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Robert Goldfinch, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1853
Date of death: 6 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid carcinoma of liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient applied for admission on account of a pain at the region of the epigastrium with tenderness and swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Mumford, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1852
Date of death: 30 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Blood by the bowels and bladder. Diseased kidneys. Old pleural adhesions. White patch on the heart. Thickening of capsules of the spleen and liver. Nodulated liver. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Disease (Kidney); Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Thickening (Spleen);Thickening (Liver) ; Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man stated that his illness commenced with severe cold at Christmas.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Layton, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 2 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Chronic ulceration of stomach
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: He had always enjoyed good health until 18 months before admission when he used occasionally to feel twinges of pain in his stomach which became more frequent during the last three months. No vomiting came on until a fortnight before his admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Phillips, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1847
Date of death: 14 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Cartilaginous stricture. Recto-vesical fistula. Extravasation of urine.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Cartilage); Fistula (Rectum); Fistula (Bladder); Extravasation (Bladder)
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 case is not reported, as the body was removed without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the urgent request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Butler, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1841
Date of death: 17 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles in the cerebellum. Softening of the septum lucidum. Tubercles in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Softening (Brain); Tuberculosis (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: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Martin, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1853
Date of death: 8 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the liver. Ascites. Bronchitis. Tumor in uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with dropsy and bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Hitchbell, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1856
Date of death: 2 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Epithelial cancer of the Pharynx
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted on account of a tumour in the neck and difficulty in swallowing
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sophy Malster, 24, General Servant

Occupation or role: General Servant
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 May 1870
Date of death: 6 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular ulceration of the caecum. Perforation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestine ); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had been ill for five days before admission. She had been suddenly seized with violent pain in the right iliac region, but had at first no diarrhoea, nor had the attack been preceded by rigors.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Harris, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1853
Date of death: 16 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This young woman had been an inpatient in the hospital some twelve months previously with a haemorrhoidal affection.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Harwood, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Jul 1841
Date of death: 23 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the pharynx & oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Pharynx, oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
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

William Davis, Engine driver

Occupation or role: Engine driver
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1871
Date of death: 16 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the oesophagus. Pressure of cancerous glands on root of left lung. Gangrene. Hydropneumothorax
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Disease (Lungs); Gangrene Hydropneumothorax (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man had good health till 5 or 6 months before admission, when he noticed a soreness on the gullet when swallowing solid food’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Dean, 54, Foreman

Occupation or role: Foreman
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1918
Date of death: 17 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of colon. Enteretomy. Aspiration pneumonia. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Colon); Enterotomy; Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: n/a
Medical examination performed by: O’Flynn, Elizabeth
Post mortem examination performed by: Dancy, John Horace
Medical notes: 'Pain in stomach, worse after food, occasional vomiting for 2 months. Ingravescent constipation. No action for 5 days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Cruden, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1848
Date of death: 12 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Congestion of liver. Congestion & softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Congestion (Liver, brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with considerable anasarca & ascites. She stated that she had suffered for 2 years past from shortness of breath. Dropsy commenced in the legs 3 months ago, abdomen swelled soon after. [She] had been confined to bed ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Braybrook, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1852
Date of death: 12 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fungus form of carcinoma connected with the dura mater in two places appearing in the place externally and considered during life to be a sebaceous tumour. Carcinomatous growths in pancreas and kidneys and in pleurae
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Brain); Cancer (Pancreas); Cancer (Kidneys); Cancer (Pleura)
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: Illness had been gradually coming on ever since her last confinement about one and a half years ago. Her chief complaint was of pain at the left side of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

[No name] Macnamara, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: [No gender stated]
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1842
Date of death: 24 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in left pleura. Phthisis. Granular liver. Tubercules in Kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Granular (Liver); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
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

Josephine Coleman, 32, [Wife of] Soldier

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Soldier
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1915
Date of death: 13 Jan 1916
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma coli. Colotomy. Secondary malignant stricture of small gut
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Colotomy (Intestines); Constriction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Oakden, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: In March 1915 the patient was admitted with acute obstruction and a history of increasing constipation for twelve months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, alimentary canal and uterus
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Coombes, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1845
Date of death: 12 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Scrofulous deposits about peritoneum. Ulceration of small intestine. Liver fatty
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a cough and pain in the chest of about six weeks duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Barnes, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1852
Date of death: 18 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthysis. Scrofulous deposit in the lungs in various stages. Diseased liver. Thickened capsule of the spleen
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Liver); Thickening (Spleen)
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: This patient was admitted in a very weak and depressed stated, with a dusky colour of the face, cough and nervous anxiety.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Lang, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: [No age stated]
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 12 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Ulcerated epiglottis. Ulcerations of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Abscess (Leg); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted under the surgeon by some mistake. He had laboured under pulmonary phthisis for about a year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Henry Meager, [No age stated], Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: Brought in dead
Date of death: 26 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Fractured pelvis. Head of femur driven into pelvis. Fractured arm. Ruptured gut and internal iliac artery. Haemoperitoneum. Ruptured spleen. Bruised lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Displacement (Femur); Fracture (Arm); Rupture (Intestines); Rupture (Arteries); Haemoperitoneum (Abdomen); Rupture (Spleen); Bruising (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Fedden, Walter Fedde
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: Brought in dead
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, abdomen, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, bladder, alimentary canal and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alexander Stephen, 59, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1918
Date of death: 19 Jun 1918
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of oesophagus. Metastases in thyroid, lung & glands. Gastrostomy
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Metastases (Thyroid glands, lungs); Gastrostomy
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, George Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Ingleby, Helen
Post mortem examination performed by: Claremont, Hetty Ethelberta
Medical notes: 'A year ago he noticed a pimple on the left side of the neck. This remained quite small until 2 months ago, since when it has grown rapidly. He has had difficulty on swallowing for 6-7 months. Appetite good. Getting thinner. Bowels open every other day. Working until admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Fisher, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 3 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca and effusions into the serous cavities. Heart dilated and slightly hypertrophied. Valves healthy. Liver and kidneys congested. Spleen hard and congested. Uterus hypertrophied. Ovaries with cysts.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Universal); Disease (Heart); Congestion (Liver); Congestion (Kidney); Congestion (Spleen); Disease (Uterus);Cysts (Ovary)
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: This patient reported that she had been ailing about ten or eleven months; that for the first two months she had no particular pain, but felt languid and uncomfortable, but later had an attack of jaundice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Hyatt, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1853
Date of death: 19 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: An emaciated tubercular looking boy who had been ailing for three months past but had more particularly suffered from pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harry Rhodes, 9, [Child of] Tailor

Occupation or role: [Child of] Tailor
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1888
Date of death: 11 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria, malignant hemorrhagic form
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The boy lived under most unhygienic conditions at 59 Westmoreland Street, Pimlico. One member of his family died of diphtheria the week before he came to the hospital, and the boy’s mother also had diphtheria and came into the hospital with him. At the home from which they came the drinking water cistern was in connection with the water closet’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, pharynx, larynx, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Lamden, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 26 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions of peritoneum. Recent lymph. Contracted liver.
Disease (standardised): Adhesions (Abdomen); Contraction (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient stated that she had had four children, the last about seventeen months ago, and that for six months past the abdomen had begun to swell and she had not menstruated since she left off suckling her last child, and she had supposed herself to be pregnant. However, during the last months she had increased to such a size which made such an idea unlikely.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

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