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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

William Cullen, 50, Sawyer

Occupation or role: Sawyer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1869
Date of death: 6 Dec 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
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: Suicide?

Francis Wilkins, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1842
Date of death: 26 Aug 1842
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Ulceration of mucous membrane of wind pipe and small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Trachea, Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: 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: Larynx and trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Lee, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1864
Date of death: 26 Dec 1864
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Cut (Pharynx)
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: Suicide?

William Holloway, 19, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1866
Date of death: 11 Dec 1866
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
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: The patient stated that his throat had been sore for a month, and the left side of the soft palate was in a state of foul ulceration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

William Dolbear, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1845
Date of death: 1 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the sigmoid flexure of the colon and of the upper part of the rectum, spreading to the pelvic cellular tissue and to the bladder. Encephaloid disease of the prostate, liver and mesenteric glands. Abscesses in kidneys. Lungs spumous with partial red heptisation.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Pelvis); Cancer (Bladder); Cancer (Prostate, Liver, Mesenteric glands); Abscess (Kidney); Disease (Lung)
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: The patient was admitted complaining of frequent micturition of small quantities of water, haemorrhage from the urethra and pain referred to the prostate. Also occasional pain in the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Thomas, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1846
Date of death: 1 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae, with very few tubercles, in apices of both lungs, the structure of which was compressed and very oedematous. Old adhesions. Scirrhus of the pylorus, with encephaloid glands. Other viscera, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appeared from the man’s account, that he was in the Hospital about two years before with slight cough and haemoptysis, and that since that time his cough had never entirely left him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

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

Benjamin Lewis, 60, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1872
Date of death: 19 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the oesophagus. Perforation of the oesophagus. Diffuse suppuration on left side of neck
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Perforation (Oesophagus); Suppuration (Neck)
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 six months this man had had increasing difficulty of swallowing, so that for three months past he had not swallowed anything solid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Oesophagus, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Boura, 62, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1862
Date of death: 14 Nov 1862
Disease (transcribed): Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Anal canal)
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: Not examined
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

Ann Hollis, 16, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1867
Date of death: 18 Nov 1867
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine. Psoas abscess. Amyloid degeneration
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: About eighteen months ago the patient noticed a swelling in the right thigh which burst ten months later. Four months ago she noticed a swelling in the left thigh which was opened.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Kirk, 51, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Dec 1845
Date of death: 31 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Cartilaginification? In patches of pleura. Grey and black deposit throughout both lungs. Red hepatisation of the lower lobe. Hydatids of liver. White patch on heart. Right cavities dilated
Disease (standardised): Cartilaginification (Lungs); Deposit (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Cyst (Liver); Disease (Heart)
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: 'This patient stated that during the last two years he had never been free from cough, and at times had suffered greatly from increase in the chest symptoms accompanied by pain in the chest. Has never had haemoptysis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Alder, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 29 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Remarkable and general emphysema of the lungs. Dilated bronchi. White patch on heart which was otherwise healthy. Abdominal viscera congested, but otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lungs); Disease (Lungs, heart); Congestion (Internal organs)
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: 'This patient, a well-formed, healthy-looking man, was admitted labouring under cough & distressing dyspnoea. He stated that for some years he had been subject to asthmatic cough, which had continued as usual up to about 8 days before admission, when some rigors occurred’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Thickery, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1845
Date of death: 29 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): A few scattered tubercles in the lungs, partial pneumonia. Serous effusion in right pleura; old adhesions in left. Extensive peritonitis. Ulceration of small intestines. Other abdominal viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Effusion (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of collapse, his extremities cold & livid, his lips purple, the pulse imperceptible. He appeared greatly confused in his manner, and was evidently unable to answer any question collectedly. He was immediately sent to bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

David Griffiths, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1845
Date of death: 19 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the spine and of 3 ribs. Compound fracture of the arm. Extensive separation of both sacro-iliac synchondroses. Extensive haemorrhage into the pleura, posterior mediastinum and peritoneum. Laceration of the right lung and of the liver
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine, ribs, arm); Haemorrhage (Lungs, chest, abdomen); Laceration (Lungs, liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient fell from a great height upon his back into the street. When brought to the hospital he was in a state of great collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax, abdomen, right superior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Dayton, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1845
Date of death: 17 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Lungs soft and congested at the back part. Pericardium firmly adherent. Heart dilated and hypertrophied. Recent endocarditis. Mottling degeneration of the kidneys. Spleen large, soft and grumous. Liver hypertrophical
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidneys, spleen, liver)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a thin, cachectic-looking person, of a pale, sallow complexion, was admitted in the spring of this year with acute rheumatism and bronchitis. Pericarditis and pleurisy supervened, but gradually subsided under active treatment’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, trachea, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Hawkins, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Nov 1845
Date of death: 16 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the oesophagus with ulceration, communicating with a large gangrenous portion of the right lung. Right lung extremely inflamed. Hypertrophy of the middle lobe of the prostate. Chronic inflammation of the kidneys?
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Oesophagus); Gangrene (Lungs); Inflammation (Lungs); Disease (Prostate); Inflammation (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of great emaciation, complaining of constant vomiting, pyrosis and constipation. He stated that about five months ago, he began to lose his appetite, and to suffer occasionally from pyrosis which was always more or less constantly present, and annoyed him exceedingly’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Prendergrass, 30, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Oct 1864
Date of death: 28 Oct 1864
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal injuries
Disease (standardised): Injury (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: 'Case not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bennett, 27, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1868
Date of death: 26 Sep 1868
Disease (transcribed): Syphilis? Fibro-cellular tumour of labia. Amyloid degeneration of kidney and intestines.
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Tumour (Labia); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient who had been in the physicians ward was transferred to the surgeons with an apparently hypertrophy of the labia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Reuben, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Oct 1844
Date of death: 14 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Grey semi transparent granules in lungs. Miliary tubercles in these organs, in the liver and kidneys. Chronic Arachinitis with softening of the central white parts of the brain and effusion into the ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Granular (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung, Liver, Kidney); Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Softening (Brain); Effusion (Brain )
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: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Welsh, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Aug 1842
Date of death: 7 Aug 1842
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Extensive ulceration of small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: 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: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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