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William Cranbrook, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1846
Date of death: 23 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Miliary tubercles. Ulceration of intestines.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); 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 reported that he had been ill about six months, suffering almost constantly from diarrhoea with gradual wasting and extreme debility. His illness began with a fistula in ano.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Foley, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1851
Date of death: 10 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Double pleurisy. Miliary tubercles & vomicae on both sides of the chest & slight ulceration of the lining membrane of the caecum & lower part of the ileum. Fatty liver
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Suppuration (Lungs); Ulcer (Caecum, ileum); Disease (Liver)
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: 'Complained of cough of about 6 weeks’ standing with some hoarseness of voice, and considerable emaciation. He would not allow that he had been previously subject to cough, although he ‘might have had occasional colds’, and had never spit blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Bartlett, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1855
Date of death: 31 Mar 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Peritonitis. Fibrinous deposit thickening the stomach
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Thickening (Stomach)
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 stated that five weeks before admission he became subject to gripping pains in the umbilical region with tenderness. His appetite failed and he always had a feeling of weight in the chest after eating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Webber, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1849
Date of death: 7 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Pneumothorax. Empyema. Tubercles & vomicae in the left lung. Congested liver. Fibrinous block in the spleen
Disease (standardised): Pneumothorax (Lungs); Empyema (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Congestion (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This girl stated that she had been only ill during 3 weeks previous to her admission, that she had enjoyed good health up to the period, and although having a delicate complexion was in pretty good condition. She complained of catching pain under the left breast, which interfered with her coughing or drawing a deep breath, & said she could not lye on that side at night’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Rouse, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 12 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with old & recent pleurisy. Lungs congested. Heart dilated. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a partial state of collapse, stating that he had suffered from cough for months, and had frequent haemoptysis. He was too weak to undergo a stethoscopic examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Birch, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1841
Date of death: 22 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Ulceration of small intestines. Kidneys mottled & granular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Kidneys)
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

Charles Christnet, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1842
Date of death: 16 Dec 1842
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Tubercular deposits in Bronchial glands. Ulceration of large intestine. Calcareous deposit in falx.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Calculi (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The patient was admitted into the Hospital for a severe and constant pain in the head. He had not suffered from fits. Some little time after his admission he had fever, of which he ultimately died. The severe pain in the head continued up to the time of his death.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Capon, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1844
Date of death: 28 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous disease of the Pharynx and Oesophagus. Fibrous tumour of the Uterus.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pharynx); Cancer (Oesophagus); Tumour (Uterus)
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 in a state of extreme emaciation depending upon a disease of the oesophagus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Ayres, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1848
Date of death: 1 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Hydrothorax. Compressed lung. Old pericarditic adhesions. Old pleuritic adhesions. Anasarca. Nutmeg liver. Granular kidney
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Lungs); Disease (Heart, lungs); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'The period of this man’s illness had extended to 6 months before his admission. He stated that it had commenced with sickness & vomiting, followed by swelling of ankles, distention of abdomen, giving in to shortness of breath & a sense of constriction across the chest. There was at his admission some oedema of ankles, the distention of the abdomen consisted chiefly of flatus. His complexion was of a yellowing cast’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Hall, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1853
Date of death: 27 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration of the ileum
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient had been ill only ten days before her admission. He had been attacked by headache, shivering, pain in the abdomen, thirst, loss of appetite and considerable diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Nye, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1841
Date of death: 22 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of membranes, softening of brain. Tubercles in lungs
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Softening (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs)
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: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Geach, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1841
Date of death: 18 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis. Ascites. Haemorrhage in peritoneum after tapping
Disease (standardised): Fibrosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Bleeding
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient had been twice tapped’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sampson Maynard, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1848
Date of death: 12 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro pneumonia, with emphysema. Pericarditis and large quantity of pus in cavity. Dilatation of heart. Diseased liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Disease (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 man stated that with the exception of an attack of jaundice about fourteen months ago, he had enjoyed excellent health up to about three weeks since when he was seized with rigors and vomiting succeeded by pain in the epigastric and precordial regions.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Unitt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 5 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with red & grey hepatisation. Old adhesions. Ascites. Cirrhosis of the liver. Spleen very large & soft
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This man who had long been accustomed to drink freely, was in the hospital about a year ago suffering from delirium tremens. He stated on admission this time that about two months ago his abdomen began to swell, and had continued gradually to increase in size ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, 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

Susan Pook, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1848
Date of death: 21 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro pneumonia with adhesion of the pleura. Extensive ulceration of bowels. Enlarged mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Adhesion (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines); Enlarged (Mesenteric glands)
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 attacked about a fortnight before with rigors, and all the usual symptoms of fever, followed in a short time by cough and pain in the left side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Dearan, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1849
Date of death: 25 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Liver enlarged
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This poor creature was admitted apparently in the last stage of exhaustion from phthisis pulmonalis, having suffered for some time past from cough & spitting & much emaciated’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Weston, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1855
Date of death: 16 Mar 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Encephaloid disease of the Liver
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man stated that his illness had come on three months before his admission, with loss of appetite and feeling of ill health subsequently followed by cough and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Matthews, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1851
Date of death: 20 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca & ascites. Enlarged & fatty heart. Dilatation of the cavities. Enlargement of auriculo-ventricular orifices, specially the left one but without much valvular affection. Old pericarditis & also old pleurisy on left side. Congested liver
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Ascites (Peritoneum); Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Congestion (Liver)
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 patient was admitted with dropsy, the legs having begun to swell about a week previously. He had had frequent attacks during 2 years past from which he had always more or less perfectly recovered; and had begun to suffer much from palpitation and dyspnoea, which had become more severe during the last month or 6 weeks accompanied by cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, 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

Elizabeth Daws, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1853
Date of death: 15 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Peritonitis. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 reported that her illness had commenced with shivering, pain in the back and severe headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lambert, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 30 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Coma. Ulceration of intestines. Engorgement and friable state of the lungs. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Diarrhoea (Intestines); Vomiting (Stomach); Coma (Brain); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Lung);Fluid (Blood)
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 patient had been ill only eight or nine days. He had been seized with shivering, pain in the head and in limbs, with some soreness of throat, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Iles, 48, Dock worker

Occupation or role: Dock worker
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1853
Date of death: 11 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestines. Deposit of scrofulous matter in the lacteal vessels and mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Vessels); Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes)
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 who was employed in the wine vaults at the London Docks. He attributed his catching cold to getting constantly wet during the long continued rains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Smith, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1856
Date of death: 2 Apr 1856
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of Stomach bursting into Peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Ulcer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man stated that three years ago he was kicked by a horse on the chest which fractured one or two ribs under the axilla. It was followed by dyspnoea and haemoptysis, from which he had partially recovered, when he met with another accident, falling from his horse on to the back of his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Hannah R Barnes, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1848
Date of death: 11 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the thyroid gland. Encephaloid tubercles in lungs and liver.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Thyroid gland); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (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 woman dated her illness from December last. She had at that time suffered from general pain (which she believed to be rheumatic), lost her appetite, and became altogether weak and out of sorts.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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