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Benjamin George, 51, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens. Brain wet. Slight extravasation of blood in arachnoid. Heart dilated and atrophied with flaccid muscular structure. Patches of atheroma about valves and aorta. Blood fluid. Lungs congested. Liver fatty.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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: The patient had lost his appetite, unable to sleep well and had become extensively nervous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Clarke, 17, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1844
Date of death: 2 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Pneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumothorax (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'She stated on admission, that for many months past she had been troubled with a short, dry, hacking cough, and with shortness of breath on making any exertion, but more particularly on going up stairs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Rice Evans, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1845
Date of death: 18 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema, left side. Old adhesions, right side. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Slight thickening of the valves on the left side. Heart with atheromatous deposit in the aorta. Old peritonitis. Tubercular matter in kidneys etc
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that during the last eight months he had suffered from constant and violent cough, attended by profuse expectoration, and night sweats. That he had lately become extremely shortbreathed and unable to take any exercise, or make the slightest exertion, and that he was in consequence very weak & languid’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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

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 Gosling, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1844
Date of death: 3 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: At her admission the patient had been under treatment for a severe pain under the left mamma accompanied with cough and expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Dunn, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Upper lobe, left lung, converted into one large vomica. Pneumonia. Tubercular ulceration of intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Vomica (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); 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 complained of great debility, which had been gradually coming on during the last six months. The catamenia [menstruation] had been absent during this period, and she attributed her ill health to this circumstance. She was much emaciated, and her countenance was extremely anxious, he complexion pallid.
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

Henry Walters, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1846
Date of death: 30 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleurisy and extensive hepatisation of the lung on the left side. Old adhesions on right side. Slight emphysema of both lungs. White patch on heart. Spleen soft and pulpy. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); 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 admitted in a moribund state, unable to give a collection account of himself. It appeared however from his friends account, that they had lost sight of him for several says and found him four days before admission, lying in a room by himself, quite neglected and suffering from cough, dyspnoea and acute pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Smith, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Nodes on the forehead. Inflammation of larynx and trachea, with inflammation of sub mucous tissue. Lungs emphysematous and oedematous posteriorly. Abortion at six months.
Disease (standardised): Nodes (Head); Inflammation (Larynx); Inflammation (Trachea); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Abortion (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: When admitted, there were three soft nodes at the upper part of the forehead of this patient. When admitted she was four months gone with child.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Foster, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 7 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Partial pleurisy. Pneumonia. Heart very soft with dilated cavities and thin walls.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with oedematous swelling of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Mary Colven, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Lungs puckered from condensation of the pleura and the interlobular cellular tissue. Emphysema and oedema of these organs. Slight recent peritonitis. Circumscribed cavity between uterus and rectum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cavity (Uterus, Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in January suffering from general anasarca dependent upon diseased heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Brown , 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1844
Date of death: 8 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Partial pneumonia. Pericarditis. Calcareous deposit in mesenteric gland.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Calculus (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a very low and feeble state with symptoms of fever and no local complication.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Moore, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1842
Date of death: 17 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Effusion into the left pleura. Infiltration of Tubercular matter. Vomicae. Softening of Heart.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
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

Richard Ingham, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1844
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old and recent pleurisy. Heart thin and dilated. Slight atheroma in aorta. Tubercles in intestine and mesenteric gland etc
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines, mesenteric glands)

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: 'Stated that he had for many years been particularly subject to catch cold on slight exposure, and that during the last year & half had been annoyed by a slight tickling cough, unaccompanied by expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Troutbeck, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Bicuspid valve thickened. Ascites and dropsy of the extremities. Liver large and puckered, with a peculiar yellow deposit.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Extremities); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted after suffering from palpitations and difficulty breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Dormond, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of Brain with extensive effusion into its ventricles. Pleurisy. Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain ); Effusion (Brain ); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of severe pain in the temple and forehead greatly aggravated by noise or excitement and relieved when he was lying down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Pitcher, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 16 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old and recent pleurisy. Miliary tubercles and vomicae in lungs, extensive red hepatisation of these organs. Old pericarditis. Pericardium adherent to right side. Heart dilated. Spleen adherent. One ulceration in caput coli.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Adherent (Spleen);Ulcer (Intestines)
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 he was taken ill in the beginning of the previous November with acute pain in the chest, referred chiefly to the left side, a cough and thin, frothy expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

William Hyles, 65, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1845
Date of death: 10 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Erysipelas with oedema of scalp, & diffuse cellular inflammation of neck & mediastinum. Larynx oedematous, with increased vascularity. Large quantities of fluid in the ventricles of the brain with perforation, in several places, of septum lucidum
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Erysipelas (Skin); Edema (Scalp); Inflammation (Neck, chest); Edema (Larynx); Wound (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Was first brought to the hospital on the 2nd of May with a wound about an inch in length, situated immediately above the right superciliary ridge and not exposing the bone. He was sensible and able to answer questions but his manner was excited. He was said to have been stunned by a blow, and had not been sick after the accident. He declared his intention of leaving the hospital, but was ultimately reduced to go to bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Lucy Brookes, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 May 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Old adhesions. Pneumonia. Fatty liver. Old peritonitis. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 was admitted under the care of the Surgeon’s, but was shortly transferred to the Physicians for symptoms of chest disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Gardiner, 15, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 May 1845
Date of death: 11 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Dilated bronchial tubes with extensive effusion of lymph upon the free surface of the mucous membrane of these tubes. Mucous membrane of the trachea of a dark red colour, but without lymph. Larynx healthy
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Lungs); Disease (Throat)

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 an extremely weak state, exhibiting great anxiety of countenance, and suffering from urgent dyspnoea, and frequent cough accompanied by profuse purulent expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Mazotain, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 13 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of prostate. Chronic inflammation of bladder & kidneys, the structure of which was studded with cysts containing fluid and blood and fibrine. Lungs extensively hepatised at the back part
Disease (standardised): Disease (Prostate); Inflammation (Bladder, kidneys); Cyst (Kidney); Hepatisation (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 under the care of the physician, but transferred to the care of the surgeon upon the 11th of April. At that time his intellect appeared impaired and he did not give a very coherent account of his disease. His chief complaint was pain in the back with some loss of power over the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Baker, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1845
Date of death: 17 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Red & gray hepatisation running on in several places to suppuration & forming circumscribed abscesses. Bronchitis. Cavities of heart dilated with atrophy of their walls, the muscular structure of which was soft. Old peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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, a stout man, stated that for the last five or six years he had suffered from winter cough which usually left him at the beginning of summer. That during last winter his cough returned as usual, but that he had nothing to complain of till the 3rd of May when he was taken with rigors and acute cutting pain just below the nipple on the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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