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Joseph Harwood, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1851
Date of death: 1 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Albuminous urine. Ascites. Dyspnoea. Palpitation. Convulsions. Clot in the ventricles and left optic thalamus of the brain. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen); Dyspnoea (Lung); Palpitation (Heart); Seizures (Brain); Thrombosis (Brain);Disease (Kidneys)
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 admitted with considerable anasarca. It appeared that his legs had first begun to swell about twelve months before, and latterly also his abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Hill, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Oct 1852
Date of death: 4 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Imperfect paraplegia. Scrofulous deposits in the lungs, bronchial glands, peritoneal cavity and spleen. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Bronchial glands); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Spleen); 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: He was admitted in a condition of imperfect paraplegia which commenced after severe exposure.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

John Slater, 33, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Oct 1869
Date of death: 2 Jan 1870
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Small round celled sarcoma – glioma – involving the medulla oblongata and cervical region of the spinal cord – large cavity in the centre of the cord.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Sarcoma (Spinal Cord); Cavity (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient applied to the Hospital as an outpatient and was treated for lead palsy which affected his hands.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Ball , 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1849
Date of death: 8 Jan 1850
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia. Disease of brain. Encephaloid deposits in connection with the dura mater.
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Brain); Disease (Brain); Cancer (Brain )
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 woman was admitted complaining of loss of power in both arms and legs. She stated that she had in the first instance had a fit of some sort accompanied with unconsciousness for some hours, and she had then been paralysed on the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Anne Legge, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1848
Date of death: 18 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of brain and membranes. Pneumonia and hepatisation of lung. Scrofulous bronchial glands.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was said to have been taken ill with severe pain in the head, delirium, and occasionally very noisy and troublesome.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Gilpin, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 May 1849
Date of death: 14 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Atrophied & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Wet brain. Cysts in both ovaries
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, brain); Cyst (Ovaries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient had been under the care of Dr Page [William Emanuel Page] about 2 months previously, when she appeared to be in a cachectic state, with sallow complexion, confined bowels, bilious vomiting & headache. She complained of continual noise in her head, and always said that she felt she should go out of her mind. She left the hospital considerably relieved, but was unable to return to her work. She was brought to the hospital with a report that she had had a fit on the previous day, in which she had become quite unconscious, and since that had been violently delirious’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Jinneway, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 3 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercle in medulla oblong: lymph at base of brain. Miliary tubercles in lung. Facial paralysis. Strabismus
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Lymph (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Paralysis (Face); Strabismus (Eyes)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This child was brought by its mother to the Hospital for the purpose of having an operation for the cure of strabismus performed and admitted under the care of the surgeon. It was soon evident that it was a consequence of deep seated mischief, and she was transferred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Penny, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1853
Date of death: 8 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Facial paralysis and hemiplegia produced by a tumour of the pons varolii the result of softened scrofulous matter
Disease (standardised): Paralysis (Face); Hemiplegia (Brain); Tumour (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain)
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 girl stated that her illness began with slight numbness of the face on the right side, and since that she had had numbness down the left side of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pharynx
Type of incident: n/a

William Hawks, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1853
Date of death: 12 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Head symptoms. Diseased kidneys. Enormously dilated ventricle of brain. Enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Disease (Kidney); 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: He was admitted in a state of great confusion of mind with tremulous movements and a large oedematous tongue, having the appearance of salivation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Haines, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1852
Date of death: 29 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Convulsions and coma. Extravasation of blood and much serum under the arachnoid and into the bronchial tubes
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Brain); Coma (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Extravasation (Lung)
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 was admitted in a very strange and confused state of mind, with very much the appearance of one who had delirium tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wiggins, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 19 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granules of lymph(?) on surface of pleura. Disease of liver, with cysts containing coagulated blood throughout the substance. Brain wet.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Lymph (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
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 about six weeks and had commenced with pain in the back and numbness of the legs after exposure to the cold and wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Pearse, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested, serous effusion in the ventricles. Tubercles in the cerebellum, the lungs, liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who have a very obscure account of his symptoms, stated that he had been constantly exposed to cold in his work while perspiring and that without any particular cause of illness he had been so weak as to be unable to return to work after the 3rd inst. He had been OP [out-patient for some time under Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman], and had been confined to bed for 3 or 4 days before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Bankes, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1852
Date of death: 4 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatism. Severe epistaxis. Coma. Fluid in the ventricles and sub-arachnoidean tissues. Deposit of bone in the arachnoid membrane. Hypertrophied heart. Adherent pericardium. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Epistaxis (Nose); Coma (Brain); Fluid (Brain); Deposits (Brain); Disease (Heart);Disease (Kidney)
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: He was admitted with Rheumatism of rather an acute form which had been coming on for several days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Bird, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1853
Date of death: 24 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral symptoms. Extensive serous effusion in the cerebral ventricles. Slight consolidation of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Consolidation (Lung)
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 patient was originally admitted under the care of Dr Wilson in the early part of September 1851 labouring under a recent cerebral affection.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Chappell, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1848
Date of death: 10 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid tumour in right thalamus opticus, & in both kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain, 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: 'This patient reported that he had been suddenly seized while at work on the forenoon of the 30th ult with loss of power & of sensation coming in left arm, and quickly depriving him also of the use of his leg. He was alone while it occurred, & was some time before obtaining assistance but during that period he feels certain that there was no loss of consciousness. He managed to crawl to the door of the shop & summon a passer-by to his aid. At first the paralysis was complete but now there is some degree of power, but total anaesthenia continues. He says that his speech was also affected at first, but now there is no paralysis of any of the muscles of the face or tongue’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Frances Green, 74, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1852
Date of death: 7 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood into the subarachnoid tissues and ventricles of brain. Vessels of the right corpus striatum. Optic thalamus large. Slight contraction of mitral orifice of the heart. Diseased kidneys. Atheromic state of cerebral arteries and the general arterial system
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 patient was brought to the hospital in a condition of perfect insensibility, with the limbs perfectly flaccid, and apparently paralysed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Pearse, 30, Under butler

Occupation or role: Under butler
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jan 1853
Date of death: 16 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Low pneumonia. Enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Heart)
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 man had been ailing and out of sorts for some days. On the day before admission he had shown symptoms of excitement and wandering of the mind.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Strange, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1850
Date of death: 4 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Chorea after rheumatic softening of the spinal chord. Adherent pericardium. Lymph on mitral valves.
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Nervous system); Softening (Spinal cord); Disease (Heart)
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 patient was unable to stand or walk when brought to the Hospital, and the report of his father who accompanied him was that he had returned from work on the morning of the 20th complaining of pains in the knees, which had since become swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, spinal chord and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Hyland, 48, Paper stainer

Occupation or role: Paper stainer
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1881
Date of death: 9 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral haemorrhage. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Brain); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He has been a paper stainer all his life using much lead, arsenic, copper & mercury. He was an in-patient of St George's 24 years ago with colic; he has had none since; no wrist drop. For the last 20 years he has had frequent long attacks of cough and dyspnoea; for the last ten at least much polyuria. He has been a heavy drinker up to 1870 but slightly moderated his excesses since then'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Young, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'This body was not examined at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

Susan Hughes, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercles in brain, lungs, kidney, uterus, spine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus); Tuberculosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This girl dated her illness from suppression of menstruation four months previously during the whole of which period she had suffered more or less from pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Bird, 19, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Ulcerative Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was not seen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Moses Larner, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1852
Date of death: 10 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia attended by difficult and laboured respiration. Ecchymosis of blood into the spinal cord opposite the 10th dorsal vertebra, also into the middle part of the left side of the medulla oblongata at about one inch from the lower margin of the pons varolii
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Brain); Ecchymosis (Spinal cord); Ecchymosis (Brain)
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: The patient reported that on the 25th he had found himself unable to walk, and it turned out that he had suffered from pain in the head for two months previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Fry, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1854
Date of death: 14 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in the Brain. Softening of the brain.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Some days after admission it was learned that the patient had had a fit about a fortnight before in which he had remained unconscious for three days. He had been ill altogether some five months, but of his symptoms, nothing was accurately known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Abbey, 39, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1880
Date of death: 14 Apr 1881
Disease (transcribed): Embolism of right middle cerebral artery. Consequent softening
Disease (standardised): Embolism (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'His father had three seizures of paralysis & died […] in the last. He has been a man of very temperate habits, & can give no previous history of disease. For the last 3 or 4 months he has felt weak, with some dyspnoea, and epigastric & intestinal[?] 'pain'. Four days before admission he found his left side suddenly paralysed, without losing speech or consciousness'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen

Type of incident: n/a

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