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Samuel Young, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 18 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the liver, stomach and omentum. Peritonitis. Congestive pneumonia. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver, Stomach, Omentum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lung)
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: The patient stated that about nine months ago his health began to fail without any obvious reason. He began to suffer greatly from dyspeptic symptoms, frequently accompanied by considerable pain in the epigastric region, became subject to pyrosis, and occasional vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Weeks, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 15 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid tumour of the brain, with inflammation and softening of the neighbouring cerebral structure. No other carcinomatous disease found in the body. Lungs soft and congested at back part. Atheroma in aorta.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain ); Disease (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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: This patient was admitted in an unconscious state, paralytic of the left side. It appeared that after having for some time been in a ‘strange forgetful state’, a fit of an apoplectic character occurred, and paralysis of the left side of the body was found to have ensued.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Adams, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 15 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer on the shin. Pneumonia. Phthisis. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Old and recent peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with large varicose ulcers of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Loveday, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1846
Date of death: 14 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Inflammation of pulmonary tissue. Brain wet, but healthy in structure. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Liver and kidneys congested. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver);Disease (Kidney)
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: This patient was admitted in a state of delirium, unable to give any account of himself. It appeared from the statement of his friends that for about two months he had been suffering from an incessant cough, occasional haemoptysis and profuse puriform expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Collins, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 7 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Tubercular ulceration of intestines with small abscesses in sub mucous tissue. Liver nutmeg. Spleen studded with innumerable transparent corpuscles. Mottling degeneration of kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Intestines); Disease (Liver);Disease (Spleen) ; Disease (Kidney)
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: This patient was admitted complaining of diarrhoea of a long time standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Ross, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Pneumonia. Tubercular deposits in sub costal pleural cellular tissue, in large and small intestines, and in appendix, with extensive ulceration. Tubercular deposit also in mesenteric glands. Heart dilated. Other organs, nothing.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Pleura, Intestines, Appendix, Mesenteric glands); Disease (Heart)
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: This patient had suffered more of less from cough and shortness of breath about six months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Stone, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 1 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the thigh (ununited). Diffuse cellular inflammation of the leg and foot, with excoriations. Heart dilated and very much atrophied – soft in structure. Congestive pneumonia. Other organs healthy in structure.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (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: This man was admitted with an oblique fracture of the femur caused by a fall down some area steps. The same bone had been fractured about nine years previously a little below the neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Dinah Smith, 76, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1846
Date of death: 1 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis (very slight). Granular kidneys. Congestive pneumonia. Other organs healthy in structure.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It was stated that this patient had suffered with a femoral hernia for two years, during which time the intestine had descended several times and always been reduced without difficulty till the last appearance before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

James Maryon, 42, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1846
Date of death: 21 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of the right hemisphere and of the pons. Arteries of brain atheromatous. Heart hypertrophied. Slight atheroma about aorta. Lungs congested and soft at back part. Liver fatty. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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 in a moribund state. It appeared that just before admission he had been found lying on his back in an insensible state, in a street adjoining Belgrave Square.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Terry , 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1846
Date of death: 20 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested. Softening of the central white parts. Ventricles much distended with fluid. Extensive red hepatisation of both lungs, with a small quantity of tubercular deposit in the left, and in the bronchial glands. Heart dilated. Fibrine on valves
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain ); Disease (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The mother of this boy stated that he had been ill about five weeks, suffering from rheumatic pains in the limbs, but there was no redness or swelling of the joints.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Jones, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Nov 1845
Date of death: 20 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Old adhesions. White patches on heart. Tubercles in liver. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine and caecum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Intestines)
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 suffering from cough and pain in the chest. He stated that he had suffered from cough about a month.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Francis, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1846
Date of death: 17 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of left hemisphere and of pons. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle. Patches of atheroma about aorta. Kidneys granular and dwindled. No dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
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: The only history which could be obtained of this man was that he was out walking, and feeling uncomfortable and dizzy, went into a ‘Doctor’s Shop’ and asked for a black draught. Before that could be prepared, the dizziness increased, and he fell down in a fit which was soon followed by paralysis of the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Cook , 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 16 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Old adhesions. Dilatation and atrophy of heart. Ulcers of larynx laying bare the arytenoid cartilages. Tubercular deposit in right kidney. Left kidney all but destroyed. Ulceration of caecum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Larynx); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 man reported that at the beginning of the winter he caught cold, and had a severe attack of cough and pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Nawth, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1846
Date of death: 15 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of scalp, face and neck. Brain wet. Venous congestion of this organ. Oedema of larynx. Puriform fluid in pleura. Congestive pneumonia. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Atheroma in aorta. Left kidney granular.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Inflammation (Head); Disease (Brain); Oedema (Larynx); Suppuration (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung);Disease (Heart) ; Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries) ; Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted much intoxicated with a scalp wound inflicted by a fall from a footpath into the road.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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 Cane, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1846
Date of death: 11 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Extensive injury of foot. Mortification of toes. Oedema of leg. Puriform fluid in femoral vein. Congestive pneumonia. Heart dilated and hypertrophied, with soft muscular structure, etc. Hypertrophy of thyroid gland etc.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Foot); Mortification (Foot); Oedema (Leg); Suppuration (Veins); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart);Disease (Thyroid gland)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted pale and cold and suffering from the effects of an engine wheel having fallen on his left foot.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, neck, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Richard Callagan, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 7 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood into cavity of arachnoid, etc. Laceration of septum lucidum, without any external injury – the results of an accident. Fracture of scapula, clavicle and first six ribs on right side. Pneumonia.
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain ); Laceration (Brain); Fracture (Scapula); Fracture (Clavicle); Fracture (Ribs); Pneumonia (Lung)
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 was admitted much intoxicated. No distinct history of an accident could be obtained, but he complained of his shoulders.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and right shoulder
Type of incident: n/a

John Oliver, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 7 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the oesophageal region of the stomach, with large masses of encephaloid deposit about the liver. No other organ affected with this disease. Red heptisation and congestive pneumonia. Two or three large crude tubercles. Heart dilated and flaccid.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver); Disease (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
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 reported that during the last seven or eight months his health and strength had been gradually failing. He said that his illness began rather suddenly with inability to swallow freely, soon followed by pain at the epigastrium after eating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Wood, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1846
Date of death: 6 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Wound over knee joint. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the leg and thigh. Slight congestive pneumonia. All organs otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Pneumonia (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: This patient was admitted with an extensive lacerated wound extending across the patella.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left inferior extemity, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

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

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

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

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

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