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James Parsons, 39, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1856
Date of death: 11 Jan 1856
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac and Pulmonary disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been ill for six months with cough and shortness of breath. This case presented the appearance of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Ridgeley, 42, House Keeper

Occupation or role: House Keeper
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1855
Date of death: 14 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia. Ulcerated Intestines.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines)
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: She had an emaciated and languid appearance with a dusky colour of face, and it did not appear that her answers were very trustworthy. She seemed confused and she had been wandering a good deal at night.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Moore, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1842
Date of death: 17 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Effusion into the left pleura. Infiltration of Tubercular matter. Vomicae. Softening of Heart.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
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

Richard Ingham, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1844
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old and recent pleurisy. Heart thin and dilated. Slight atheroma in aorta. Tubercles in intestine and mesenteric gland etc
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines, mesenteric glands)

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: 'Stated that he had for many years been particularly subject to catch cold on slight exposure, and that during the last year & half had been annoyed by a slight tickling cough, unaccompanied by expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Calaher, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1871
Date of death: 7 Jan 1871
Disease (transcribed): Scarlatinal nephritis. Effusion into the pleurae & peritoneum. General dropsy
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic); Nephritis (Kidney); Effusion (Pleurae, peritoneum); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This child, having had scarlatina, was permitted to go out during desquamation three weeks before admission, & became dropsical’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Emma Borer, 46, [Wife of] Electric fitter

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Electric fitter
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1918
Date of death: 16 Jan 1918
Disease (transcribed): Subtotal hysterectomy (Intestinal obstruction by adhesion). Peritonitis. Aspiration pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Hysterectomy (Uterus); Obstruction (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Smith, George Frederick Darwall
Medical examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, Henry Cecil Herbert
Medical notes: 'Complains of increasing loss at the periods for the past two years. Pale, anaemic woman’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Pearse, 30, Under butler

Occupation or role: Under butler
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jan 1853
Date of death: 16 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Low pneumonia. Enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Enlarged (Heart)
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: This man had been ailing and out of sorts for some days. On the day before admission he had shown symptoms of excitement and wandering of the mind.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Peat, 1 year 10 months , [Child of] Brass polisher

Occupation or role: [Child of] Brass polisher
Age: 1 year 10 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1916
Date of death: 11 Jan 1916
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculous lymphadenitis. Phthisis. Bronchiectasis. Generalized tuberculosis with meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis lymphadenitis (Lymph nodes); Tuberculosis (Lung); Bronchiectasis (Lung); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The child was fretful and off its food for the past fortnight with vomiting five days ago. The day before admission the child became semi-comatose.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

George Troutbeck, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Bicuspid valve thickened. Ascites and dropsy of the extremities. Liver large and puckered, with a peculiar yellow deposit.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Extremities); Disease (Liver)
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 after suffering from palpitations and difficulty breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Hebbard, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1841
Date of death: 14 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the left ventricle. Cicatrices in the lung. Granular degeneration of the kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Cicatrix (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
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

Type of incident: n/a

John Ewens, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1871
Date of death: 25 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Hepatic abscess communicating with the right lung. Peritonitis (circumscribed)
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Abscess (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man returned from India, where he had long been, in 1867. While there he suffered much from diarrhoea & frequent hepatic pain, but said his motions had never contained blood. Three months ago he was seized with diarrhoea & at the same time very violent pain in the right side, so that he could not move his right arm owing to the severity of the pain. About ten days later cough came on & he spat up a quantity of thick yellow matter mixed with blood’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Spencer, 70, White smith

Occupation or role: White smith
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1916
Date of death: 7 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Oesophageal obstruction. ? Carcinoma laryngis
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Oesophagus); Cancer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: For notes of this case see Surgical Register 860/1916
Body parts examined in the post mortem: No necropsy
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Price, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1850
Date of death: 30 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hereditary gout. Recent pleurisy and pneumonia. Large heart. Lithate of soda on valves. Specks of [lithate of soda] in larynx. Large deposits in joints
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Gout (Joints); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Deposits (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient had been in the Hospital about five years previously labouring under gout with albuminous urine. He applied on the present occasion for admission in consequence of epistaxis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Piner, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1854
Date of death: 20 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Acute pneumonia. Peculiar arrangement of the peritoneum forming a sac containing the small intestines
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This girl was admitted after the hour of visit on the 18th. She was at that time in a state of considerable depression, having been for a fortnight suffering from cough, dyspnea & pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Stephen Brookwell, 47, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 11 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Diseased Liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Pleurisy (Pleura)
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: This man had been exposed to the severe cold of the past winter. He had enjoyed good health until four weeks before admission when he had pain in the left side and a hacking cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Groves, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive caries of the dorsal vertebrae with a large scrofulous abscess. Small abscess in kidney. Tubercles in the sub-pleural cellular tissue. Slight ulceration of the pharynx. Heart dilated with thin parietes & soft muscular structure
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Spine, kidney); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Pharynx); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'About two years previous to admission into the hospital, the patient first experienced pain in the back, and at the expiration of three months, he found his back ‘growing out’. He went on working for twelve months during which time he had occasionally severe fits of pain on the back, but with no diminution of bodily strength’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: n/a

John Bruce, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 5 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema on the left side with purulent infiltration of the lower lobe of the left lung in which were several large cavities containing thick, creamy pus. No tubercular matter in any part of the body. Oedema of the right lung.
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Thorax); Suppuration (Lung); Oedema (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: This patient stated that he had been ailing about six weeks, suffering chiefly from diarrhoea, with some little dyspnoea and debility, up to three weeks before admission when a cough ensued along with acute pain in the epigastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Barnett, 68, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1848
Date of death: 29 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with red hepatisation. Blood fluid. Diseased kidneys. Fatty heart. Fever?
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that he had been taken suddenly ill seven days before admission with shivering and pain all over his body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Daniel Galvin, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1860
Date of death: 18 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

George Womack, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of recent lymph into right pleural sac and extensive hepatization of lungs. Recent lymph in pericardium. Hypertrophied heart. Old peritoneal adhesions. Diseased hip joint
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Heart); Adhesions (Abdomen); Disease (Hip)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted with a furred tongue, quick pulse and hot skin complaining of pains in his limbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Jones, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1848
Date of death: 30 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Wynne, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1846
Date of death: 9 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Wound in hand. Secondary abscesses in joints and in brachialis anticus. Congestive pneumonia. Heart dilated and atrophied. Disease of left kidney? Blood fluid.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Hand); Abscess (Joints); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted suffering from the effects of fracture of the first phalanx of the thumb in December 1842.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and extremities
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Emma Byrne, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration and stricture of oesophagus, having an ulcerated opening leading into the pleural cavity and left bronchus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Ulcer (Oesophagus); Constriction (Oesophagus); Ulcer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had laboured for some time under stricture of the oesophagus which from her aspect was evidently of a malignant nature.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Trachea and oesophagus
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Day, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 19 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'This man had been ill for a year and 11 weeks. His complaint dated from a blow on the right side of the chest from a horse. About six months ago he spat a small quantity of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Dormond, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of Brain with extensive effusion into its ventricles. Pleurisy. Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain ); Effusion (Brain ); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 complaining of severe pain in the temple and forehead greatly aggravated by noise or excitement and relieved when he was lying down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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