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James Filby, 68, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1844
Date of death: 11 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Chronic Peritonitis. Kidneys mottled and granular.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Mottled, 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: The patient was admitted with slight ascites and anasarca of the lower extremities, the scrotum and integuments of the penis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Crompton, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 10 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very lower character. Viscera in abdomen and thorax healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert. Seymour, Edward James
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, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Atkinson, 27, Railway man

Occupation or role: Railway man
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Sep 1866
Date of death: 28 Sep 1866
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man had been ruptured for six years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Ford, 37, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Sep 1870
Date of death: 30 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 if not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Wretch, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1842
Date of death: 6 Jul 1842
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Hypertrophy of left Ventricle. Peritonitis. Large gallstone in duct
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Indeterminate); Hypertrophy (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Gallstones (Gallbladder)
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: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George Green , 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1844
Date of death: 5 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the Thigh. Extensive suppuration of the stump with inflammation of the veins. Fatty degeneration of the liver.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Inflammation (Veins); Disease (Liver)
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: Thorax, abdomen and stump
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Burke, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1844
Date of death: 28 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the appendix. Caeci apparently produced by a piece of hardened faeces contained in its cavity. Extensive peritonitis with effusion of lymph. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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

Elizabeth Dickinson, 70, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1873
Date of death: 20 Oct 1873
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 suffered from an umbilical rupture for the last ten years. For the last six months it increased in size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Hernia, pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Daniel McCarthy, 20, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1868
Date of death: 29 Aug 1868
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of caecum. Perforation of gut. Peritonitis. Cyst of mesentery containing purulent fluid.
Disease (standardised): Dilatation (Intestines); Perforation (Gastrointestinal tract); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cysts (Mesentery)
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 patient complained of inability to pass urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Dyer, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1846
Date of death: 26 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old and extensive adhesions. Heart dilated and atrophied. Old peritonitis. Ulceration of intestine. Tubercular deposit in cortical structure of left kidney and in pelvis and ureter. Other viscera healthy. Tubercular deposit in omentum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney, Pelvis, Ureter); Tuberculosis (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 man was admitted in a state of extreme exhaustion. He stated that he had suffered from cough about nine months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Robinson, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1844
Date of death: 13 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Gut covered by omentum which was adherent to the bottom and sides of the sac which was divided into two cavities. Peritonitis. Gut discoloured.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been subject for four years to an omental femoral hernia which was quite irreducible, and to the occasional descent of a portion of intestine accompanied by pains in the abdomen and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, hernial sac and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Small, 43, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1870
Date of death: 6 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia (right). Operation. Adhesions in the pelvis of the strangulated bowel. Rupture of the adhesions and gut. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Adhesions (Intestines); Rupture (Intestines); 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 right femoral rupture for fourteen years, following (in the first instance) a confinement.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Plurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Hullam, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1842
Date of death: 26 Jul 1842
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Dilatation with slight hypertrophy of Left Ventricle. Liver granular. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Disease (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

Joseph Benham, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1846
Date of death: 24 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Miliary and crude tubercles in both lungs. Small vomicae in right one. Old adhesions right side. Slight, recent pleurisy on left side. Ulcerations of caput coli. Enlargement of Peyer’s glands. Scrofulous deposit in and on kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
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 was admitted labouring under great dyspnoea after catching cold two months before.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Watkins, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1844
Date of death: 28 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of right ventricle. Slight cirrhosis of liver. Kidneys congested. Dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Oedema (Extremities)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: At her admission she was suffering from extreme dyspnoea with ascites, and anasarcous swelling of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Stead, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Gall bladder filled with gall stones. Congestive pneumonia. Specks of atheroma
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Gallstones (Gall bladder); Pneumonia (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 a state of collapse, with cold skin, laboured respiration and a scarcely perceptible pulse. There was a tumour in the left groin about the size of a pigeon egg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and nose
Type of incident: n/a

George Neale, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1844
Date of death: 8 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Phthisis with tubercular deposits in the small intestine, the coats of which were extensively ulcerated and in one or two spots perforated giving rise to effusion of feculent fluid into the peritoneum. Peritonitis.

Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Effusion (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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

Ann Major, 34, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1869
Date of death: 10 Jul 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of ovary. Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Ovary); Suppuration (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This woman was first admitted into the surgeons wards with a large tumour of the abdomen. She thought that she was pregnant again although the catamenia had not ceased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Trigg, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Sep 1844
Date of death: 28 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Disease of thyroid gland. Ascites and anasarca. Granular kidneys. Heart slightly dilated, mitral and aortic valves slightly thickened. Old pleurisy. Lungs emphysematous. Old peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Thyroid gland); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Dilatation (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura);Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 ascites and anasarca of the lower extremities and complaining of constriction of the chest and a constant hard cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Pankhurst, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Oct 1853
Date of death: 9 Oct 1853
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia. Intestine strangulated and gangrenous. Faecal effusion in peritoneal cavity. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Strangulated (Intestines); Gangrene (Intestines); Faecal effusion (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had had a femoral hernia on the right side for many years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Thompson, 56, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1863
Date of death: 6 Sep 1863
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of thigh. Pyaemia. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic); Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a fracture of the left thigh and right leg, occasioned by a fall from a ladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, thighs and veins
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Lovett, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1844
Date of death: 26 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis after an operation for strangulated inguinal hernia. Intestine of a dark colour, but not otherwise injured.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was lifting up a window when he experienced a sudden pain in the left groin and on applying his hand to the part found a small tumour which gradually increased and became painful.
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

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

Maria Chambers, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1843
Date of death: 30 Dec 1843
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated Femoral Hernia: Operation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); 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: The patient was admitted about a fortnight after her 11th confinement with an old reducible femoral hernia of 6 years standing, in a strangulated condition.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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