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Ann Rogers, 69, Single

Occupation or role: Single
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1872
Date of death: 27 Oct 1872
Disease (transcribed): Fall from staircase. Fractured forearms. Intracranial extravasation
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Arm); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient fell down a staircase and was found in a state of insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, hernia and cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Shearer, 35, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Sep 1872
Date of death: 10 Oct 1872
Disease (transcribed): Circumcision. Erysipelas. Sloughing of the penis and scrotum
Disease (standardised): Circumcision (Penis); Erysipelas (Skin); Sloughing (Penis); Sloughing (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted with a congenital phimosis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Maceabe, 49, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1872
Date of death: 30 Sep 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries and necrosis of 1st phalanx of toe. Pyaemia. (Pleurisy and disorganization of upper lobe of left lung. Nephritis)
Disease (standardised): Caries (Toe); Necrosis (Toe); Sepsis (Systemic); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disorganisation (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For four years this patient had had ulceration of the right foot, and three years ago the second and third toes were amputated in the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Evans, 30, Butcher

Occupation or role: Butcher
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1872
Date of death: 22 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine, do elbow joint
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Caries (Elbow)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Lacy, Charles De Lacy
Medical notes: This man was in the hospital at first for enlargement of the cervical glands of several years duration, which after an attack of erysipelas disappeared.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Clark, 42, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1872
Date of death: 8 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the leg. Extensive suppuration. Exhaustion. Syphilis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Suppuration (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was thrown out of a cart, and fell with the left leg bent under him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Rogers, 55, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Jul 1872
Date of death: 31 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Left inguinal hernia. Strangulated. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had had a rupture for eighteen months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Hernia, pleurae, lungs, heart, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

William Meadows, 18, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1872
Date of death: 22 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Kick from a horse two years previously. Abscess of brain. Suppuration in frontal region from carious bone. Pus in cerebral ventricles. Disorganization of right frontal lobe
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Suppuration (Skull); Suppuration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This boy was transferred from the medical wards on account of an abscess discharging from a small opening in the right upper eyelid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Ives, 49, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jun 1872
Date of death: 16 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Periostitis of tibia. Bedsores. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Periostitis (Leg); Pressure ulcer (Skin); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Faber, 25, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1872
Date of death: 14 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Pelvic cellulitis. Abscess. Obstruction to circulation of right leg
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Skin); Abscess (Pelvis); Obstruction to circulation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: She was confined three months before admission, and about a month after delivery began to have pain and swelling in the right iliac region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Gordon, 88, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 88
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1872
Date of death: 10 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Senile exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Taylor, 61, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1872
Date of death: 7 May 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries and necrosis of ribs. Empyema
Disease (standardised): Caries (Ribs); Necrosis (Ribs); Empyema (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For four years this patient had had a sinus discharging at the lower part of the right chest. Three months before admission some bone was removed from the rib.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Palmer, 36, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1872
Date of death: 4 May 1872
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerated wound of foot. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Foot); Wound (Foot); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted with swelling and redness of the right foot and lower part of the leg, and a small sloughing wound on the dorsum of the foot.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, organs of special sense, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edmund Gardner, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1872
Date of death: 28 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): (Ankylosis of knee). Amputation of leg. Calcareous atheroma. Secondary haemorrhage. Exhaustion. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ankylosis (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Haemorrhage (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man came in with disease of the right knee joint of a few years duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Fowler, 35, Goods guard

  • Occupation or role: Goods guard
    Age: 35
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 9 Mar 1872
    Date of death: 9 Mar 1872
    Disease (transcribed): Railway accident. Amputation at thigh. Exhaustion
    Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
    Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
  • Rouse, James
    Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
    Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
    Medical notes: This man had the left leg completely crushed by the passage of an engine over it.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys
    Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Jane Boddy, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1872
Date of death: 8 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of foot. Amputation at thigh. Atheroma. Thrombosis of femoral and common iliac veins. Bedsores
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Amputation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Thrombosis (Veins); Pressure ulcer (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient a month before admission was suddenly attacked with great pain in the right loin, followed by coldness and pain down the leg and slight swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Files, 61, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1871
Date of death: 1 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Bedsores. Abscess in muscles of thigh. Tubercles. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Pressure ulcer (Skin); Abscess (Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: Nine months before admission this patient began to lose power over the lower limbs and bladder, and she gave an incoherent account of herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, muscles, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Stevens, 17, Railway porter

Occupation or role: Railway porter
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1871
Date of death: 24 Feb 1872
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of both legs and skull. (Railway accident). Amputation in both thighs. Secondary haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Skull); Amputation (Leg); Haemorrhage (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein recorded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Atkinson, 1 year 10 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 1 year 10 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1871
Date of death: 23 Feb 1872
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Operation (suprapubic). Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder); Operation (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This child was admitted with the history that he had been cut for stone in another hospital, but no stone was extracted.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and bones
Type of incident: n/a

Timothy Smith, 78, Cordwainer

Occupation or role: Cordwainer
Age: 78
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1872
Date of death: 21 Jan 1872
Disease (transcribed): Calculous pyelitis. Abscess surrounding left kidney. Partial of obstruction of the ureter. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Pyelitis (Kidney); Calculi (Kidney); Abscess (Kidney); Obstruction (Ureter); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted for retention of urine from enlarged prostate gland.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

George Boyle, 61, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1871
Date of death: 17 Jan 1872
Disease (transcribed): Superficial abscess in back of neck (remains of a carbuncle). Erysipelas. Hydatid cyst in liver
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Carbuncle (Neck); Erysipelas (Skin); Echinococcosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man was admitted for a carbuncle on the nape of the neck which was discharging freely through several openings.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Daniels, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1871
Date of death: 16 Nov 1871
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation; Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This patient had had an umbilical hernia for nine years, had never worn any truss, nor at any time entirely returned the protruded bowel. Nov 14 the tumour became larger, she was seized with violent abdominal pain & sickness. The bowels acted slightly after this, but the vomiting & pain continued’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

William Morris, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Aug 1871
Date of death: 2 Aug 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Atheroma. Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'He had had a rupture 16 years. He wore a truss for 2 years, & then relinquished it, so that none was worn for last 14 years, during which time the bowel frequently came down. July 29 bowel came down after coughing and he could not return it. Bowels had acted that morning, not since’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Wood, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 May 1871
Date of death: 31 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Ulcers of legs. Double pleuritic effusion. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Legs); Effusion (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'He was admitted for old ulcers of both legs, which under the influence of rest and stimulant lotion were healing, when on July 24 he was attacked with double pleurisy, which proved fatal’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary A. Sullibank, None

Occupation or role: None
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1871
Date of death: 31 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Angular curvature of spine. Ulcerated legs. Pyaemia?
Disease (standardised): Spinal curvature (Spine); Ulcer (Legs); Sepsis (Systemic)

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Seven months before admission a swelling formed on right calf & after some weeks burst, ulceration then took place and spread round leg. Curvature of spine of several years’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, bones, muscles, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

Rosabella Link, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1871
Date of death: 23 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of rectum. Peritonitis. Caries of skull
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Caries (Skull)

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Nine years ago she had syphilis, and has since had rupial sores, sore throat, & caries of sagittal maxilla, the hair has also fallen out. Four years ago [she] first began to suffer from confined bowels & increasing difficulty of passing motions’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

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