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John Thomas, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1846
Date of death: 20 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Recent pleurisy. Pneumonia. Liver fatty. Tubercular deposit in mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Fatty (Liver); Tuberculosis (Mesenteric gland)
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 was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Boyle, 61, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1871
Date of death: 17 Jan 1872
Disease (transcribed): Superficial abscess in back of neck (remains of a carbuncle). Erysipelas. Hydatid cyst in liver
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Carbuncle (Neck); Erysipelas (Skin); Echinococcosis (Liver)
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: This man was admitted for a carbuncle on the nape of the neck which was discharging freely through several openings.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

John H. Gibson, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1845
Date of death: 20 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Extensive ulceration of the whole of the large intestine
Disease (standardised): Cut (Throat); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines)

Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'When admitted this patient appeared in an extremely listless and languid condition, so that no satisfactory history could be obtained from him. His faeces and urine passed form him involuntarily […] On the morning of the 18th of January he cut his throat with a razor and lost an immense quantity of arterial blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Suicide

Henry Hewer, 14, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1861
Date of death: 13 Sep 1861
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of liver
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient had been hit by a cart, the wheel passing over the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Tolley, n/a, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1845
Date of death: 31 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Mottling degeneration of the kidneys. Erysipelas and inflammation of pharynx & larynx
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart, kidneys, liver); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Pharynx, larynx)

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: 'This patient who had been attending the hospital at intervals as out-patient for many months, suffering from enlargement of the heart, & diseased kidney with albuminous urine, was admitted in a state of collapse, his extremities cold, his pulse almost imperceptible. It appeared from the friends’ account that during the last three weeks he had been extremely ill’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Grace, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1845
Date of death: 30 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large polypus of the small intestine producing invagination of the gut. Acute peritonitis with old adhesions of the small intestine to various parts. Heart dilated and flaccid
Disease (standardised): Polyps (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
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 stated that he had been ailing ever since Easter, with pain in abdomen, which was at first attended by violent constipation of eight days’ duration, but since that time had been accompanied by almost constant diarrhoea. The pain is extremely severe, & has been particularly so during the last few days, attended by rigors’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

William White, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1844
Date of death: 18 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposit in the brain, lungs and kidneys. Softening of brain. Old adhesions of lungs. Extensive ulceration of large intestine. Scrofulous disease of kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, Lung, Kidney); Softening (Brain ); Adhesions (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with diarrhoea, exhaustion and a severe cough with expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Pepper, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1844
Date of death: 17 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca and ascites from disease of the kidneys, with hypertrophy of the heart and thickening of the serous and subserous coverings of the liver. This thickening of these tissues existed in other parts of the peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Foot); Disease (Kidney); Hypertrophy (Heart); Thickening (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: In January 1844 he had suffered an attack of rheumatic fever and remained weak. Three weeks before his admission he perceived his clothes getting tighter and his feet beginning to swell. In addition to his ascites and anasarca, he had considerable orthopnea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Hockley, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1851
Date of death: 10 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fever with ulceration of the mucous membrane of the ileum. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Congestion (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William and Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: 'It was difficult to obtain any distinct account of his symptoms from this patient. His manner was hesitating and his speech slow, his face flushed, expression of countenance dull & heavy, pulse 136, skin inclined to be cold. It appeared that he had come up from the country about 3 months before, had been ailing ever since, & had some sort of illness 3 or 4 weeks ago by which he had been confined to bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Lucy Townsend, 6, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1844
Date of death: 2 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Burn. Lobular pneumonia. Ulcers on chordae vocalis and in duodenum
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Pneumonia (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx, intestines)
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 after her admission became gradually weaker and weaker, and finally died of exhaustion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Jackson , 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1844
Date of death: 16 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles of the lungs with extensive hepatisation of intervening structure. Old adhesions. Cretaceous deposits in mesenteric glands. Polution of stomach by gastric juice.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Hepatisation (Lung); Deposits (Abdomen); Pollution (Stomach)
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

John Jolliff, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1845
Date of death: 17 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive laceration of the spleen, from a fall, with slight laceration of the liver, and effusion of blood into the peritoneum. Lungs loaded with red, frothy serum and partially solidified. Other viscera healthy, except slight thickening of mitral & aortic valves
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Spleen, liver); Effusion (Abdomen); Disease (Lungs, heart)
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 was reported to have fallen a distance of twenty feet and to have struck his side against a pole. After the injury he remained insensible for some time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Okenfull, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1845
Date of death: 14 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated, walls thin. Muscular structure soft. Extensive ulceration of large intestine. Kidneys mottled and granular. Liver large, hard and fatty. Spleen soft and grumous
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Kidneys, liver, spleen)
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 stated that being in good health four months ago, but her bowels having been for some time constipated, she was induced to take a dose of salts, and then for the first time perceived blood in her stools’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Page, 26, Companion

Occupation or role: Companion
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1862
Date of death: 19 Jul 1862
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Operation. Enteritis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Enteritis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This was a case of strangulated femoral hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Jones, 39, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1874
Date of death: 16 Nov 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of knee-joint. Cirrhosis of liver. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Wound (Knee); Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman had been in the Hospital a few days before with a fracture of the left patella. She stated that she fell down and cut her left knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William B. Birney, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1845
Date of death: 2 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Ulceration of larynx and caecum. Pleurisy. Ascites. Cirrhosis of liver. Spleen much congested
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx, caecum); Pleurisy (Lungs); Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
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: 'This patient was admitted under the care of the surgeon’s, labouring under haemorrhoids. After he had been in the house a short time, he was transferred to the physician for cough and haemoptysis. It then appeared that he had been suffering more or less from cough for a period of nine months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Matilda Halmkin, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1869
Date of death: 14 Jun 1869
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of rectum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: Three years ago the catamenia stopped and she noticed great pain in passing faeces and discharge of blood from the rectum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Stamp, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1844
Date of death: 20 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of left ventricle with atrophy of its parietes; thickening of the mitral and aortic valves. Ossification of coronary arteries; atheromatous deposit in the aorta. Liver and kidneys contracted and granular.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ossification (Heart); Plaque (Arteries); Contracted (Liver, Kidneys); Granular (Liver, Kidneys)
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 with general anasarca and ascites.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Gatrill, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1844
Date of death: 18 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Tumours of a peculiar nature in the liver. Chronic inflammation of mucous membranes of intestines. Kidneys mottled
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Tumour (Liver); Inflammation (Intestines); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that she had been subject to spasmodic cough during the last 7 years, which has become rather worse within the few last months. About eight months ago, she began to be troubled with constant pain at the epigastrium, accompanied by frequent nausea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Doyle, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1845
Date of death: 28 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the spine with softening of the spinal chord. Extensive ruptures, perfectly united, about the liver and right kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Softening (Spinal cord); Rupture (Liver, kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was reported to have been subject to fits of giddiness for several years and it was supposed to be during one of these that he walked forwards off a hay rick about 30 feet high. He was reported to have fallen upon his back across a large piece of wood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Crumps, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1844
Date of death: 22 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Haematemesis. Stomach enormously distended and presenting two ulcers in the pyloric region, one of which was cicatrized. Kidneys mottled and granular. No dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Gastrointestinal tract); Distended (Stomach); Ulcer (Stomach); Mottled, Granular (Kidney)
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 had been suffering for some months from nausea and vomiting, with pain in the epigastric region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Rowghan, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1844
Date of death: 19 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fatal haematemesis. Large ulcer of the stomach blocked up by the pancreas. Ulcerating process laying open the trunk of the splenic artery.
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Gastrointestinal tract); Ulcer (Stomach); Ulcer (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from a sense of pain and weight in the epigastrium, with nausea and faintness. He then began vomiting large quantities of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Eversfield, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Jul 1861
Date of death: 8 Jul 1861
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the sigmoid flexure. Vaginal hernia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Intestines); Hernia (Vagina)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: Ten years prior to admission she first noticed a swelling at the mouth of the vagina. She was also suffering from vomiting and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Little, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1845
Date of death: 15 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of heart with atrophy of its muscular structure. Aorta dilated and atheromatous. Other viscera, nothing remarkable, except slight congestion of the mucous membrane of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Congestion (Stomach)
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 man was admitted complaining of pain in the epigastrium which increased after taking food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Craig, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1841
Date of death: 1 Jul 1842
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Emphysema of lung. Effusion into pleura. Ulceration of Intestines.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Effusion (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
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

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