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Charlotte Scutt, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 February 1844
Date of death: 12 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the Rectum. Fatal Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from a simple stricture of the Rectum for many years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

John Hodgson, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1846
Date of death: 13 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Pneumonia. Shreds of lymph in pericardium. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Ulceration of caecum. Liver congested. Other organs not affected, with exception of slight enlargement of aggregate and mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis, suffering from dyspnoea almost amounting to suffocation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Davis, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1842
Date of death: 12 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Mottling degeneration of kidneys. Peritonitis. Cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Mottling degeneration (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Evans, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1845
Date of death: 11 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pulmonary apoplexy. Dilatation of heart with hypertrophy of its walls. Serum and lymph in pericardium. Coagula of long standing in left ventricle. Hypertrophy of liver. Kidneys granular and atrophied. Atheroma in aorta.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Haemorrhage (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient, who for about three months had been attending the hospital as an outpatient, reported that she had been suffering from dyspepsia and general weakness along with oedema of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Brown, 56, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1874
Date of death: 10 Feb 1874
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. (operation). Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman had been suffering from an umbilical rupture for the last two years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

William Plowman, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1842
Date of death: 5 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Cirrhosis. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Granular (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Scales, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Jul 1842
Date of death: 2 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Phthisis. Scrofulous peritonitis with ulceration of small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Ryves, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jan 1846
Date of death: 5 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Ulceration of membranous portion, effusion of urine. False passages. Large circumscribed abscess between bladder and rectum. Opening in rectum. Bladder hypertrophied, with chronic inflammation. Dilatation of ureters with chronic inflammation of the kidneys. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Ulcer (Urethra); Abscess (Bladder); Abscess (Rectum); Disease (Bladder); Disease (Ureter);Inflammation (Kidney) ; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient had suffered for many years from stricture of the urethra, so severe as to cause on several occasions complete retention of urine. He had been operated on ten years previously by Mr Benjamin Brodie.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George Todd, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Aug 1842
Date of death: 2 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Hypertrophy of Left Ventricle. Two semilunar aortic valves – soft vegetation of their surface and on the mitral. Liver and kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Granular (Liver); Granular (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Scully, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1846
Date of death: 5 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of brain. Lungs emphysematous anteriorly. Congested, etc posteriorly. Heart dilated and atrophied. Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites. Anarsarca. Other organs, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain ); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appeared that the patient had been in excellent health until the last nine months, during which period her health had been gradually failing. Her illness began with an attack of jaundice and dyspepsia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Townsend, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 2 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fistula in ano. Operation. Peritonitis. Mottled kidneys. Phthisis. Disease of right iliac bone
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with an old opening into the gut, which was first stated to have appeared as an abscess.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and right iliac bone
Type of incident: n/a

Anna Carey, 22, Kitchenmaid

Occupation or role: Kitchenmaid
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1864
Date of death: 20 Dec 1864
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of breast. Enteritis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Breast); Enteritis (Intestines); Pleurisy (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with the history that she was confined a month ago, she suckled her child for a ten days. Ten days after her confinement, from the nipple having been sore, she gave up suckling & the breasts became enlarged & painful. They afterwards burst’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Clifford, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1852
Date of death: 6 Feb 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous caries of the dorsal vertebrae with softening of the cervical bones. Abscesses in connection with the spinal column at posterior part of thorax. Urgent dyspnoea and dysphagia
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Tuberculosis (Spine); Abscess (Spine); Dyspnoea (Lung); Deglutition disorders (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He had been subject for many years to a scrofulous affection and there were marks of old ulceration in the neck and under the angle of the jaw.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, interior surfaces of cervical vertebrae and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Hanson, 37, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1869
Date of death: 11 Nov 1869
Disease (transcribed): Ovariotomy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ovariotomy (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient had been in the hospital on several previous occasions. On admission she was larger than ever, with constant sickness and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Ballard, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 February 1844
Date of death: 11 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation followed by fatal peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been subject to a ventral hernia for 30 years which he had been in the habit of returning for himself whenever it occurred. On the 9th February whilst engaged at the mangle, the intestine came down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Alison, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1844
Date of death: 11 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Yellow degeneration of the liver. Structure of the other organs soft and easily lacerated.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with severe general pains which he had been suffering from, though in a slight degree, for six weeks previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Foster, 60, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1872
Date of death: 18 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of ileum. Abscess of thigh. Peritonitis (pyaemia?). Peritoneal carcinoma (encephaloid). Cancer of liver
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Abscess (Leg); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Sepsis (Systemic); Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (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: When admitted this patient had noticed a swelling of the left thigh. No injury was known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Laws, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1845
Date of death: 3 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis, with a large quantity of bloody fluid and thick false membranes. Recent Pleurisy. Lungs congested. Old adhesions of Liver. White corpuscles in Spleen which was soft and grumous.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was in the Hospital about the beginning of November suffering from the remains of an attack of acute Rheumatism. On the 11th December she was attacked with rigors, pain in the loins and swelling of the joints.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and knee joints
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bagley, 34, Chimney sweep

Occupation or role: Chimney sweep
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Sep 1869
Date of death: 30 Sep 1869
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Peritonitis. Operation
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This man had been ruptured ten years and had never worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Seymour, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1844
Date of death: 25 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Abortion. Peritonitis of a low character with inflammation of the Uterus. Partial pleurisy.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Abortion (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Inflammation (Uterus); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Taylor, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1844
Date of death: 8 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the Pelvis and Peritonitis. Right kidney wasted with dilated pelvis and infundibula. Left kidney enlarged. Pelvis and infundibula dilated.
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder); Lithotomy (Bladder); Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Dilatation (Pelvis);Dilatation (Pituitary gland)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George North , 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Oct 1844
Date of death: 14 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous caries of the spine, hip and knee joints. Miliary tubercles and semi transparent grey granules in the lungs. Tubercular deposit in the scrotum and right epididymus. Pleuritis and Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Spine, Hip, Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Scrotum, Epididymis); Pleurisy (Pleura); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, dorsal vertebrae, abdomen, left inferior extremity and scrotum
Type of incident: n/a

William Irvin, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1846
Date of death: 28 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Chronic bronchitis. Partial hepatisation of both inferior lobes. Old adhesions. Heart dilated and soft. Specks of atheroma in aorta. Old peritonitis. Abdominal viscera congested, but otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had long been subject to cough accompanied by expectoration, but as this had been the case for several years he had taken no notice of it. About six weeks ago however, he caught cold which increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Mayes, 37, Coach Painter

Occupation or role: Coach Painter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1870
Date of death: 12 Oct 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis. Peritonitis. Morbus genii.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); 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. Cavafy, John
Medical notes: This man had had pain in the right knee for six years. It gradually enlarged with increasing pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, intestines, bones and joints, and glands. The post mortem was from Dr Cavafy's notes
Type of incident: n/a

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