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William Royal , 62, Bootmaker

Occupation or role: Bootmaker
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1870
Date of death: 19 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of upper jaw. Removal of superior maxillary bone.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Skull); Excision (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Needham, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1844
Date of death: 18 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy from the left thalamus making its way into the ventricles. Coagulum of blood, of some standing, enveloped in a transparent cyst, in the cavity of the left ventricle. Arteries diseased. Hypertrophy of heart.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Cysts (Brain ); Disease (Arteries); Hypertrophy (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: The patient was admitted with some loss of power over the right side of the body. She was in a very weak state, and the powers of the mind were very feeble and the memory imperfect.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Esther Smith, n/a, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1845
Date of death: 4 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the heart?
Disease (standardised): 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: 'As there was no examination, no history of the case is given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

Georgina Leigh, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 May 1846
Date of death: 20 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Injury of left knee. Suppuration of joint, destruction of cartilages and of articular lamellae. Large abscess on thigh
Disease (standardised): Injury (Leg); Suppuration (Leg); Abscess (Leg)
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 child was admitted having a few minutes previously been knocked down and trodden on by a horse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Richard Egin, 59, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1846
Date of death: 20 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Caries of the sternum and left scapula. Abscess in the anterior mediastinum. Pleurisy on the right side with inflammation and suppuration of the portion of the right lung. Old adhesions left side.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Sternum); Caries (Scapula); Abscess (Thoracic cavity); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Suppuration (Lung);Adhesions (Lung)
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 with a fluctuating tumour about the size of a pigeon’s egg on the left side of the sternum near its centre.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax. The examination was not carried further, at the request of the son
Type of incident: n/a

James Rownsley, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1845
Date of death: 7 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid tissue. Recent pleurisy & old adhesions. White patch on heart. Blood fluid. Capsule of liver much thickened. Deposits in cortical structure of kidneys, apparently scrofulous. Pelvis etc inflamed. Pus in urine
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Pelvis); Suppuration (Bladder); Syphilis (Systemic)
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 admitted complaining of almost total paralysis of the lower and partial loss of power over the upper extremities, but without loss of sensation, of great pain in the head, attended by much giddiness, of a ringing noise in the head giving rise to some deafness, of pain in the abdomen, & of pains in all his limbs, but more particularly the shin bones […] It was elicited that during the last six months he had lived a very irregular life, and had suffered greatly from syphilis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Martyn, 60, Cabinet Maker

Occupation or role: Cabinet Maker
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1870
Date of death: 21 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fatty Heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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: The patient had fallen off some steps in a garden, his right foot sank into the earth, so that as he fell he was twisted outwards. On admission he was found to have a fracture of both malleoli of the right foot, with displacement of the foot outwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and cerebrum
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Badford, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1844
Date of death: 20 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of the left thigh and leg with extensive mortification of the skin of these parts. Femoral vein containing an adherent coagulum
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Leg); Mortification (Skin); Coagulum (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a fracture of the femur which had occurred about five weeks before.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert Bennet, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1844
Date of death: 20 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Congenital Hernia; strangulation. Operation. Mortification of intestine.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Mortification (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a tumour on the left side of the scrotum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Warman, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 20 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia. Sloughing of the skin over the prominent parts. Structures of brain and spinal marrow healthy in appearance. Slight effusion of fluid in sub arachnoid tissue and in theca. Hypertrophy of bladder. False passage in prostate.
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Central nervous system); Sloughing (Skin); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Bladder); False passage (Prostate)
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 pale emaciated condition under the physician for what appeared to be rheumatic pains, but was then transferred to Mr Hawkins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Howship, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1845
Date of death: 11 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Recent pericarditis. Recent pleurisy on both sides. Kidneys of a dark colour, with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pelves etc and false membranes covering the mucous membrane. Urine, by microscopic examination, containing pus globules
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Inflammation (Tissues); Suppuration (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with an anomalous eruption, somewhat resembling a combination of turpitigo eczema & scabies, covering the whole body with the exception of the head, hands and feet. The eruption was of 12 months’ duration, and his general health appeared to be tolerably good’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Cocksedge, 46, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1864
Date of death: 23 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia, strangulated but relieved by operation. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'Died from a low form of pneumonia. Case not entered’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Lydia Cross, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1844
Date of death: 25 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Granular Kidneys. Remains of extensive inflammation of left pleura with flattening of that lung and displacement of the heart. Thoracic aneurysm cured. Extensive atheromatous deposit in the whole of the aorta.
Disease (standardised): Granular (Kidney); Inflammation (Pleura); Flattening (Lung); Displacement (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 complaining of severe pain in the left side of the chest with difficulty of breathing and cough, excited by the slightest exertion, and accompanied by expectoration of a frothy mucous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Redman, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 May 1844
Date of death: 25 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Burn. Pleurisy. Viscera nothing remarkable, with the exception of the spleen which was soft and pulpy.
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Soft (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert. Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a scald from boiling water extending over the left shoulder, the side of the chest, and back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and trachea, and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Hannah Jones, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1845
Date of death: 14 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Few large crude tubercles in both lungs with pneumo-thorax & empyema on the left side
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumothorax (Lungs); Empyema (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in an extremely weak state, suffering from cough, attended by much dyspnoea and orthopnoea. She stated that about ten months ago she coughed up a large quantity of blood, and since that time, had never been entirely free from cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Hawkins, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1846
Date of death: 24 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis at base of brain. Tubercle in posterior lobe of left hemisphere. Effusion into ventricles. Phthisis. Tubercles in the spleen, kidneys and intestines with extensive ulceration in the caecum and small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Tuberculosis (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney);Tuberculosis (Intestines) ; Ulcer (Intestines)
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 stated that for the last two years he had been unusually subject to ‘colds and coughs’, and had suffered almost continually during the last eight or nine months from cough and occasional pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Cowdery, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1844
Date of death: 14 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of leg. Amputation. Recent pleurisy, pericarditis & peritonitis. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pericarditis (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: 'A wheel of a cart passed over the leg of this patient and upon admission it was found that the tibia was exposed and fractured, but that the portions of bone were not at all displaced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, stump

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sarah Storey, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1844
Date of death: 4 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Oedema of lungs at back part. Viscera healthy. Gall bladder divided into two sacculi, one of which contained two calculi and some inspissated bile, the other a colourless fluid. No coagular of blood.
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Oedema (Lung); Divided (Gallbladder); Calculi (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a constant sensation of sickness and occasional vomiting of a greenish fluid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Appleton, 47, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1846
Date of death: 28 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of the arm and chest. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the arm. Old adhesions about the right lung the liver and spleen. Heart flaccid and dilated. Lungs emphysematous. Ribs fractured and united.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Arm); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Fracture (Ribs); Adhesions (Lung);Adhesions (Liver) ; Adhesions (Spleen)
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 first admitted on 5th May with fractured ribs and discharged on 17th June. It appears that the evening after his discharge he went to bed somewhat inebriated and complained the next day of feeling generally unwell, depressed and shivering.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right upper extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Benjamin Grove, 17, Fishmonger

Occupation or role: Fishmonger
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1844
Date of death: 7 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular phthisis with extensive red hepatisation of the lung. Old adhesions. Glandular aggregate enlarged, as well as mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Hepatisation (Lung); Enlarged (Gland)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been subject to a cough with occasional slight spitting of blood during the winter months only of the three previous years. On the 2nd of March he was seized with a fit of coughing and immediately brought up a large quantity of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Dinah Green, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 May 1846
Date of death: 30 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of sternum, of pelvis, of left leg and of left arm. Secondary deposits in various parts. Suppuration about some of the fractures. Pleuropneumonia.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Sternum); Fracture (Pelvis); Fracture (Leg); Fracture (Arm); Suppuration (Fractures); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, 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 threw himself from the window of a fifth story building and fell on her side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity, left superior extremity, right forearm and sternum
Type of incident: Suicide

Joseph Daniel, Cowman

Occupation or role: Cowman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1871
Date of death: 4 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Injury of spine. Paraplegia
Disease (standardised): Injury (Spine); Paraplegia (Spine)
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: 'The day before admission he fell off a haystack, about 15 feet to the ground, which he thinks he first struck with his shoulders. He could not move, nor feel his legs after the accident, and had, he said, at first some difficulty in moving arms. He could not pass water, & it was drawn off’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, spinal cord, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Elmes, 37, Drayman

Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1845
Date of death: 15 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Injury of wrist joint, with suppuration and destruction of the joint etc. Secondary deposits in both lungs. Slight effusion in sub-arachnoid cellular tissue. Brain, especially the cortical structure, paler than natural. Mania
Disease (standardised): Injury (Wrist); Suppuration (Wrist); Deposit (Lungs); Effusion (Brain); Mania
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'The patient was reported to have been maniacal for several years. In his occupation, which was that of a drayman, an empty cart rolled over his hand. It did not appear of much consequence at the time, but was succeeded by an attack of diffuse cellular inflammation, which gradually extended up the whole arm’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, wrist joint

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Gustavus Corbet, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1844
Date of death: 9 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (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: This was the patient’s second attack of Delirium Tremens, having been accustomed to drink freely for several years. He was brought to the Hospital in a very excited and nervous state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Drew, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 1 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysms of the aorta, one of which burst into the pericardium. The other a very large one compressed the left common carotid and the sub clavian, the latter, being at its commencement, completely clogged up with coagula.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appears from the patient that he had suffered from pain in the left shoulder and left side of the chest, coldness in the left arm, and occasional tingling of the left fingers for about seven months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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