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Charlotte Evans, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 May 1853
Date of death: 20 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Diseased kidneys. Effusion into serous cavities. Thickened capsules of liver and spleen. Atheromatous state of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Disease (Kidney); Thickening (Liver); Thickening (Spleen); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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: This patient whose breathing was so laboured that she was scarcely able to five a detailed account of herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Phoebe Macer, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 7 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased Liver. Bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Early in January this woman had a cough and considerable expectoration. Her abdomen began to enlarge and her breathing became short and hurried.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

Collina McInnes, 46, Nurse

Occupation or role: Nurse
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1870
Date of death: 7 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the Rectum. Contraction of the cicatrix and stricture of the bowel.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Contraction (Intestines); Contraction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was seized six weeks before her admission with abdominal pain unaccompanied by diarrhoea or vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneysand intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Saunders, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1847
Date of death: 06 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Perforation of both corneae from sloughing. Considerable slough on the sacrum. Blood fluid. Ascites and effusion of lymph. Contracted liver. Gall bladder much distended.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Perforation (Eye); Sloughing (Eye); Sloughing (Spine); Ascites (Abdomen); Effusion (Abdomen);Disease (Liver) ; Distended (Gall bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in an almost moribund state. She had been ailing it appeared between two or three months, suffering from dyspepsia in an aggravated form.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Ridgeley, 42, House Keeper

Occupation or role: House Keeper
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1855
Date of death: 14 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia. Ulcerated Intestines.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines)
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: She had an emaciated and languid appearance with a dusky colour of face, and it did not appear that her answers were very trustworthy. She seemed confused and she had been wandering a good deal at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Ingham, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1844
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old and recent pleurisy. Heart thin and dilated. Slight atheroma in aorta. Tubercles in intestine and mesenteric gland etc
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines, mesenteric glands)

Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that he had for many years been particularly subject to catch cold on slight exposure, and that during the last year & half had been annoyed by a slight tickling cough, unaccompanied by expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Lock, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Dec 1840
Date of death: 5 Jan 1841
Disease (transcribed): [Disease] of the liver and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Hope, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Waldron, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 09 Dec 1846
Date of death: 06 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of leg followed by secondary abscess in cavity of knee joint and pus in iliac veins. Enlarged and thickened liver.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Leg); Suppuration (Veins); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient stated that the disease for which he was admitted had gradually appeared during the last four years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and extremities
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Borer, 46, [Wife of] Electric fitter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Electric fitter
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1918
Date of death: 16 Jan 1918
Disease (transcribed): Subtotal hysterectomy (Intestinal obstruction by adhesion). Peritonitis. Aspiration pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Hysterectomy (Uterus); Obstruction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Smith, George Frederick Darwall
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, Henry Cecil Herbert
Medical notes: 'Complains of increasing loss at the periods for the past two years. Pale, anaemic woman’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Troutbeck, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Bicuspid valve thickened. Ascites and dropsy of the extremities. Liver large and puckered, with a peculiar yellow deposit.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Extremities); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted after suffering from palpitations and difficulty breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Ewens, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1871
Date of death: 25 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Hepatic abscess communicating with the right lung. Peritonitis (circumscribed)
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man returned from India, where he had long been, in 1867. While there he suffered much from diarrhoea & frequent hepatic pain, but said his motions had never contained blood. Three months ago he was seized with diarrhoea & at the same time very violent pain in the right side, so that he could not move his right arm owing to the severity of the pain. About ten days later cough came on & he spat up a quantity of thick yellow matter mixed with blood’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Spencer, 70, White smith

Occupation or role: White smith
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1916
Date of death: 7 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Oesophageal obstruction. ? Carcinoma laryngis
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Oesophagus); Cancer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: For notes of this case see Surgical Register 860/1916
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Piner, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1854
Date of death: 20 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Acute pneumonia. Peculiar arrangement of the peritoneum forming a sac containing the small intestines
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This girl was admitted after the hour of visit on the 18th. She was at that time in a state of considerable depression, having been for a fortnight suffering from cough, dyspnea & pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Stephen Brookwell, 47, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 11 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Diseased Liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been exposed to the severe cold of the past winter. He had enjoyed good health until four weeks before admission when he had pain in the left side and a hacking cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Lily Arnold, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1916
Date of death: 8 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Old amputation of breast. Growth invading stomach and pancreas (? secondary). Thrombosis of left jugular, subclavian, right iliac and femoral veins
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Breast); Tumours (Stomach); Tumours (Pancreas); Thrombosis (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Latham, Arthur Carlyle
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: She had a painful swelling in the legs six months ago. Rest in bed for four and a half months apparently cured the trouble, but on April 21st there was painful swelling of the left arm and hand.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, adrenals, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, bladder, uterus and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Fairweather, 58, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1888
Date of death: 26 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Right strangulated femoral hernia. Ineffectual taxis. Exploratory abdominal incision. Gangrene of gut. Removal. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Taxis; Incision (Abdomen); Gangrene (Gut); Removal; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'A clear history could not be got. Is said to have had a hernia on right side for many years. She was standing up trying to reach something from a shelft when she suddenly was seized with intense pain in the hernia’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus, intestines, lungs, larynx, trachea, heart, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Jean Heggli, 53, Chef

Occupation or role: Chef
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1918
Date of death: 21 May 1918
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis (hobnail). Oesophageal varix. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Varicose veins (Oesophagus); Ascites (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'Patient has noticed swelling of the stomach for the last month. For the last two weeks the legs have been swollen and he has been short of breath, no vomiting or haematemesis, but bright blood has been present in the stools. Bowels regular. No diarrhoea. Patient used to drink a considerable quantity of wine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Pinyon, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Recent lymphy sheds in abdominal cavity. Ulceration of ileum. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Lymph (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: She had not been able to move the lower limbs for about a year, and had suffered from pains down the thighs and the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and spinal column
Type of incident: n/a

Jean Lachaize, 65, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1888
Date of death: 27 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the lower end of the oesophagus. Gastrostomy. Hypostatic pneumonia and gangrene of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Gastrostomy; Pneumonia (Lungs); Gangrene (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'This man was originally admitted under the care of Mr Dent [Clinton Thomas Dent] at the beginning of 1888 with difficulty in swallowing & rapid emaciation. A diagnosis of oesophagal stricture was made & under treatment he improved, being sent to convalescent home in February. For the first week he gained weight & was free from pain. Afterward he got increased difficulty in swallowing & began again to emaciate’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Warren, Schoolgirl

Occupation or role: Schoolgirl
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1871
Date of death: 27 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Enteric fever. Perforation of intestine. Circumscribed peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This girl had been ill fifteen days with abdominal pain, diarrhoea & sickness’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Miller, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 12 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fistula in ano. Tubercles and vomicae in lungs. Old adhesions of pleurae with circumscribed collections of matter
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Spitta, Robert JohnJ
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of great emaciation and debility with hectic symptoms induced by very old rectal disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Warner, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1843
Date of death: 2 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased Liver.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Butanowich, 66, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 May 1918
Date of death: 22 May 1918
Disease (transcribed): Strangulation of small intestine by a Meckel’s Diverticulum. Operation. Gangrene of intestine
Disease (standardised): Meckel Diverticulum (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Gangrene (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'She has been ill for 3 days, vomiting continually. She has been given enemata without result, the bowels not acting since the onset of the illness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James King, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1850
Date of death: 2 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Ulceration of colon. Perforation? Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Ulcer (Colon); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: When admitted the patient was not able to give an account of himself. His wife stated that his illness had begun five weeks before which had confined him to bed where he became delirious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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