjoyed excellent health up to between two and three months before admission, when she was seized with rigors followed by pain in the abdomen, with diarrhoea and bloody stools.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Kelly, 26, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Aug 1848
Date of death: 28 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: Having got thoroughly wet through on duty, he was seized with pains in the bowels and tendency to diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Butler, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1846
Date of death: 11 Mar 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous glands in neck. Tubercles in both lungs. Scrofulous peritonitis with obliteration of peritoneal cavity. Tubercles in kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Neck); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the care of the Surgeons, suffering from strumous abscess in the neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and throat
Type of incident: n/a

William Butcher, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1846
Date of death: 27 Oct 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of mucous membrane of larynx and general thickening extending down trachea. Old pleuritis. Vomicae and tubercles with considerable hepatisation of lungs. Old peritonitis. Fatty liver.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Larynx); Thickening (Trachea); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Suppuration (Lung); Disease (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Fatty (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted suffering from cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Birmingham, 37, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 03 Feb 1847
Date of death: 17 Feb 1847
Disease (transcribed): Acute pericarditis with diseased heart. Peritonitis with ascites. Ulcer. Thin coats of stomach. Kidneys diseased
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ascites (Abdomen); Ulcer (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man was admitted labouring under symptoms of disease of the heart and kidneys.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Teed, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 25 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction. Peritonitis?
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Indeterminate); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

William Scaife, 45, Coach builder

Occupation or role: Coach builder
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Sep 1855
Date of death: 13 Sep 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart and Liver. Fatty Heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had never been out of health until the last twelve months when he drank spirits very freely and had unusually hard work. His illness came on with languor, occasional palpitation and a dropsical condition of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Dove, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1855
Date of death: 15 Jul 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart, Kidneys and Liver. Cyst containing blood and pleural sac communicating with valves of the Heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver); Cysts (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: When this man was admitted he was labouring under orthopnoea, with a livid face, blue hands and cold nose, and it was thought that he would sink before being put to bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Davis, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1842
Date of death: 12 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Mottling degeneration of kidneys. Peritonitis. Cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Mottling degeneration (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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 and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Daniells, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1850
Date of death: 29 Oct 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Heart enlarged. Nutmeg liver. Kidneys granular, cysted.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Enlarged (Heart); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was originally admitted under the care of Dr Bence Jones on the 7th August last when it appeared that his legs had been swelling for some time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Walter Smith, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1850
Date of death: 9 Dec 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Brain wet. Tubercles in lungs. Liver soft
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man was reported by his Friends to have lived rather intemperately, and to have been labouring under his present attack about three weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Phillips, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1841
Date of death: 30 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Mottled appearance of the kidneys. Anaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Anaemia
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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

Thomas Limb, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1850
Date of death: 28 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Ascites – from disease of liver?
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Kittams, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1848
Date of death: 28 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient having been admitted under the care of the surgeon with simple fracture of the tibia was transferred to Dr Wilson having been attacked with diarrhoea accompanied by some pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

Thomas Coles, 29, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1855
Date of death: 9 Oct 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased Liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man first felt very languid, then a month later a cough came on and a pain in the right side followed by a dropsical condition of the legs, thighs and abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Burke, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1844
Date of death: 28 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the appendix. Caeci apparently produced by a piece of hardened faeces contained in its cavity. Extensive peritonitis with effusion of lymph. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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 and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susannah Flinn, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1852
Date of death: 8 Dec 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart and pericardium. Fatty liver. Bed sores causing ulcerative destruction of the coverings of the trochanter of the femur also of the ligamentous tissues producing dislocation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Pressure ulcer (Skin); Ulcer (Leg); Dislocation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl was admitted with a fibrile attack which was associated with symptoms of a rheumatic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Selina Vials, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Oct 1855
Date of death: 7 Oct 1855
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of Intestines. Peritonitis after remittent fever
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: No satisfactory history could be obtained of this child. She was suffering at the time of her admission from remittent fever and abdominal pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Storey, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1844
Date of death: 4 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Oedema of lungs at back part. Viscera healthy. Gall bladder divided into two sacculi, one of which contained two calculi and some inspissated bile, the other a colourless fluid. No coagular of blood.
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Oedema (Lung); Divided (Gallbladder); Calculi (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a constant sensation of sickness and occasional vomiting of a greenish fluid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Kent, [No age stated], Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1852
Date of death: 27 Feb 1852
Disease (transcribed): Old double pleurisy. Recent also on the left side. Scrofulous matter with surrounding hepatization in the middle of both lungs. Emphysema. The bullae having very peculiar character. Dilatation of right side of heart with hypertrophy. Fibrous tumours of the uterus and surrounding peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Cancer (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: She alleged that she had caught cold in going out of the heated room in which she was in the habit of working about eight weeks before her admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, uterus and appendages
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Young, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 18 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the liver, stomach and omentum. Peritonitis. Congestive pneumonia. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver, Stomach, Omentum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient stated that about nine months ago his health began to fail without any obvious reason. He began to suffer greatly from dyspeptic symptoms, frequently accompanied by considerable pain in the epigastric region, became subject to pyrosis, and occasional vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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