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Sarah Grimwood, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 May 1850
Date of death: 21 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Varicose veins of legs. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Varicose veins (Veins); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This body not being examined, the case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was removed by the friends without examination
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Deacon, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Haematemesis. Diseased liver. Peculiar condition of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Upper gastrointestinal tract); Disease (Liver); Disease (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was attacked by haematemesis between six or seven on the morning of admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, oesophagus and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Pearse, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested, serous effusion in the ventricles. Tubercles in the cerebellum, the lungs, liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who have a very obscure account of his symptoms, stated that he had been constantly exposed to cold in his work while perspiring and that without any particular cause of illness he had been so weak as to be unable to return to work after the 3rd inst. He had been OP [out-patient for some time under Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman], and had been confined to bed for 3 or 4 days before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Turp, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1856
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Lacerated lungs.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This boy had been run over by a loaded van.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Caroline Patrick, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 23 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the thyroid body. Constriction of the trachea
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Neck); Constriction (Trachea)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with an enlargement of the thyroid gland of 6 months’ duration. At first its growth was very gradual & unattended by pain, but in the course of a few weeks pain in the left side of the head & face & in the left shoulder were experienced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea, thyroid gland, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Adams, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 April 1855
Date of death: 6 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous arachinitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Meninges)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: On admission this woman stated that she had taken cold three weeks before and had neglected to nurse up.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Thomas, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 22 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Dilated heart. Emphysema of lungs.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient had begun to suffer from swelling of the legs about Christmas. The abdomen had subsequently swollen and latterly sometimes her face and hands. She suffered from dyspnoea and complained of palpitation of the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

George Bankes, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1852
Date of death: 4 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatism. Severe epistaxis. Coma. Fluid in the ventricles and sub-arachnoidean tissues. Deposit of bone in the arachnoid membrane. Hypertrophied heart. Adherent pericardium. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Tissues); Epistaxis (Nose); Coma (Brain); Fluid (Brain); Deposits (Brain); Disease (Heart);Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted with Rheumatism of rather an acute form which had been coming on for several days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Manser, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1860
Date of death: 18 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A porter, of sallow and somewhat bloated aspect; he had been in the habit of living freely, taking half a pint of gin ‘with fish, flesh and fowl, every day of his life’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Vicary , 76, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 76
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1870
Date of death: 6 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Slight stricture of urethra. Cystitis. Pyelitis. Bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Cystitis (Bladder); Pyelitis (Kidney); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient when admitted was in an extremely exhausted condition and was unable to pass his water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Shields, 37, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Old mitral disease. Pulmonary emphysema & bronchitis. Recent acute nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When 13 years of age the patient had scarlatina. She occasionally had rheumatic pains in her shoulders. For some time, she could not say how long, she had been disturbed about twice during the night to pass water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, abdomen, thorax, heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, eyes

Type of incident: n/a

Harry Lowe, 54, Government examiner

Occupation or role: Government examiner
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1918
Date of death: 18 May 1918
Disease (transcribed): Chronic fibro-caseous phthisis. Acute bronchopneumonia. Tuberculosis. Pleurisy. TB peritonitis. Peritoneal abscess
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Bronchopneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Abscess (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'For 8 months he has been laid up with TNT poisoning, and dermatitis. 2 days ago he was suddenly seized with acute pain in the right side of the abdomen. The pain has been increasing since. No vomiting. Bowels regular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Simms, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1841
Date of death: 7 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Inflammation of the membranes of the brain. Secondary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Inflammation (Brain); Deposit (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, thigh and hip-joint

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

George Forscutt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the femur into the knee joint, with extensive extravasation of blood in the joint. Erysipelas & abscesses in the cellular tissue of the limb. Secondary deposits, with extensive red hepatisation of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Extravasation (Knee joint); Erysipelas (Skin); Deposit (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient walked to the hospital after a severe injury of the knee joint and upon his admission it was found that there was great pain & swelling of the joint with effusion into the synovial membrane’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Green, 59, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1916
Date of death: 7 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Spondylitis. Purulent bronchitis. Heart failure
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Spondylitis (Spine); Bronchitis (Lung); Suppuration (Lung); Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Back, Ivor Gordon
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: In lowering a heavy trunk from a cab, the patient fell to the ground as the result of it slipping. He fell on his back with the trunk on top.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal, skull, spine and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Owen Oakshott, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 4 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Recent lymph in right pleural sac and abdominal cavity and pericardium. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lymph (Pleura); Lymph (Abdomen); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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 man was admitted originally in January stating that his legs had swelled for three or four months and he complained of cough, tightness of the chest and palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Hyd, 37, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1860
Date of death: 17 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Abscess in buttock
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Buttocks)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted under Mr Tatum [Thomas Tatum] with two abscesses (which were discharging unhealthy pus), situated in the left buttock. They had existed for about 10 days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, larynx, left thigh

Type of incident: n/a

Joshua Barratt , 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1841
Date of death: 10 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles and emphysema of the lung. Tubercles in the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
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: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

William Burke, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1848
Date of death: 27 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatina. Ulceration of tonsils. Oedema of larynx. Inflamed trachea. Congestion of lungs. Fluid blood.
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Tonsil); Oedema (Larynx); Inflammation (Trachea); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that having slept with his window open, he found himself attacked with shivering and soreness of throat on the following day.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Fauces, thorax and abdomen
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

Elizabeth Purcell, 54, [Wife of] Coachman

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Coachman
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1888
Date of death: 22 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Chronic interstitial nephritis. Pulmonary bronchitis and emphysema (Erysipelas)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Nephritis (Kidneys); Bronchitis (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had three children and three miscarriages. There was no history of gout. Occasionally she had rheumatic pains. In a year before she came in she suffered much from dyspnoea. For some months she had been disturbed at night about twice to pass urine. From Christmas time she had oedema of the legs & ascites’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Right leg, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, brian, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Bird, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1853
Date of death: 24 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral symptoms. Extensive serous effusion in the cerebral ventricles. Slight consolidation of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Consolidation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was originally admitted under the care of Dr Wilson in the early part of September 1851 labouring under a recent cerebral affection.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Brown , 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1844
Date of death: 8 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Partial pneumonia. Pericarditis. Calcareous deposit in mesenteric gland.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Calculus (Lymph nodes)
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 in a very low and feeble state with symptoms of fever and no local complication.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Shaw, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1850
Date of death: 27 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles in lungs. Left kidney sacculated containing pus. Ureter blocked up. Tubercles in right kidney. Haematuria
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Suppuration (Kidney); Obstruction (Ureter); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Haematuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the care of the surgeon, and said to have been suffering for some time from stricture and passing blood in his urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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