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Henry Brown, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1844
Date of death: 6 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pus in knee joint, with ulceration of cartilage, exposing the bone, and soft ankylosis. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the arm. Membranes of brain, slightly thickened, with opaque fluid. Blood tinged serum in pleura.
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Leg); Ulcer (Leg); Ankylosis (Leg); Inflammation (Arm); Thickening (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity and right superior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Bishop, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1844
Date of death: 16 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine. Effusion in theca and in chord with softening of the latter.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Effusion (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Spitta, Robert John
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Vertebral cord
Type of incident: n/a

Mary King, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1844
Date of death: 24 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Chorea. Disease of clavicle. Diffuse inflammation in neighbourhood. Old adhesions of right lung. Endocarditis. Large intestine filled with faeces adhering to its coats. Organs of generation congested. Brain and chord natural.
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system); Disease (Clavicle); Adhesions (Lung); Endocarditis (Heart); Congestion (Genitalia)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: At the age of 12, before any appearance of catamenia, became affected with chorea which commenced gradually but soon became severe. She was also drowsy and felt pain across the forehead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and brain
Type of incident: n/a

James Johnson, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Dec 1844
Date of death: 8 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Central nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Taylor, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1844
Date of death: 8 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the Pelvis and Peritonitis. Right kidney wasted with dilated pelvis and infundibula. Left kidney enlarged. Pelvis and infundibula dilated.
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder); Lithotomy (Bladder); Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Dilatation (Pelvis);Dilatation (Pituitary gland)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Reuben, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Oct 1844
Date of death: 14 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Grey semi transparent granules in lungs. Miliary tubercles in these organs, in the liver and kidneys. Chronic Arachinitis with softening of the central white parts of the brain and effusion into the ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Granular (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung, Liver, Kidney); Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Softening (Brain); Effusion (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: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Stubbs, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1844
Date of death: 9 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Abscess in neck opening into the internal jugular vein. Bloody fluid in both pleurae and in the pericardium. Heart dilated and slightly hypertrophical, with a small, unhealthy coagulum in its right auricle
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Abscess (Neck); Disease (Lungs, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'The account this patient gave was that about a year ago he began to perceive palpitations of the heart, & was troubled with constant pain in the head, & occasional nausea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Harris, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chorea. Brain congested. Uterus hypertrophied and remarkably hard, with superficial ulceration of the os uteri
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system); Congestion (Brain); Ulcer (Uterus)
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, a married woman who had had 2 children, the youngest 4 years old, was reported by her husband to have suffered frequently since her last confinement from pain in the head. Shortly after the birth of her last child, she began to experience twitchings and slight jactitations principally affecting the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Mitchell, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1844
Date of death: 20 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid cellular tissue. Arteries of brain extensively thickened by atheroma. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the neck, spreading to the mediastina. Old pericarditis. Heart dilated. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Brain); Inflammation (Neck); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that about 10 months ago, he began to experience much giddiness & uneasiness in the head, which had gone on increasing up to the time of admission. That he never had a fit, but at times had found his limbs numb and weaker than usual, & his extremities cold, more especially on the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Batchelor, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Jan 1845
Date of death: 25 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Laceration of brain, with effusion of blood into the arachnoid cavity. Fracture of clavicle
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Fracture (Collarbone)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'The day before her admission she fell down stairs, a distance of about eight feet. She was taken up insensible, bleeding from the nose and mouth’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, shoulder

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Mary A. Finch, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 28 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid tumour in brain with effusion in the lateral ventricles. Partial hepatisation of left lung. Old pleurisy. Fibrous tumour in uterus
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Tumour (Uterus)

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: 'Was reported by her husband to have complained during the last year & a half of pain in the head, accompanied by partial loss of power & numbness on the lower extremities, by some loss of memory and a sense of stupidity. This had gone on from bad to worse, and about two months ago, she became so listless and forgetful as to be utterly unable to conduct her household affairs, & she was obliged to be fed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

James Mitcham, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 5 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the brain and its membranes. Phthisis. Tubercles in kidneys. Ulceration in caput coli
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Ulcer (Intestines)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'The only account that could be obtained of this patient’s symptoms, was from his brother, who stated that he had suffered from cough accompanied by expectoration during the last year. That of late he had been in the habit of drinking freely, and that during the last fortnight or three weeks, he had been very restless, unable to sleep at night & troubled with frightful spectral illusions’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Wise Wilson, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1845
Date of death: 6 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound; fissure of skull. Laceration of brain externally & internally
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Laceration (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in the afternoon of the 4th of February, having fallen a distance of about 10 feet, a wound of the scalp existed upon the upper and posterior part of the right temple’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sarah A. Oates, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1844
Date of death: 9 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the spine and irregular consolidation of the fragments. Softening of the chord. Atrophy of the brain. Suppuration of the right tympanum & ulceration of membrana tympani. Extensive sloughing of skin
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Softening (Spinal cord); Atrophy (Brain); Suppuration (Ears); Sloughing (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient had for some time been subject to what were considered to be hysterical fits, when she manifested symptoms of derangement. On the 21st of September and the day following [she] threw herself from the second story window. She was brought to the hospital and a projection was found opposite the 12th dorsal vertebra’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, spine

Type of incident: Suicide?

Henry Richards, [No age stated], Weigher at Custom House

Occupation or role: Weigher at Custom House
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1844
Date of death: 19 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of heart with fibrinous & calcareous deposit in the mitral valve & fibrinous deposit on the inner surface of the left auricle. Pulmonary apoplexy. Mottled kidneys. Fluid in the serous cavities & in the cellular tissue
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Deposit (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
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, who had been employed in weighing at the Custom House, & was ruptured from lifting heavy weights, had enjoyed very good health up to August last, at which time he began to feel palpitations, and was troubled with shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Kelly, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1845
Date of death: 4 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleuritis. Red & grey hepatisation of a large portion of lung. Patch of tubercles in lung. Slight congestion of brain
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Congestion (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'It was reported that this patient had for some years been a very free drinker, but that having been our of place for about 9 months, he had, up to the last fortnight when he again obtained a situation, been unable to obtain his usual quantity of stimulus […] the night previous to admission, he was violently delirious. That on the day of admission, he was quite sensible, said that he felt ill all over, and complained as much as ever of pain in the chest. He nevertheless drove his master out in the morning, but felt so ill that he was soon obliged to return. It was said that he had not been drinking since he regained his situation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Ellkins, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1845
Date of death: 8 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in the cranium. Arteries of brain atheromatous. Lungs gorged with red, frothy serum and soft in texture. Cavities of head dilated: muscular structure soft; valves slightly diseased, as well as aorta. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Brain); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Head); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'The patient was found to be dead when brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen (‘the contents of the stomach were carefully examined but no poison was detected’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident?

Sarah Woodham, 37, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1845
Date of death: 30 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca of both legs & left arm. Softening of the brain. Large quantities of fluid in the serous cavities of the chest. Head somewhat dilated with thinnish parietes. Mitral valve slightly thickened. Dilatation of aorta with spots of atheroma
Disease (standardised): Edema (Legs, arm); Softening (Brain); Disease (Chest); Disease (Head); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta)
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 stated that about six months previous to admission, she was suddenly taken with giddiness and partial hemiplegia of the left side, but did not lose her senses, or the use of her limbs so much as to cause her to fall’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Watson, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1845
Date of death: 2 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound & fracture of the skull, with extensive laceration of the brain. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp & oedema of the face with inflammation of the cellular tissue of the neck, & oedema of the larynx
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Inflammation (Scalp, neck); Edema (Face, larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Shortly before his admission, this patient was thrown from a cart. When brought to the hospital he was quite insensible and in a state of collapse. There was a small wound at the posterior part of the scalp not exposing the bone, and some blood flowed from the left ear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Mary Lane, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Slight congestion of brain. Miliary tubercles in lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys & small intestines. Scrofulous deposit in the sub-peritoneal cellular tissue of the broad ligament. Old and extensive adhesions in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines); Deposit (Pelvis); Adhesions (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'On applying for admission, this girl appeared to be half stupid & obstinate, refused for some time to answer questions, and looked about her with a vacant gaze. Her friends stated that she had been subject to fits for many years, and three weeks ago, had one accompanied by screaming and convulsions, and since that time had been in her present mood. That these fits used frequently to occur three or four times a week. That the reason which induced them to bring her to the hospital, was the annoyance she experienced from an incessant cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Goodwin, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1845
Date of death: 13 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled and granular. Brain wet. Fluid in pleurae. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. No anasarca
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Brain, Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); 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 could give but an imperfect account of his case. It appeared however from the evidence of the friends that he had been under treatment during the last two or three months for pain in the loins, for which he had been cupped. That he had never had dropsy. That the day before, and on the morning of admission, he had had fits, during which he was violently convulsed, foamed at the mouth, and bit his tongue severely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Cox, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1845
Date of death: 15 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp. Extravasations of blood, both in the cavity of the arachnoid, and in the structure of the brain. Fracture of external malleolus with suppuration in joint and in the neighbourhood
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp); Extravasation (Brain); Fracture (Ankle); Suppuration (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'When admitted, this patient presented the usual symptoms of concussion and a lacerated scalp wound on the back part of the head. The symptoms of concussion were complicated by those of intoxication, as it was subsequently ascertained that she had drunk a considerable quantity before meeting with her accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Anne Hawkins, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1845
Date of death: 26 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in breast. Erysipelas over the breast and chest. Puerpural mania
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Breast); Erysipelas (Breast, chest); Postpartum depression (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in consequence of abscesses in the right breast and was delivered of a fully developed child on the following day. After her delivery she lost a considerable quantity of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

William Hyles, 65, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1845
Date of death: 10 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Erysipelas with oedema of scalp, & diffuse cellular inflammation of neck & mediastinum. Larynx oedematous, with increased vascularity. Large quantities of fluid in the ventricles of the brain with perforation, in several places, of septum lucidum
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Erysipelas (Skin); Edema (Scalp); Inflammation (Neck, chest); Edema (Larynx); Wound (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Was first brought to the hospital on the 2nd of May with a wound about an inch in length, situated immediately above the right superciliary ridge and not exposing the bone. He was sensible and able to answer questions but his manner was excited. He was said to have been stunned by a blow, and had not been sick after the accident. He declared his intention of leaving the hospital, but was ultimately reduced to go to bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Joseph Evans, 51, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1845
Date of death: 24 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fluid in sub-arachnoid tissue. Lung congested posteriorly. Two aortic valves only, the surfaces of which were covered with fibrinous & calcareous deposits. Slight irregular depressions on surfaces of kidneys. Small calculus in pelvis of kidney
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Deposit (Aorta); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Calculus (Kidneys)
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 was admitted complaining of pain in the chest, & cough said to be of ten days’ duration. The respiration was very quick & catching, & the pain in the chest was much increased on deep inspiration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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