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Charles Elmes, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1854
Date of death: 3 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia. Stricture of the Urethra
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, Pleura); Constriction (Urethra)
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 stated that he had been ill only about a week with cough and cold and pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

John Johnson, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of admission: 7 Sep 1853
Date of death: 7 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Infiltration of deposit with softening in the apices of the medullary canal
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Deposit (Bones); Softening (Bones)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man experienced his first attack of dropsy 5 years ago from which he had entirely recovered, and had not suffered from it again until 8 months before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: 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

James Gelley, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Pulmonary haemorrhage. Tubercular deposit in the intestines with ulceration of the small & large intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Haemorrhage (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 applied for relief in consequence of diarrhoea, & pain in the stomach from which he had been suffering more than a month. On further enquiry it appeared that he was also subject to cough, had suffered from it more particularly since Xmas, & had spit blood only about a fortnight before his admission. But the cough was not particularly troublesome, & he had no night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Stacey, 64, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Laceration of the lung. Emphysema. Two old clots in the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Clot (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought to the hospital on the afternoon of the 14th of May having been knocked down by a cart & thrown upon his chest against the curb stone’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Richard White, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1849
Date of death: 19 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in right kidney. Circumscribed abscess in peritoneal cavity. Left kidney enormously hypertrophied. Tuberculosis of the peritoneum. Extensive peritonitis. Scrotal hernia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Kidneys, peritoneum); Disease (Kidneys); Tuberculosis (Peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a scrotal hernia of the left side of 17 years’ duration, never wholly reducible. He had always worn a truss which had prevented the hernia increasing in size until the 3rd of May, when he observed it rather larger than usual, but free form pain. In the evening of the 3rd he had vomiting once, & the bowels acted scantily on the following morning; & then, not again till the evening of the 7th, by injection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Rogers, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1855
Date of death: 4 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pelvic abscess after parturition
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient had been confined three months before admission, with her second child. The labour had been natural but was followed, very shortly, by pain in the region of the left hip or left iliac region with slight rigors.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Nathaniel Vincent, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital malformation of the heart. Calcarous deposit in aortic semilunar valves. Atrophied muscular walls. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of pain of abdomen, referred chiefly to right side, which had existed during 5 months, generally acoompanied by pain of head, & constipation of bowels. Appeared a good deal depressed, said he felt very languid: complexion sallow, conjunctive yellowish’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hyday, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1855
Date of death: 5 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Contusion of the leg. Hospital gangrene. Bed sores
Disease (standardised): Contusions (Leg); Gangrene (Leg); Pressure Ulcers (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
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

Caroline Patrick, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 23 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the thyroid body. Constriction of the trachea
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Neck); Constriction (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with an enlargement of the thyroid gland of 6 months’ duration. At first its growth was very gradual & unattended by pain, but in the course of a few weeks pain in the left side of the head & face & in the left shoulder were experienced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea, thyroid gland, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Whitsum, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1856
Date of death: 14 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of Urethra. Diseased Bladder and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Bladder); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was admitted on account of stricture of the urethra. It appeared that he had applied at the Hospital as an out patient two days before, when a small instrument was passed into the bladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and urethra
Type of incident: n/a

Maria White, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 24 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Tubercular deposit, & ulceration of the intestines. Liver large. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Deposit (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Appearing much out of health, with an expression of considerable anxiety, the surface was marked especially the arms with small brownish spots, where she said small sores had been. She was considerably emaciated, but stated that she had no night sweats. She reported that she had been travelling in a 3rd class carriage on 24th December, and during the journey caught so severe a cold that she was unable to articulate when she reached her destination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Catchpole, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1853
Date of death: 16 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Artificial anus in left groin. Circumscribed peritoneal abscesses
Disease (standardised): Artificial anus (Groin); Abscess (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted in the afternoon on account of a femoral hernia of the left side, which she had had for about three years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Byrne, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration and stricture of oesophagus, having an ulcerated opening leading into the pleural cavity and left bronchus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Ulcer (Oesophagus); Constriction (Oesophagus); Ulcer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had laboured for some time under stricture of the oesophagus which from her aspect was evidently of a malignant nature.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

George Cooper, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1849
Date of death: 29 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured laminae, spinous process & bodies of the 5th, 6th cervical vertebrae. Laceration of the cord. Congested lungs & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Spine); Congestion (Lungs, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted at 2 1/4am, with what was presumed to be fracture of the cervical portion of the vertebral column. He had also fracture of the lower fourth of the right femur & a wound of the integument at the upper part of the forehead. He had been drinking largely during the preceding day & went to bed intoxicated, but awoke during the night & fancied he heard thieves breaking into the house, whereupon he got out on the roof & in leaning over the parapet, lost his balance, & fell into the street below, a distance of 40ft’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Savage, 55, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1849
Date of death: 30 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Chronic inflammation of the bladder. Cysts in the bladder. Dilated ureters. Inflamed kidneys
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Inflammation (Bladder); Cyst (Bladder); Inflammation (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with incontinence of urine & pain in the hypogastric region, increased by making pressure. His urine was alkaline & highly charged with foetid pus. He look ill & was much emaciated’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Kindon, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1855
Date of death: 7 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phagadaena of forearm
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Arm)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was originally admitted on the 3rd March on account of an abscess which was forming in the left forearm accompanied by an erysipelatous blush.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Morton , 31, Drayman

Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of thigh. Inflamed saphena and femoral veins
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: On the day of admission he was run over by a dray, which passed over his left thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Pluthero, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Nov 1856
Date of death: 19 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased knee. Resection. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Leg); Resection (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This lad had been a patient in the hospital in the early part of the year, on account of strumous disease of the left knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Read, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1855
Date of death: 10 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the leg. Hospital gangrene. Secondary deposits.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Gangrene (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Turner, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 April 1855
Date of death: 17 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical Hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman, in a state of senile dementia, was admitted on account on an umbilical hernia which was said to be strangulated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Mitchell Tripp, 8 months, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 8 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital oblique inguinal hernia. Strangulated, operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This little patient, at 8 months, was admitted with oblique inguinal hernia of the left side which had come down at 8 o’clock on the preceding evening during a violent fit of hooping cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Wood, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1854
Date of death: 26 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Extensive ulceration of the cacum, colon and rectum (large intestine)
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Page, William Emanuel
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering from looseness of the bowels for 3 weeks before admission, and during that time he had passed much blood by stool’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Mitcham, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied and dilatation of heart. Congested liver and spleen
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Congestion (Liver); Congestion (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient, after having suffered more or less from cough all winter, had found his legs began to swell about six weeks before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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