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Alice Burr, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1847
Date of death: 08 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Hydrothorax. Congestion of both lungs. Large and fatty heart with dilatation of cavities. Contracted and granular kidneys. Fibrous tumour of uterus.
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Pleural cavity); Congestion (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Tumour (Uterus)
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 she had been ailing more or less during the last year; that she had been weak and languid, subject to dyspnoea and palpitation on exertion, and generally unequal to her usual amount of exercise.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Mills, 26 , [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1843
Date of death: 1 Jun 1843
Disease (transcribed): Concussion. Emphysema.
Disease (standardised): Concussion (Brain); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head and throat
Type of incident: n/a

George Cooper, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1849
Date of death: 29 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured laminae, spinous process & bodies of the 5th, 6th cervical vertebrae. Laceration of the cord. Congested lungs & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Spine); Congestion (Lungs, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted at 2 1/4am, with what was presumed to be fracture of the cervical portion of the vertebral column. He had also fracture of the lower fourth of the right femur & a wound of the integument at the upper part of the forehead. He had been drinking largely during the preceding day & went to bed intoxicated, but awoke during the night & fancied he heard thieves breaking into the house, whereupon he got out on the roof & in leaning over the parapet, lost his balance, & fell into the street below, a distance of 40ft’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Weatherstone, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate, the right lobe of which was ulcerated & covered with calcareous deposit. Stone in the bladder. Chronic inflammation of the bladder, ureters, pelvis etc, spreading to the substance of the kidneys. Lungs slightly inflamed
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Prostate); Ulcer (Prostate); Calculus (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder, ureters, pelvis, kidneys, lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient had attended the hospital occasionally for many years with symptoms of diseased kidneys and enlarged prostate gland, and had during that time been in the habit of introducing a gum elastic catheter himself’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William White, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1841
Date of death: 14 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Stricture disease of the bladder and kidneys. Effusion upon the brain
Disease (standardised): Disease (Bladder, Kidneys); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Walker, Robert Benjamin
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, cranium, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Saunders, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1854
Date of death: 21 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulcerated larynx
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Abscess (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been long ill. He was much emaciated & had a large-sized ulceration on the lower eyelid of the right eye, which had eroded superficially the whole eyelid, leaving the muscular structure bare’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Henry Goodwin, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 1 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Very numerous miliary tubercles. Inflammation of left apex. Recent pleurisy front of right lung
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Inflammation (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This boy stated when he first applied for relief that he had only been ill a fortnight and that he had suffered from cough, dyspnoea and a pain in the chest and palpitation of the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Jones, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1854
Date of death: 24 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hydrothorax. Tubercles & vomicae in lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Hydrothorax (Pleura); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient when admitted alleged that he had only been suffering from cough during about 6 weeks. He had lost flesh, was liable to night-sweats, but had never spit blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx & trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Jean Lachaize, 65, Engineer

Occupation or role: Engineer
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1888
Date of death: 27 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the lower end of the oesophagus. Gastrostomy. Hypostatic pneumonia and gangrene of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Gastrostomy; Pneumonia (Lungs); Gangrene (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dent, Clinton Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Bull, William C.
Medical notes: 'This man was originally admitted under the care of Mr Dent [Clinton Thomas Dent] at the beginning of 1888 with difficulty in swallowing & rapid emaciation. A diagnosis of oesophagal stricture was made & under treatment he improved, being sent to convalescent home in February. For the first week he gained weight & was free from pain. Afterward he got increased difficulty in swallowing & began again to emaciate’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Brain, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 May 1848
Date of death: 2 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro pneumonia with red hepatisation. Empyema. Fluid blood. Slough over sacrum. Erysipelas.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Disease (Lung); Empyema (Pleural cavity); Sloughing (Spine); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Copestake, Thomas Goodall
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a very cachectic state of health, having been both imperfectly fed and and clothed for some time past, and having an eruption on various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Wills, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1841
Date of death: 15 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Croup. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Croup (Larynx); Bronchitis (Lungs)
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: Larynx, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

William Bray, 54, Surveyor

Occupation or role: Surveyor
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1870
Date of death: 10 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Pulmonary phthisis (miliary tubercles).
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a history of 12 months cough and loss of flesh, following Enteric Fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

William Pusey, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fracture of the jaw with diffuse cellular inflammation. Lungs gorged posteriorly. Heart soft & dilated. Blood in a semi-fluid state
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Jaw); Inflammation (Jaw); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'On the morning of his admission, this patient was kicked on the mouth by a horse. He was slightly stunned by the blow but soon recovered a tolerable degree of consciousness. Upon admission the lower jaw was found fractured in two placed and a scalp wound was discovered on the posterior part of the scalp, supposed to have been produced by a fall backwards when he was kicked’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Miller, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 12 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fistula in ano. Tubercles and vomicae in lungs. Old adhesions of pleurae with circumscribed collections of matter
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Spitta, Robert JohnJ
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of great emaciation and debility with hectic symptoms induced by very old rectal disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Cox, 40, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 May 1916
Date of death: 8 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Acute purulent bronchitis. Bronchiolectasis. Miliary abscess of lung. Septic pneumonia. Empyema. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Suppuration (Lung); Bronchiolectasis (Lung); Abscess (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Empyema (Pleura);Pleurisy (Pleura)

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: She had influenza six days ago. Her doctor saw her and diagnosed the condition as pneumonia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, larynx, trachea, thyroid, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, alimentary canal, intestines and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Edwards, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1852
Date of death: 6 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Injury from the wheel of a railway truck. Fracture of the pelvis. Laceration of the urethra. Fracture of one rib and the clavicle. Bruised condition of the lung
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Laceration (Urethra); Fracture (Rib); Fracture (Clavicle); Bruising (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This boy was at play in a railroad truck which was set in motion. He jumped out of the truck and fell under the wheel.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Jordan, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1856
Date of death: 20 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man stated that his general health had been very good until a month ago when he began to spit blood in small quantities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Townshend, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1854
Date of death: 25 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Hypertophied & dilated heart. Emphysema of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been suffering for 6 months past from swelling of the legs with cough & shortness of breath. He had been liable to cough during 30 years, and had palpitations of the heart during the last 3 or 4 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Esther Clarke, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 May 1841
Date of death: 16 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Mottled and granular degeneration of the kidneys. Left lung gorged with blood at its posterior part
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Effusion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient previous to her death had well marked symptoms of apoplexy, stertorous breathing etc’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Shields, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1845
Date of death: 5 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Oedema of both legs with petechial spots. Hearts dilated & very flaccid. Blood semi-fluid. Lungs loaded with frothy serum
Disease (standardised): Edema (Leg); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient had intermittent fever three months previous to his admission. This left him in a very debilitated state and he subsequently complained of much difficulty of breathing, especially after exertion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, larynx

Type of incident: n/a

John Godfrey , 37, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1870
Date of death: 10 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Pleurisy and Pneumonia.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for a month, complaining of a cough, pain in the chest and weakness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Brown, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1852
Date of death: 7 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scattered scrofulous matter through the substance of both lungs universally which were very congested. Recent lymph in the peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Lymph (Abdomen)
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 had been suffering from cough all winter, and latterly had brought up a large quantity of expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Hertner, 48, Kitchen clerk

Occupation or role: Kitchen clerk
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1918
Date of death: 24 May 1918
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of oesophagus. Ulceration into bronchus
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Ulcer (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Collier, James Stansfield
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Medical notes: 'Present illness began 6 weeks ago with pain in the back and coughing, the pain subsided a week ago but the cough got gradually worse and he has had slight difficulty in swallowing, all food ‘is vomited’. Appetite good. He has been losing weight. Cough for the last 2 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Susan Hughes, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercles in brain, lungs, kidney, uterus, spine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus); Tuberculosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This girl dated her illness from suppression of menstruation four months previously during the whole of which period she had suffered more or less from pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Edith M McInnes, 2 years 11 months , [Child of] Soldier

Occupation or role: [Child of] Soldier
Age: 2 years 11 months
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 May 1916
Date of death: 9 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Cerebro-spinal meningitis. Purulent bronchitis. Pus in pharynx. Hypopyon
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain, Spinal cord); Bronchitis (Lung); Suppuration (Lung); Suppuration (Pharynx); Hypopyon (Eye)
Admitted under the care of: Ogle, Cyril
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: The child had measles one week ago. On May the 3rd vomiting started and the child appeared feverish.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: n/a

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