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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

Mary Murrell, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1853
Date of death: 21 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the large intestine showing itself at first as colic. Carcinoma of the mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Disease (Intestines); Colic (Abdomen); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
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 woman had been under treatment at a Dispensary suffering from great pain in the abdomen and constant diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

Mary Flinn, 22 or 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22 or 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Jul 1848
Date of death: 6 Oct 1848
Disease (transcribed): Chronic peritonitis. Anasarca
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg)
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: Dates the commencement of the illness from 24th May when she was suddenly seized with pain in the abdomen and cold sweats.
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

Mary Hutchinson, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Sep 1855
Date of death: 7 Nov 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Fibrin deposit in Liver
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Thrombosis (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: More than two months before admission she was troubled with gradual enlargement of the abdomen, loss of appetite, general languor and pain in the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Clayton, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Jan 1856
Date of death: 27 Jan 1856
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of ovary. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Ovary); 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: This woman stated that her bowels had become more or less relaxed ever since September 1854 when she had an attack of Cholera.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hurrell, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Nov 1853
Date of death: 23 Nov 1853
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of the liver. Disease of the kidneys. Ascites. Anasarca
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A man of rather full habits, with general dropsy and considerable discolouration of the skin of the face, neck and lips.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

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

Harriet Church, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1850
Date of death: 24 Dec 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Enlarged heart. Granular kidneys. Recent pleurisy, pericarditis and peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Enlarged (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); 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 who had some time previously been in the Hospital with a similar illness to her present one, stated that she had been now for some weeks suffering from swelling of the legs followed by distention of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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

John Hollond, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1847
Date of death: 01 Mar 1847
Disease (transcribed): Grey hepatisation of lung. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Peritonitis from perforating ulcer of duodenum. Granular kidney.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); 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 patient was admitted in an almost moribund state, anasarcous, and suffering greatly from dyspnoea and orthopnoea
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

John Osborne, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Dec 1847
Date of death: 24 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Peritonitis. Numerous bands of omentum adhering to peritoneum and producing partial strangulation of intestine. Scrofulous tubercles in sub peritoneal cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Adhering (Intestines); Strangulation (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
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 said that about twelve days before admission after drinking freely and taking a considerable quantity of gin, he was seized with pain of a spasmodic nature around the navel.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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

Maria Scales, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jul 1842
Date of death: 2 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Phthisis. Scrofulous peritonitis with ulceration of small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 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

Anne Pain , 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 February 1844
Date of death: 15 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Cirrhosis of the Liver. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle of the heart. Spleen of enormous size, congested and quite hard. Ascites with flakes of lymph.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Heart); Disease (Spleen); Ascites (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: The patient was admitted with an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen of two years duration and a solid tumour in the left hypochondrium. She was of intemperate habits and had indulged freely in spirits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Laws, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1845
Date of death: 3 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis, with a large quantity of bloody fluid and thick false membranes. Recent Pleurisy. Lungs congested. Old adhesions of Liver. White corpuscles in Spleen which was soft and grumous.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
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: This patient was in the Hospital about the beginning of November suffering from the remains of an attack of acute Rheumatism. On the 11th December she was attacked with rigors, pain in the loins and swelling of the joints.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and knee joints
Type of incident: n/a

George Bielinienz, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1846
Date of death: 25 Aug 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Ulceration of mucous membrane lining trachea and larynx. Thickening of corde vocales. Old pleuritis. Lungs filled with vomicae. Ascites with lymph in fluid. Tubercular deposits on attached surfaces of peritoneum. Liver rounded and puckered. Kidneys granular. Spleen large and soft.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Larynx); Thickening (Vocal cords); Pleurisy (Pleura); Suppuration (Lung);Ascites (Abdomen) ; Tuberculosis (Abdomen) ; Disease (Liver) ; Disease (Kidney) ; Disease (Spleen)
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 in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Thomas, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1846
Date of death: 20 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Recent pleurisy. Pneumonia. Liver fatty. Tubercular deposit in mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Fatty (Liver); Tuberculosis (Mesenteric gland)
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: This patient was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Matilda Jennings, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1846
Date of death: 21 Oct 1846
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. External abscesses. Bronchitis and dilatation of bronchi. Considerable effusion into cavities of pleura. Serous effusion into pericardium and slight pericarditis. Fatty heart. Hypertrophy with dilatation of left ventricle. Atheromatous thickening of mitral valves. Blood fluid. Granular liver with gall stone in gall bladder. Granular kidnyes. Serous cyst of ovary. Effusion in sub arachnoid cellular tissue. Old apoplective softening of right hemisphere.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg, Face); Abscess (Arm); Bronchitis (Lung); Effusion (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart);Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries) ; Disease (Liver) ; Gallstone (Gall bladder) ; Disease (Kidney) ; Cysts (Ovary) ; Disease (Brain)
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 dyspnoea of so much urgency as to require immediate treatment. When she was somewhat more tranquil, she stated that about four years ago she had had a fit apparently of an apoplectic character and since then had never had good health.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
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

Mary Robinson, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1844
Date of death: 19 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Abortion. Phlebitis. Diffuse inflammation about Pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Secondary abscesses.
Disease (standardised): Abortion (Uterus); Phlebitis (Veins); Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Abscess (Indeterminate)
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 with symptoms of acute abdominal inflammation which had commenced about three weeks before after a miscarriage of a child.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and axilla
Type of incident: n/a

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