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Agnes Workman, 49, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1876
Date of death: 2 Apr 1876
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of cervical glands, palate, lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Mouth); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Fenwick, John Charles James
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Robert James
Medical notes: This woman said that she had been subject to cough and spitting for some time and had spat some blood a few weeks ago.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, palate, heart, liver and kidneys
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

Hannah Hammond, 27, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1865
Date of death: 4 Apr 1865
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Disease of temporal bone. ‘Amyloid’ disease of liver, kidneys and small intestine
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Skull); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: She had been subject to winter cough for some years. She had been getting much worse in the way of debility and increased cough for the last nine weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Nicolas, 37, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1851
Date of death: 7 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Double pleurisy. Miliary tubercles & vomicae in both lungs, also emphysema. Ulceration of mucous membrane covering vocal chords & of the caecum, colon & rectum to considerable extent
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Suppuration (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Ulcer (Vocal cords, caecum, colon, rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man, who was a groom by employment, complained of having suffered from cough & pain in the chest for 3 months, that he had lost flesh rapidly during the last month, but he had never spit blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, trachea, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hawkins, 33, Gentleman’s servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman's servant
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1853
Date of death: 5 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by sulphuric acid. Corrosion of the oesophagus and stomach. Also of the duodenum
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic); Corrosion (Oesophagus); Corrosion (Stomach); Corrosion (Duodenum)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: A gentleman’s servant who had lost money by betting on a horse race. He was observed to stagger and fall in the street.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, oesophagus, tongue, larynx and thorax
Type of incident: Suicide

Maria Fisher, 54, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1879
Date of death: 15 Mar 1879
Disease (transcribed): Labio-pharyngeal paralysis. Bronchopneumonia
Disease (standardised): Paralysis (Pharynx); Bronchopneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The symptoms developed gradually from the beginning of December 1878. The thickness in her throat and the weakness of the legs were noticed first. The affection of the arms, lips and speech did not attract attention until a fortnight or so later.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and brain
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

Edward Roberts, 9, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1865
Date of death: 3 Apr 1865
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular disease of intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient had always been ailing. Last winter he complained much of pain in the shoulders and back and vomited often.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John McKew, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1853
Date of death: 4 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Chronic inflammation of the caecum and ascending colon with ulceration. Peritonitis

Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Inflammation (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been in a state of great destitution and for many night had not had a bed to sleep on before his admission into the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Geer, 32, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1869
Date of death: 19 Mar 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This woman, married with one child 8 years old, was admitted first in January with jaundice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Green, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1851
Date of death: 6 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous ulceration of the stomach, communicating with the interior of the transverse colon. Atrophy of the heart. Congestion & oedema of the lungs. Effusion of clear fluid into both pleural cavities
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach, colon); Atrophy (Heart); Congestion (Lungs); Edema (Lungs); Effusion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient dated the commencement of the illness only from the previous October, when she had been attacked by vomiting and pain in the abdomen. The bowels had continued pretty regular. She was married [and] had had 3 children, and the catamenia [menstruation] had continued regular up to Xmas last’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Martin, 11, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1872
Date of death: 19 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): Scrofula. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Laking, Francis Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The history given of the child by his parent was that ever since he was a baby he had had abscesses about his body, and as soon as one healed another would form.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Cooper, 45, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1874
Date of death: 30 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart. Bronchitis. Cirrhosis of liver. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung); Cirrhosis (Liver); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Fenwick, John Charles James
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: She had an umbilical hernia for three years. Six weeks ago she felt heaviness in the abdomen and noticed that it was increasing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
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

James Knightley, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1852
Date of death: 18 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver. Yellow deposits in kidney. Effusion of bloody fluid into the peritoneal, pleural and pericardial sacs. Bronchitis. Engorgement of the lungs. Fluid blood. Purpuric spots
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Deposits (Kidney); Effusion (Abdomen); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung); Engorgement (Lung) ; Fluid (Blood) ; Purpura (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been ailing ten or twelve years, chiefly suffering from what he termed nervous debility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Daniels, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1854
Date of death: 2 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Abscesses in the liver. Ulcerated colon. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Liver); Ulcer (Colon); Disease (Kidney)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man stated that he had been taken ill rather suddenly on the 5th Nov with pain in the abdomen, which had gradually extended up towards the chest and was now chiefly situated about the lower end of the scrotum’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Alfred J Nicholls, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1850
Date of death: 29 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of stomach. Liver small. Capsule thickened.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Stomach); Small (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man presented very much the appearance of cachexia and anaemia commonly accompanying any form of malignant disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Musselwhite, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1849
Date of death: 29 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied & dilated heart, diseased mitral & aortic valves. Anasarca. Pulmonary apoplexy. Congested liver & kidneys. Fibrous tumours of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Edema (Systemic); Stroke (Lungs); Congestion (Liver, kidneys); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that she had been ill 3 months with cold & cough & expectoration of a large quantity of frothy mucus, that the cough was now somewhat relieved, but she suffered much from shortness of breath, being unable to lye down in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Brokenboro, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 23 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dilated and hypertrophied heart. Puckered liver. Coarse and cysted kidneys. Dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been ill for nine weeks, which began with a cough and dyspnoea, and followed some weeks later by anasarca.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary O’Ryan, 17, Orphan

Occupation or role: Orphan
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Sep 1879
Date of death: 6 Jan 1880
Disease (transcribed): (Phthisis) Tuberculosis of lungs and intestines. Lardaceous infiltration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Dunbar, James John Macwhirter
Post mortem examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical notes: For about a month before admission he noticed her feet and legs swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Southerton, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1851
Date of death: 14 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposit in lungs and vomicae. Old double pleural adhesions. Ulceration of mucous membranes of the trachea and of intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl was admitted in the first stage of phthisis, with cough, emaciation, night sweats and some degree of hoarseness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Porter, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1851
Date of death: 21 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by hydrocyanic acid. Great congestion of the various viscera & effusion of yellow fluid into peritoneal cavity. Also effusion into the subarachnoid tissue & congestion of the cerebral membranes. Old peritonitis & pleurisy on the right side. Enlarged tricuspid orifice at right side of the heart
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic); Congestion (Internal organs); Effusion (Peritoneum, brain); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought to the hospital dead, reported to have committed suicide, a bottle which had contained hydrocyanic acid having been found in his room. It came out in evidence on the inquest that he had got into difficulties, and had appropriated money of his employer’s’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: Suicide

Richard Ward, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1849
Date of death: 26 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Wet brain & extravasation of blood in pia mater covering cerebellum. Fatty liver. Oblique inguinal hernia
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Liver); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who was an old offender, was stated to have been drinking hard for a fortnight previous to the appearance of his present symptoms, which had only begun to shew themselves 3 or 4 days before admission. He had been in the hospital 3 or 4 times with similar attacks. On the last occasion just after Xmas he had been ill 7 days before his admission, and continued delirious 6 days in the house. His former attack had only been 6 weeks before that one’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

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