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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 Harris, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chorea. Brain congested. Uterus hypertrophied and remarkably hard, with superficial ulceration of the os uteri
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system); Congestion (Brain); Ulcer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a married woman who had had 2 children, the youngest 4 years old, was reported by her husband to have suffered frequently since her last confinement from pain in the head. Shortly after the birth of her last child, she began to experience twitchings and slight jactitations principally affecting the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen

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

Anne Hawkins, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1845
Date of death: 26 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in breast. Erysipelas over the breast and chest. Puerpural mania
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Breast); Erysipelas (Breast, chest); Postpartum depression (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in consequence of abscesses in the right breast and was delivered of a fully developed child on the following day. After her delivery she lost a considerable quantity of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Barrier, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1846
Date of death: 2 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy?
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain )
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: No history of the case is given, in consequence of the removal of the body without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
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

Mary Wilson , 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1844
Date of death: 14 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy from left corpus striatum and thalamus. Enormous hypertrophy of left ventricle. Disease of cerebral arteries.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Hypertrophy (Brain ); Disease (Arteries)
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 had long been an out patient of the Hospital with symptoms of hypertrophy of the heart, and had been subject to headaches.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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

Louisa Bailey , 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1844
Date of death: 23 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the Brain, with a peculiar yellow deposit in the lung, spleen and kidney. Anasarca. Kidneys mottled.
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain ); Deposit (Lung, Spleen, Kidney); Oedema (Leg); Mottled (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had previously suffered from acute rheumatism, and was admitted with symptoms of Dropsy dependent upon disease of the heart and kidneys.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Tierney, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 May 1844
Date of death: 27 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Old apoplectic cyst. Enormous distention of the sigmoid flexure of the colon, the consequence of partial obstruction caused by the gut being inverted upon itself. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Brain ); Distention (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of pain in the loins and left hypogastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Edgler, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1846
Date of death: 25 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid disease of brain with extravasation of blood, and softening of the surrounding structure. Other organs healthy in structure. Old adhesions about pleurae, pericardium and peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain ); Adhesions (Pleura); Adhesions (Heart); Adhesions (Abdomen)
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 was admitted about five months before this admission, suffering from intense pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Joseph Evans, 51, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1845
Date of death: 24 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fluid in sub-arachnoid tissue. Lung congested posteriorly. Two aortic valves only, the surfaces of which were covered with fibrinous & calcareous deposits. Slight irregular depressions on surfaces of kidneys. Small calculus in pelvis of kidney
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Deposit (Aorta); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Calculus (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: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in the chest, & cough said to be of ten days’ duration. The respiration was very quick & catching, & the pain in the chest was much increased on deep inspiration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Clarke, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1845
Date of death: 25 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large scalp wound, followed by matter between the dura mater & bone as well as by matter in the cavity of the arachnoid and in the sub-arachnoid tissue & pia mater. Trephine applied. 2ndary deposits in lung. Pericardium adherent. Heart dilated & soft
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Wound (Brain); Trephining; Deposit (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'John Clark, admitted with a very large scalp wound, extending nearly the whole length of the head upon the right side, in a semicircular direction, and exposing considerable portion of the right temporal occipital, and frontal bones […] The wound was filled with dirt. It was not ascertained in what manner the wound had been inflicted as he was found in a state of insensibility in a cellar & could give no account of the way in which he got there’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Cornwall , 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1844
Date of death: 11 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Central nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a state of great restlessness and loss of sleep and delirium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Mary Simmonds, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 16 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large apoplectic clot, of some standing, in the posterior lobe of the right hemisphere. Other part of brain and vessels healthy. Effusion in the sub arachnoid tissues. Specks of atheroma about aorta. Erysipelas. Abscess in neck.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Effusion (Brain); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Neck)
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 paralytic on the left side of the body. It appeared from the friends account, that on the 16th of May she had a fit of an apoplectic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and neck
Type of incident: n/a

Julia Lonagan, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1844
Date of death: 15 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of Brain
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain )
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: The body was not examined, at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Nash, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1845
Date of death: 3 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in the sub-arachnoid tissue. Phthisis with old adhesions. Tubercular ulceration of intestinal canal
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, an habitual drunkard, stated that he had not enjoyed good health for the last 18 months. That during that time he has had no appetite, and has been gradually getting thinner, but without any very obvious cause’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, 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

Samuel Poole, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1844
Date of death: 17 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tumour connected with the tentorium cerebelli. Large effusion into ventricles with softening of fornix and corpus callosum. Miliary tubercles in lungs.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain ); Effusion (Brain ); Softening (Brain ); 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 stated that he had been quite well until about 10 days previous when he began to have a slight headache which gradually increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Needham, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1844
Date of death: 18 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy from the left thalamus making its way into the ventricles. Coagulum of blood, of some standing, enveloped in a transparent cyst, in the cavity of the left ventricle. Arteries diseased. Hypertrophy of heart.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Cysts (Brain ); Disease (Arteries); Hypertrophy (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: The patient was admitted with some loss of power over the right side of the body. She was in a very weak state, and the powers of the mind were very feeble and the memory imperfect.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Rownsley, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1845
Date of death: 7 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid tissue. Recent pleurisy & old adhesions. White patch on heart. Blood fluid. Capsule of liver much thickened. Deposits in cortical structure of kidneys, apparently scrofulous. Pelvis etc inflamed. Pus in urine
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Pelvis); Suppuration (Bladder); Syphilis (Systemic)
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 was admitted complaining of almost total paralysis of the lower and partial loss of power over the upper extremities, but without loss of sensation, of great pain in the head, attended by much giddiness, of a ringing noise in the head giving rise to some deafness, of pain in the abdomen, & of pains in all his limbs, but more particularly the shin bones […] It was elicited that during the last six months he had lived a very irregular life, and had suffered greatly from syphilis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Warman, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 20 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia. Sloughing of the skin over the prominent parts. Structures of brain and spinal marrow healthy in appearance. Slight effusion of fluid in sub arachnoid tissue and in theca. Hypertrophy of bladder. False passage in prostate.
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Central nervous system); Sloughing (Skin); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Bladder); False passage (Prostate)
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 was admitted in a pale emaciated condition under the physician for what appeared to be rheumatic pains, but was then transferred to Mr Hawkins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Hawkins, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1846
Date of death: 24 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis at base of brain. Tubercle in posterior lobe of left hemisphere. Effusion into ventricles. Phthisis. Tubercles in the spleen, kidneys and intestines with extensive ulceration in the caecum and small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Tuberculosis (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney);Tuberculosis (Intestines) ; Ulcer (Intestines)
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 for the last two years he had been unusually subject to ‘colds and coughs’, and had suffered almost continually during the last eight or nine months from cough and occasional pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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