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William Tanner, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1846
Date of death: 23 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the leg. Amputation of thigh. Pleurisy on both sides, with secondary deposits in both lungs. Other organs healthy. Inflammation of extremity of femoral vein.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura, Lung); Inflammation (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The accident in consequence of which this man was admitted, was caused by a heavy fall from a horse which bolted with with him and crashed violently against a cart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and stump
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Moss, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1871
Date of death: 10 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Osteomyelitis. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Osteomyelitis (Bones); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Thirty years before admission this man had received a kick by a horse on right thigh. This was followed by inflammation and necrosis of the bone, portion of which were removed and he apparently recovered. A few weeks before admission it again became painful’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, bones, joints

Type of incident: n/a

William Trenchard, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1848
Date of death: 18 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Lobulated fibrous tumour connected with sphenoid bone. Operation. Removal of superior maxillary of malar bones
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Skull); Operation (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that about six years ago he was first troubled with a polypus of the nose, which was extracted by forceps, and shortly afterwards the left cheek became very prominent, the swelling extending upward to the eye.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: face and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Whale, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pneumonia. Old adhesions. Dropsy of pericardium. Heart itself healthy. Old peritonitis. Amputation of toe for scrofulous disease of joint
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Edema (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Amputation (Toe); Scrofulous disease (Toe)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Ten months before his admission into the hospital, he perceived a slight swelling of the ball of the left great toe, attended with much pain upon walking. Four months afterwards this swelling was punctured and a small quantity of matter discharged.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Harrison, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1845
Date of death: 25 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic pericarditis and vegetations on valves. Pneumonia & old adhesions. Rheumatic affection of joint
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs); Rheumatism (Joints)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a cachetic-looking girl, whose mother had suffered greatly from rheumatism, stated that on the 12th instant she first began to feel wandering pains, which soon became localized in her feet, knees & wrists, and in a short time were accompanied by redness & swelling of the parts affected. That at the same time she began to cough, and the cough had continued ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Rushley, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 28 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation and suppuration of left tympanum and other parts of temporal bone. Ulceration of membrane tympani. Diffuse inflammation and suppuration of sub arachnoid cellular tissue. Puriform effusion in ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Suppuration (Skull); Inflammation (Brain); Suppuration (Brain); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for the last five weeks he had suffered from pain in the neck and passing to the shoulders. The pain commenced, according to his account, as a ‘cold and sore throat’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Winter, 1 ¾, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 ¾
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1844
Date of death: 5 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the ribs with ecchymosis of the Lungs and Heart. Rupture of the Liver.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Ecchymosis (Lungs, Heart); Rupture (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The child was admitted in a state of collapse having fallen from a height of 15 feet from a loft into a stable and it was believed was afterwards trod upon the abdomen by a horse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frances Webster, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1845
Date of death: 28 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic pericarditis. Pleurisy & pneumonia in various stages. Partial peritonitis, uniting the liver to the diaphragm. Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Endocarditis (Heart)
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 girl, a thin, cachetic person, whose father is a martyr to rheumatism, stated that ever since the 6th instant she had been ailing & suffering with wandering pains, which became worse on the 13th and accompanied by redness & swelling. That she had a similar attack three years ago on recovering from scarlet fever, but at that time had no pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Collins, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 2 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phlebitis after accouchement. Abscess in knee joint and in back. Large slough over sacrum. Kidneys mottled.
Disease (standardised): Phlebitis (Veins); Abscess (Leg); Sloughing (Spine); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was confined about a month before admission, the labour having been a very severe one, attended with violent delirium and followed by phlebitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Forscutt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the femur into the knee joint, with extensive extravasation of blood in the joint. Erysipelas & abscesses in the cellular tissue of the limb. Secondary deposits, with extensive red hepatisation of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Extravasation (Knee joint); Erysipelas (Skin); Deposit (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient walked to the hospital after a severe injury of the knee joint and upon his admission it was found that there was great pain & swelling of the joint with effusion into the synovial membrane’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Groves, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive caries of the dorsal vertebrae with a large scrofulous abscess. Small abscess in kidney. Tubercles in the sub-pleural cellular tissue. Slight ulceration of the pharynx. Heart dilated with thin parietes & soft muscular structure
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Spine, kidney); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Pharynx); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'About two years previous to admission into the hospital, the patient first experienced pain in the back, and at the expiration of three months, he found his back ‘growing out’. He went on working for twelve months during which time he had occasionally severe fits of pain on the back, but with no diminution of bodily strength’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: n/a

William Weatherstone, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate, the right lobe of which was ulcerated & covered with calcareous deposit. Stone in the bladder. Chronic inflammation of the bladder, ureters, pelvis etc, spreading to the substance of the kidneys. Lungs slightly inflamed
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Prostate); Ulcer (Prostate); Calculus (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder, ureters, pelvis, kidneys, lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient had attended the hospital occasionally for many years with symptoms of diseased kidneys and enlarged prostate gland, and had during that time been in the habit of introducing a gum elastic catheter himself’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Pusey, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fracture of the jaw with diffuse cellular inflammation. Lungs gorged posteriorly. Heart soft & dilated. Blood in a semi-fluid state
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Jaw); Inflammation (Jaw); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'On the morning of his admission, this patient was kicked on the mouth by a horse. He was slightly stunned by the blow but soon recovered a tolerable degree of consciousness. Upon admission the lower jaw was found fractured in two placed and a scalp wound was discovered on the posterior part of the scalp, supposed to have been produced by a fall backwards when he was kicked’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Wright, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 7 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of patella. Erysipelas, with diffuse cellular inflammation of leg & suppuration in knee joint. Secondary deposits in lungs with pleurisy & pneumonia, & bronchitis. Deposition, apparently of lymph, in cortical structure of one kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Knee); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Leg); Deposit (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'He was first admitted on the 4th of March with a transverse fracture of the right patella, caused by direct violence. When admitted there was some swelling but no pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Emma Leigh, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 8 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Partial inflammation of right lung. Malignant disease of femur with suppuration in the thigh & in the knee joint
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Lungs); Malignant disease (Thigh); Suppuration (Thigh, knee)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Two years ago this patient experienced constant shooting pain down the right thigh which sometimes would keep her awake and at others would wake her from her sleep. These pains were rather relieved by walking’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Baggett, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscesses and caries of spine. Caries of the left iliac bone. Dislocation of hip and extensive destruction both of the head of the femur and of the cotyloid cavity. Viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine); Caries (Spine); Caries (Pelvis); Dislocation (Hip); Destruction (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for the last nine months he had been subject to the formation of abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis and left hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Cornett, 54, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1870
Date of death: 16 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

George Fish, 5 , [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1845
Date of death: 20 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stone in bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy on both sides. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Lithotomy; Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'George Fish, at 5 ½, admitted into the hospital on the 7th of May. No distinct history of his complaint could be procured, but it was stated that he had had some pain in making water and had been in the habit of pulling his prepuce for four months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Bryers Bullen, 66, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 29 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Colloid cancer of the lesser curvature of the stomach with extensive colloid and encephaloid deposit on the free surface of the peritoneum and in the sub peritoneal cellular tissue. Encephaloid deposit on diaphragm.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Ascites (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Diaphragm)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had enjoyed excellent health up to six weeks before admission when he began to experience uneasiness in the epigastric region, and to suffer after every meal from flatulent distension.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Bateman, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1845
Date of death: 22 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of fibula. Diffuse cellular inflammation of leg and suppuration in knee joint. Inflammation of lungs with 2ndary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Suppuration (Knee); Inflammation (Lungs); Deposit (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with his leg presenting all the appearances of having just recovered from an attack of erysipelas, with [...] abscess on the back of the knee and ankle […] It appeared that 9 weeks previously he had fractured his fibula and had walked about for two or three days afterwards. His leg then began to swell and stints were applied’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Lucas, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive rupture of the liver with effusion of blood & bile into the peritoneum. Fracture of 4th, 5th, & 6th ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Effusion (Abdomen); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient shortly before his admission was knocked down by some horses and the wheel of a carriage passed over his abdomen. Some of the ribs were felt to be fractured upon the side side, and he was in a state of extreme collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Edward Aslett, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1846
Date of death: 31 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fracture of the skull, depression of the orbital plate of the frontal. Abscess in the anterior lobe of the brain with extensive suppuration in the lateral ventricles and at the base of the brain. Other viscera healthy.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Fracture (Skull); Abscess (Brain); Suppuration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a superficial scalp wound caused about ten minutes previously by a fall of about six feet from a ladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

James Martin , 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1844
Date of death: 9 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound, deamidation of bone. Inflammation of sub occipital (muscular) cellular tissue. Suppuration between bone and dura mater and in the corresponding cavity of arachnoid. Fracture of second lumbar vertebrae.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Inflammation (Head); Suppuration (Brain ); Fracture (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and spine
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Critcher, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Aug 1845
Date of death: 5 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the cartilage and caries of the spine. Double psoas abscess. Scrofulous suppuration of left hip joint, with destruction of ligamentem teres and extensive absorption of cartilages. Patch of miliary tubercles in left lung.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Spine); Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscles); Tuberculosis (Hip); Suppuration (Hip); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that about five months before admission while apparently in a state of perfect health, he got wet and developed severe pain in the left lumbar region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Atkins, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1844
Date of death: 14 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull with depressed bone; trephine applied 12 months after the accident. Erysipelas. Diffuse inflammation of the sub arachnoid cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: About 12 months before his admission he received a severe blow on the crown of his head from a fall off a coach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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