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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

Mary David, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1854
Date of death: 11 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the uterus. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Malignancy (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: The patient was deaf so it was impossible to get a rational account of her illness. It appeared that she was a widow, and had had four children. She complained of pains across the belly, which was continual and of a burning character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

George Wild, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1853
Date of death: 5 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Fatty disease of the liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (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 patient was admitted in apparently the last stage of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Bell, 40, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1849
Date of death: 15 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhoids, sloughing of the mucous membrane of the rectum. Liver large. Tubercles & vomicae in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhoids (Rectum, anus); Sloughing (Rectum); Disease (Liver); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
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 patient was admitted with three large inflamed & strangulated piles, each of them rather bigger than a large nut, & formed by dilated haemorrhoidal veins with very little mucous membrane covering them. They had come down on the preceding day, accompanied by considerable haemorrhage from the bowel, and the spincter having closed around them he was prevented from getting them back. He was a stableman, debilitated & out of health & had suffered for two years from cough & many of the symptoms of advanced phthisis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Susanna Trianer, 59, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Mar 1857
Date of death: 28 Mar 1857
Disease (transcribed): Gall stones. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Gall stones (Gall bladder); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A month ago she received a sudden fright which was followed by rigors and excessive heat of skin, accompanied by perspiration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Seymour, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1857
Date of death: 16 Mar 1857
Disease (transcribed): Fibrous tumour of the uterus. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Wintle, Frederic J.W.
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had four miscarriages when about three months pregnant, the last being three years ago. Soon after which time she experienced pain in the loins of a dull aching character with bearing down and darting pains through the uterus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

William Farrer, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1849
Date of death: 7 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Ascites (Peritoneum)
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 presented on admission the appearance of jaundice, aggravated by a considerable amount of delirium. He was reported by his friend to have been during 30 years a man of most dissipated habits, drinking regularly for some time past 3 bottles of gin daily and occasionally reaching 5. He had however not suffered under any severe illness, with the exception of having had one or two attacks of delirium tremens’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Holden, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1854
Date of death: 27 Feb 1854
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposit beneath pericranium & skull. Disease of the liver, spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Skull); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Spleen)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This child, when admitted, was in a state of extreme scrofulous cachexia, with a large sloughy sore over the forehead exposing the bone of the cranium’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

John Leighton, 23, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1856
Date of death: 7 Mar 1856
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of Liver. Enlarged Spleen
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Enlarged (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: Three years ago this man had inflammation and abscess in his left side from which he recovered, but never thoroughly regained his health. He had suffered from erysipelas of the face for a week and he spat blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Derby Cane, 55, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Oct 1852
Date of death: 28 Feb 1853
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Ascites. Cirrhosis of the liver
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Ascites (Abdomen); Cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: An Irish labourer who thought himself a sober man, but acknowledged that he sometimes exceeded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Banwell, 66, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1857
Date of death: 23 Feb 1857
Disease (transcribed): Ovarian cyst. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had been in the hospital twelve different times for ovarian dropsy, and each time paracentesis was performed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Teasdale, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1853
Date of death: 18 Feb 1853
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of the intestine. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 had fallen off a scaffold, a height of about ten feet, and a heaving mass of bricks, which fell with him, struck him of the left side of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Jane Gwilt, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1853
Date of death: 23 Dec 1853
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted on account of a strangulated femoral hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: General appearances
Type of incident: n/a

William Quinton, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Date of admission: 17 Oct 1854
Date of death: 18 Oct 1854
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Effusion on the brain. Diseased liver
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Liver)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man was brought into the hospital in a completely delirious state, with jaundiced eyes, [?] tongue, moist skin, tremulous movements, and unable to give any account of himself. It was stated that he had formerly been in a warm climate and that he had acquired very dissipated habits, latterly drinking as much as 3 bottles of gin daily. He was ordered to have some bottled stout’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Wright, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1853
Date of death: 31 Jan 1854
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Effusion on brain. Purulent effusion in pleura & peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Effusion (Brain); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: n/a
Medical notes: 'Admitted on the evening of the 30th with much cough, laboured breathing, flushed face, & quick pulse, but not much pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Edward Harrod, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1855
Date of death: 22 Nov 1855
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Faecal extravasation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 a strangulated femoral hernia which he first noticed five days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Dehin, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1854
Date of death: 27 Sep 1854
Disease (transcribed): Haematemesis. Disease of the liver and enlarged spleen
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Gastrointestinal tract); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient had been admitted on the 26 July suffering from pain about the epigastrium, and swelling of the abdomen. He said that he had two or three serious illnesses, one of which was believed to be inflammation of the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Robert Birch, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 47
Date of admission: 14 Sep 1854
Date of death: 17 Sep 1854
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia. Operation. Intestines & omentum in sac
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh)
Admitting doctor: Cutler, Edward and Pollock, George
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had had a serotal hernia on the right side for some years, which had been always easily reducible. He had also had a swelling in the right groin for the last 3 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of injury: n/a

Arabella Irving, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 34
Date of admission: 24 May 1854
Date of death: 12 Sep 1854
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the intestinal canal. Disease of the ovaries
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines); Disease (Ovary)
Admitting doctor: Lee, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Dickinson, William Howship and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was a widow, the mother of two children. Her illness began about five years ago, when she found a small swelling in the right side of the hypogastric regions’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of injury: n/a

James Gower, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Oct 1855
Date of death: 16 Oct 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Ulceration of the Caecum
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had only just been discharged from the Small Pox Hospital. Four days after his discharge he was suddenly attacked with severe abdominal pain and feeling of sickness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Scott, 2 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1848
Date of death: 22 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Imperforate anus. Retention of faeces.
Disease (standardised): Imperforate (Anus); Retention of faeces (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: The history of this case is not given as the body was not examined.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Conelly, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Aug 1855
Date of death: 23 Aug 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman stated that she had not felt in good health for three weeks. Six days before admission she was seized with sickness and swelling of abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Arber, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1853
Date of death: 25 Nov 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the liver, spleen and kidneys. Anasarca. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen); Disease (Kidney); Oedema (Leg); Oedema (Scrotum); Oedema (Penis);Ascites (Abdomen)
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 patient was admitted with dropsy of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hurrell, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Nov 1853
Date of death: 23 Nov 1853
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of the liver. Disease of the kidneys. Ascites. Anasarca
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A man of rather full habits, with general dropsy and considerable discolouration of the skin of the face, neck and lips.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Curney, 56, Housepainter

Occupation or role: Housepainter
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Sep 1856
Date of death: 14 Oct 1856
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of Liver. Granulated disease of the Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man stated that he had been ill only ten days. He attributed the pain he first felt in the lower part of his abdomen to cold. It gradually got worse and ended in a dropsical state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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