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Francis Steap, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 April 1855
Date of death: 2 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Renal, Cardiac and Pulmonary disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: For seven weeks he had felt plain in the right side, accompanied with shortness of breath and bad cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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 Clarke, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1845
Date of death: 25 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large scalp wound, followed by matter between the dura mater & bone as well as by matter in the cavity of the arachnoid and in the sub-arachnoid tissue & pia mater. Trephine applied. 2ndary deposits in lung. Pericardium adherent. Heart dilated & soft
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Wound (Brain); Trephining; Deposit (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'John Clark, admitted with a very large scalp wound, extending nearly the whole length of the head upon the right side, in a semicircular direction, and exposing considerable portion of the right temporal occipital, and frontal bones […] The wound was filled with dirt. It was not ascertained in what manner the wound had been inflicted as he was found in a state of insensibility in a cellar & could give no account of the way in which he got there’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Robert Penlaze, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 3 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis and enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man who for some little time had been an outpatient of the Hospital, reported that for the last three of four months he had had a slight hacking cough and six weeks before admission he experienced considerable dyspnoea with pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Cook , 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1847
Date of death: 14 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema. Tubercles and red hepatisation of left lung. Grey hepatisation of right lung. Slight pericarditis. Fractured ribs with pus effused round the broken extremities. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Fracture (Ribs); Suppuration (Extremities);Disease (Kidney)

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 patient was admitted complaining of considerable pain on the right side of the chest during inspiration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Alexander, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1848
Date of death: 23 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous ulceration of vagina and uterus. Ulceration into bladder. Diseased kidneys. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Vagina); Cancer (Uterus); Ulcer (Bladder); Disease (Kidney); Pericarditis (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 had born four children and had good confinements. Fifteen months ago she first perceived that she had a constant discharge upon her.
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

Charlotte Zouche, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 30 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hypertrophy of cranium. Meningeal apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Brain); Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient came into the house with cough, expectoration and other symptoms of phthisis which she had had for 4 months. She took cascarilla with ipecacuan, and wine, and her case did not attract much attention until the 25th when she suddenly lost her power of distinct speech. She looked intelligent and appeared to understand all that was said to her’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, neck

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

Fanny Brill, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1847
Date of death: 13 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Large bed sore. Emphysema and oedema of lungs. Peritonitis. Kidneys diseased and bladder inflamed. Diseased aorta.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Arm); Oedema (Leg); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney);Inflammation (Bladder) ; Disease (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with dropsy of three months duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Butler, 36, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1869
Date of death: 13 Jan 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular Kidneys. Hypertrophy of Heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Thompson, Reginald Edward
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The woman, the mother of seven children, was admitted with dropsy. She had been living poorly and losing flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, pericardium, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Eagle, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1888
Date of death: 7 Jan 1888
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Turton, Robert Straker
Post mortem examination performed by: Margerison, Richard
Medical notes: 'She came of healthy parents, but had herself always been weakly. She had had scarlet fever, & other infantile diseases. 2 years before coming here she had been attacked by rheumatic fever’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, alimentary canal, brain

Type of incident: n/a

James Vale, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1841
Date of death: 23 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the right ventricle. Atheromatous deposit at the root of the pulmonary artery. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Deposit (Blood vessels); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
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

Anne Bishop, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 29 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Blood effused beneath the arachnoid & pia mater. Atheromarous deposit in the arteries of the brain & in the aorta
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta, 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 patient, a single woman, who gained her livelihood by needlework, was admitted complaining of headache, dizziness & general debility. She presented a pale, sallow complexion, was somewhat emaciated & confessed that for some time back, she had not had sufficient nourishment’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Sims, 50, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1850
Date of death: 26 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Hypertrophy of heart. Lymph in pericardium. Vegetation on mitral valve. Diseased kidney
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man stated that he caught cold four months ago and since then had suffered from cough and dyspnoea and palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and 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

James Corley, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 4 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca. Slight serous effusions into the various serous cavities. Heart dilated and hypertrophied. Aorta with two valves only, one of which ulcerated. Pulmonary apoplexy and oedema. Congestion of other organs.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Universal); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Aorta); Haemorrhage (Lung); Oedema (Lung)
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 with the exception of an attack of syphilis four years ago, which was not followed by secondary symptoms, he had always enjoyed uninterrupted good health up to four or five months ago, when he began to suffer from palpitation on any exertion and his legs and abdomen began to increase in size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Powley, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1871
Date of death: 21 Jun 1871
Disease (transcribed): Morbus cordis. Valvular, hypertrophy & dilatatation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man stated on admission that he had never been the subject of rheumatism, but that 7 months ago he was severely kicked by a horse on the left side of the chest. For the last three weeks he had much shortness of breath & cough with slight oedema of the legs’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Smith, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1854
Date of death: 16 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased heart. Inflamed bursa. Fibrin in iliac veins &c
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Inflammation (Bursa); Thrombosis (Blood vessels)
Admitting doctor: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been out of health for some time, & had been treated as an OP [out-patient] at this hospital for the 3 weeks previous to his admission, on account of some pain at the upper part of the left thigh, supposed at first to be of a rheumatic character’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx & trachea, abdomen, hip

Type of injury: n/a

Elizabeth Dawson, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1853
Date of death: 23 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid carcinoma of the peritoneum, mesenteric glands and ovaria. Effusion of bloody fluid in pleural sacs and old adhesions. White patch on the heart
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Ovary); Effusion (Pleura); Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: No indications from the previous history of this case could be obtained on which to ground any opinion as to the case of the malady.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George P Smith, 57, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1870
Date of death: 10 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Wound on forehead. Meningitis. Apoplexy. Pyaemia.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Meningitis (Brain); Stroke (Brain); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient was brought into the Hospital in a semi-comatose state in which he had been found. There was a small scalp wound over the right eye, no other mark or injury. His appearance and expression were that of a man very drunk.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and stomach
Type of incident: n/a

James Riley, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1846
Date of death: 5 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions of pleurae and pericardium. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Disease of mitral and aortic valves. Endocarditis. Kidneys mottled and granular. Spleen hard and congested.
Disease (standardised): Adhesions (Pleura); Adhesions (Heart); Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Congestion (Spleen)
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 was admitted suffering from anasarca, cough, palpitation and dyspnoea. It appeared from his account that he always enjoyed very excellent health up to seven years ago, when he underwent an attack of acute rheumatism and at that time he had severe pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizah Glastonbury, [No age stated], Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1888
Date of death: 12 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of first part of aorta, bursting into the pericardium
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Ewart, William
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient was a cabman. Whilst driving his car in Bond Street he suddenly threw up his hands. He died immediately. He was brought to the hospital dead’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, liver

Type of incident: n/a

Martha Johnson, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1850
Date of death: 27 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Recent vegetations on mitral valve. Effusion in pleura
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Effusion (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: Having been previously out of health, she had taken some medicine, when she was suddenly seized on the following day with severe pain and swelling in the knees and ankles, appearing from description to have been of the nature of Rheumatic Fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Taylor, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 9 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac and Pulmonary disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had been tolerably well with the exception of occasional coughs. She dated her illness from the middle of last winter when she had more cough and expectoration than at any previous period. Three weeks before admission her legs and abdomen began to enlarge.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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