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Ernest Kelly, 58, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1918
Date of death: 7 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemic abscesses of kidneys. Peri-nephric abscess. Pyaemic abscess of pleura. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Kidneys, pleura); Sepsis; Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'Nov 1917 ischio-rectal abscess. Feb 1918 IP [in-patient] with swelling of the left knee joint. Osteo-myelitis of the lower end of the femur with septic arthritis. Periosteum drained. Subsequently the leg was amputated above the knee joint’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Reynolds, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1847
Date of death: 30 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Congestion and oedema of the lungs. Enlarged heart with great dilatation of the cavities. Enlarged liver and diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Enlarged (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man was admitted complaining of intense pain in the head, and also slight anasarca of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Lane, 59, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 May 1916
Date of death: 20 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Arteriosclerosis. Heart failure
Disease (standardised): Arteriosclerosis (Arteries); Failure (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: He had shortness of breath, headaches which kept him awake at night, pains in the legs and abdomen, which were first noticed one month before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, adrenals and alimentary canal
Type of incident: n/a

William Johnson, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1841
Date of death: 8 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Pericardium adherent. Congestion of the liver. Mottled & granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Pericardium); Congestion (Liver); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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

Richard Beacham, Bargeman

Occupation or role: Bargeman
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1854
Date of death: 7 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Popliteal aneurism
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Knee)
Admitting doctor: Tatum, Thomas
Surgeon: n/a
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was a bargeman and seemed to have lived a tolerably free life, but had never had any serious illness before the time of his admission’
Post mortem notes: External examination only

Type of injury: n/a

Michael Kelley, 59, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1847
Date of death: 30 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions of pleura. Pneumonia with red hepatisation. Enlarged heart, with hypertrophy and dilatation and diseased valves. Dilated aorta with large deposits of atheroma. Granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Adhesions (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Dilated (Arteries); 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: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that he had been suffering about nine or ten weeks from symptoms of severe dyspepsia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Logan, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1871
Date of death: 10 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Aortic disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'Not reported here’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

William Harrington, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1848
Date of death: 17 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Contracted tubercular cavities. Dilated heart. Extensive disease of aorta. Obliteration of one aortic valve.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Arteries)
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 had only become conscious of palpitation of the heart during the last twelve months, but had suffered from cough during two winters.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Josiah Temple, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1848
Date of death: 17 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary extravasation and emphysema. Diseased heart with aneurismal dilatation of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient stated that ten months before admission he had a severe illness accompanied by sharp pain in the chest for which he was bled, and since then he had palpitations and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Herbert, 29, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1844
Date of death: 1 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Effusion into pleura. Heart enlarged by dilatation without hypertrophy.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Effusion (Pleura); Enlarged (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: About eight weeks before his admission, the patient was taken ill with pain in the region of the heart and palpitations with Dyspnoea. He appeared to have been delirious and was treated with leeches and cold applications to the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Williams, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 May 1847
Date of death: 04 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound with fracture of skull and depression of internal table . Watery brain. Flabby heart. Fracture of radius
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Skull); Watery (Brain); Disease (Heart); Fracture (Arm)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient, not long returned from India, was admitted noisily drunk and bleeding profusely from a small wound exposing the bone on the right side of the head and the lower extremity of the right radius was fractured. It was not known exactly how the accident had happened, but it seemed probable that he had been struck on the head with a stick and knocked down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and right upper extremity
Type of incident: Homicide/murder?

John Hockley, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1849
Date of death: 23 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. False membrane on the internal surface of the arachnoid. Extravasation of blood in the arachnoid cavity. Adhesion between false membrane & visceral arachnoid. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); False membrane (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man had been in attendance as an OP [out-patient] for upwards of 6 weeks and had been at the hospital for a fresh supply of medicine the same morning. He had applied to Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman] merely with cough & sore throat, and while under his care had an attack of haemoptysis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Jones, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 May 1852
Date of death: 26 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fibrin into left pleural sac with white patches on surface of heart, liver and spleen. Hepatization of left lung. Diseased kidneys and liver. Atheroma of aorta
Disease (standardised): Fibrin (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen); Disease (Lung); Disease (Kidney);Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: She was admitted suffering from cough and dyspnoea with swelling of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Davis, 18, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 April 1855
Date of death: 1 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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: A fortnight before admission this woman caught cold and in a few days lost her voice, felt tightness across her chest and had considerable dyspnoea, but no cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Horton, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 44
Date of admission: 6 May 1854
Date of death: 9 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Hypertophy & dilatation of heart, diseased valves. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitting doctor: Page, William Emanuel
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient presented on admission a remarkable degree of emaciation of the face & upper part of the body, with considerable anasarca of the lower extremities & superficial ulceration of the skin’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Cook, Fitter

Occupation or role: Fitter
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1871
Date of death: 12 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Recent nephritis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Nephritis (Kidneys)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'Six weeks before his admission this man fell & struck his right loin severely. He kept at his work for a few days when he was attacked with haematemesis’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Gibbett, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1848
Date of death: 20 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Extensive laceration of brain. Apoplectic cyst in brain.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Apoplectic cyst (Brain)
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 man was brought to the Hospital by the officers of police, by whom he had been found in a state of insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Emery, 49, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1860
Date of death: 29 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A plasterer. He had been pretty well, and at work, all day. In the evening he went to a public house and drank, as was stated, only two glasses of ale. Walking home he staggered and could not have got along, had not his friends supported him. He complained, at the same time, that he could not see. He was at once brought to the hospital and was then perfectly coherent and sensible, but appeared to have no power in his legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Leigh, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites from thickening of the capsule of the liver. Tapping. Erysipelas. Dilatation, without hypertrophy, of the heart
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Bleeding; Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was stated to have enjoyed very good health up to two years ago, when she suffered from an attack of rheumatic fever, and since that time has always been subject to palpitation on very little bodily exertion. Nine months ago, she was delivered of a fine healthy child, & shortly after her confinement, she suffered from intense pain in the abdomen accompanied by violent diarrhoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Weston, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1844
Date of death: 4 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of the lung. Large aneurysm of the abdominal aorta making its way through the diaphragm into the left lung by small, ulcerated openings. Kidneys mottled. Amputation of leg.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Aneurysm (Arteries); Mottled (Kidney); Amputation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: On the 11th April the patient underwent amputation below the knee on account of a chronic disease of the ankle joint, the result of an injury about three years previous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and stump
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Edwin Rich, 19, Brush manufactory worker

Occupation or role: Brush manufactory worker
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1856
Date of death: 1 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the Heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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 patient had been in a delicate state of health for a long time, being nervous and very subject to palpitation of the heart. At three different times he had suffered from rheumatic fever. He stated that six weeks ago he was attacked with burning pain in the chest, dyspnoea and frequent sickness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Coney, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1852
Date of death: 26 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposit in both lungs with vomicae, one of which had penetrated into the pleural sac. White patch on the heart. Ulcerated intestines opening one into the other
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 patient was admitted suffering from cough and spitting with shortness of breathing, considerable emaciation and night sweats.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Evans, 51, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1845
Date of death: 24 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fluid in sub-arachnoid tissue. Lung congested posteriorly. Two aortic valves only, the surfaces of which were covered with fibrinous & calcareous deposits. Slight irregular depressions on surfaces of kidneys. Small calculus in pelvis of kidney
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Deposit (Aorta); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Calculus (Kidneys)
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 complaining of pain in the chest, & cough said to be of ten days’ duration. The respiration was very quick & catching, & the pain in the chest was much increased on deep inspiration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Lizzie Barker, 48, [Wife of] Office worker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Office worker
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Aug 1917
Date of death: 14 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic endocarditis. Mitral & tricuspid stenosis & reflux. Aortic disease. Anasarca. Chronic nephritis
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart, aorta); Edema (Systemic); Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'Patient complains of weakness, palpitation, dyspnoea and epigastric pain for the past year. She has been much worse for the last 7 weeks. The feet are swollen at times. Frequent vomiting. Bowels constipated. Rheumatic fever 5 years ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Madge, 51, [Wife of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1888
Date of death: 8 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Adherent pericardium. All cavities of the heart dilated. Mitral stenosis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient gave no history of rheumatic fever. She said that for 30 years she had suffered from bronchitis every winter. From October 1887 till she came into the hospital she was much troubled with cough and shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, sternum, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, stomach

Type of incident: n/a

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