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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 Anne Wadman, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 20 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in the lungs. Old and recent pleurisy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); 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: This person stated that she had suffered from cough and spitting during the previous twelve months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and 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

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 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

Jane Spicer, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1846
Date of death: 9 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis and inflammation of sub arachnoid tissues. Substance of brain congested. Effusion in the lateral ventricles. Congestion of membrane of mastoid cells. Congestive pneumonia. Miliary tubercles. Blood fluid. Peritonitis. Disease of fallopian tubes
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Congestion (Skull); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen);Disease (Fallopian tubes)
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 was admitted in an insensible semicomatose state. It appeared that she was taken with severe rigors followed by vomiting and pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

George Wild, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1853
Date of death: 5 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Fatty disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); 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 patient was admitted in apparently the last stage of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, 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

Edmund J Turner, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1848
Date of death: 29 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of lungs. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Diseased aortic valves. Ascites. Diseased liver, spleen and granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen); 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 brought to the Hospital in a moribund state. He had been suffering for a long time from Dropsy, cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

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

Alice Price, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1847
Date of death: 19 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Aneurismal dilatation of right auricle. Extensive disease of heart. Granular kidneys. Contracted liver.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (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 woman stated that a fortnight ago, without apparent cause, anasarca and ascites made their appearance. Three days before admission palpitation commenced and a distressing amount of dyspnoea.
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

Catherine Mather, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1847
Date of death: 17 Feb 1847
Disease (transcribed): Hydrothorax. Diseased heart. Ascites. Diseased liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); 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 woman, an old nurse of the hospital, was admitted suffering from dropsy with disease of the heart and kidneys.
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

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

John Hodgson, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1846
Date of death: 13 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Pneumonia. Shreds of lymph in pericardium. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Ulceration of caecum. Liver congested. Other organs not affected, with exception of slight enlargement of aggregate and mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver)
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, suffering from dyspnoea almost amounting to suffocation.
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

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

Mary Sparrow, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1848
Date of death: 25 Feb 1848
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous tubercles in subpleural cellular tissue and subperitoneal cellular tissue. Scirrhous disease surrounding and producing stricture of bowel. Diseased uterus. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pleura); Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Intestines); Constriction (Bowel); Disease (Uterus); Peritonitis (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 woman first made application to and was admitted into the Hospital on the 3rd November last year. She was then suffering from diarrhoea, pain, tumour and induration in the right iliac region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Holman, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Nov 1855
Date of death: 30 Dec 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Kidneys. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); 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 man had been ill for four months. He attributed his complaint to getting wet out hunting. His legs and scrotum first became oedematous but then got better. He then caught a fresh cold and the dropsy returned, the abdomen also swelling.
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

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

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