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John Davies, 33, Policeman

Occupation or role: Policeman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1862
Date of death: 1 Jan 1863
Disease (transcribed): Encephalitis (tubercular)
Disease (standardised): Encephalitis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient was admitted for strumous disease of the ankle of twelve months standing and the leg was amputated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen, vertebra and cord
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Allibon, 50, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Sep 1862
Date of death: 4 Nov 1862
Disease (transcribed): Psoas abscess. Tubercular affection of membranes of brain
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Psoas muscle); Tuberculosis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with the history of caries of the spine of twelve months standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Phillippa Cox, 23, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Sep 1862
Date of death: 18 Sep 1862
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic ulceration of fauces. Death from exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Ulcer (Pharynx); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This case was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Digby, 18, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 May 1862
Date of death: 21 Jul 1862
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular disease of vertebrae. Spinal cord softened
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Spine); Softening (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This boy was admitted in the first place for necrosed bone of stump. He stated that his leg had been amputated twelve months previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, spinal canal, spinal cord, vertebrae, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Livermore, 21, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1862
Date of death: 5 Jan 1862
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus. Lacerated wound of hand
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Systemic); Laceration (Hand)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This was a case of tetanus, following a lacerated wound of the hand.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Monk, 52, Married woman

Occupation or role: Married woman
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Oct 1861
Date of death: 21 Nov 1861
Disease (transcribed): Strumous disease of glands etc
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

James Gordon, 35, Bus Conductor

Occupation or role: Bus Conductor
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1861
Date of death: 9 Nov 1861
Disease (transcribed): Strumous disease of ankle
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: This case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Holthan, 32, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Aug 1860
Date of death: 20 Aug 1860
Disease (transcribed): Excision of sebaceous tumours of scalp. Diffuse inflammation of scalp. Diphtheritic inflammation of pharynx. Erysipelas of face
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp); Diphtheria (Pharynx); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted into the hospital with 3 small sebaceous tumours of the scalp, which had existed for some years. Latterly they had [been] increasing in size & he was anxious to have them removed. He was a footman and although not a drunkard he had been in the habit of drinking a considerable amount of beer & spirits’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pharynx, larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Friday, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1858
Date of death: 9 Jul 1858
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate. Perforation of the bladder into the cellular tissue beneath the rectovesical pouch. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Enlargement (Prostate); Perforation (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Hart, Ernest Abraham
Medical notes: 'The notes of this case were unfortunately omitted at the time, What is stated below rests upon Mr Hewett’s [Prescott Gardner Hewett] recollection of the case. The man had laboured under difficulty of micturition, for some considerable time, and had been submitted to instrumental treatment out of the town. On his admission there was a good deal of difficulty in getting a catheter into his bladder’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, 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

Henry Hooker, 51, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1851
Date of death: 21 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Large stone in bladder. Lithotrity. Inflammation of bladder & urethra, with an ulcerated opening in the front part of the latter, & a foul abscess. Inflammation of right kidney etc. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Partial softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Operation (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder, urethra, kidneys); Abscess (Urethra); Pneumonia (Lungs); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient who was a shoemaker & a native of Kent, was admitted with symptoms of stone in the bladder, there being slight pain in the perineum particularly after the evacuation of the urine, & occasional attacks of retention which he stated to be invariable preceded by the passage of blood with the water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, urethra, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

William Trott, 70, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1851
Date of death: 8 Feb 1851
Disease (transcribed): Large sloughing wound of the scalp. Exposure of both parietal bones. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'Two hours before his admission this old man, who was a carpenter, fell from the joists of a building, & struck the top of his head against a piece of wood which as on the ground. He was but slightly stunned tho’ he fell from a height of several feet. There was considerable haemorrhage (from the wound) which produced extreme exhaustion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Edward Taylor, 22, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1851
Date of death: 7 Feb 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration & perforation of intestines. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man dated the commencement of his illness to his having been engaged, in his business of gardener, in pulling up some decayed vegetables, the smell of which was very offensive, ten days before his admission. He was seized with sickness, & found himself unable to return to his work, and two days after was attacked by diarrhoea which continued up to his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Tomas, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1851
Date of death: 12 Jan 1851
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diarrhoea. Right lung hepatized. Ulceration of mucous membrane of caecum & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Diarrhoea (Intestines); Hepatization (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient said she had been ailing about a [fortnight] commencing with cough, headache, pains in the limbs &c. 5 days before admission she had a severe shivering followed by great heat of skin, but not perspiration. She complaining of a feeling of general debility with loss of appetite and much thirst, & pain in the abdomen. The bowels have acted 9 times during the last 24 hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Simpson, 2 months, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1849
Date of death: 20 Feb 1850
Disease (transcribed): Subcutaneous naevus. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Nevus (Skin); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewitt, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Howse, Alfred
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This infant was born with a large naevus occupying the lower two third of the front and outer part of the arm. When brought to the Hospital the naevus was chiefly subcutaneous and hard as if from inflammation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Horlock, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1849
Date of death: 8 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extensive ulceration of the vagina with sinus leading to dead bone involving rami of ischium & pubis. Tubercles & vomicae in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Vagina); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of very great debility for a purulent discharge from the vagina, but she was in fact dying of phthisis pulmonalis, the apex of the right lung being much consolidated while in that of the left there existed a vomica of considerable extent. She stated that 9 months before she had been attacked by pain, deeply seated in the left side of the pelvis, which extended down the thigh of that side in the course of the great sciatic nerve & for which she was treated as sciatica by cupping, leeches, blisters &c’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

John Parsons, 22, Sailor

Occupation or role: Sailor
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1849
Date of death: 12 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Hematuria. Scrofulous deposit in the kidneys, bladder & urethra. Tubercles in kidneys
Disease (standardised): Hematuria (Urogenital tract); Deposit (Kidneys, bladder, urethra); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by:
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that about 3 years previous to the date of his admission he began to experience a sense of weakness, scarcely amounting to pain, in his loins & thighs. He was a sailor & attributed his complaint in part to constant exposure to cold & inclement weather in the exercise of his vocation; but after a time he noticed that he passed water more freuqnetly than normal & in about 12 months from the first occasion of his complaint his urine became more or less coloured with blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Kinder, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1848
Date of death: 10 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of arm. Miliary tubercles in lungs and spleen. Pneumonia. Hydrocephalus.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Arm); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Pneumonia (Lung); Hydrocephalus (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Thomas, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1846
Date of death: 20 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Recent pleurisy. Pneumonia. Liver fatty. Tubercular deposit in mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Fatty (Liver); Tuberculosis (Mesenteric gland)
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.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Harman, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Aug 1846
Date of death: 15 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Old adhesions. Tubercular deposit in kidneys. Paraplegia. Effusion in sub arachnoid tissue and in spinal theca. Oedema of cellular tissue of back and inferior extremities.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Paraplegia (Central nervous system); Effusion (Brain); Effusion (Spine);Oedema (Back) ; Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert. Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted suffering from paraplegia, and symptoms of confirmed Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Mead, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jul 1846
Date of death: 13 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Extensive tubercular deposit in mesenteric and bronchial glands. One semi transparent granule in the right lung. All other organs healthy. Peritonitis with puriform effusion.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Mesenteric gland); Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Suppuration (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert. Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the case of Mr Hawkins in a cachectic state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Ryan, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1846
Date of death: 5 Aug 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: As there was no post mortem examination, the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Mann, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 May 1846
Date of death: 29 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumothorax. Effusion in pleura compressing lung. Large tubercles in the spleen. Other organs, nothing. One small ulcer in the mucous membrane of the stomach.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumothorax (Pleural cavity); Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Ulcer (Stomach)
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 labouring under all the usual symptoms of fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Howell, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jul 1846
Date of death: 11 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of prostate, and bladder which was fasciculated. Phthisis. Old adhesions. Tubercles in kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Prostate); Disease (Bladder); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
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 in an emaciated and sickly condition. He complained of aching pains extending from the loins downwards, frequent nausea, and difficulty in passing motions.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Nicholas Grady, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1846
Date of death: 11 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Cholera. Blood semi fluid. Intestinal canal rapidly advancing into decomposition and filled with a thick, grumous fluid. Several patches of extravasated blood in coats of small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Cholera (Intestines)
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 being in perfect health, he was taken with slight rigor and great depression, shortly followed by vomiting and diarrhoea, pain in the bowels and cramps in the extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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