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Post Mortem Examinations and Case Books

  • 406 PM
  • Collection
  • 1840-1946

The post mortem records contain manuscript case notes, with medical notes both pre and post mortem. These include details on patients’ admission to the hospital, treatments and medication administered to patients and the medical history of patients; the medical histories were copied into the volumes from hospital registers, which are no longer extant. The post mortem cases include detailed pathological findings made during the detailed examination of the body after death. From the 1880s onwards the case books contain original anatomical drawings and photographs.

The following information is recorded for each case. The information is transcribed from the case notes and/or the relevant index and, where relevant, additionally standardised using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

• Name of the patient. If a name is not entered in the volume, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No name stated]’

• Gender of the patient (female / male / unknown)

• Age of the patient. Usually in numbers, following the original, with the following exceptions: 4/12 = 4 months, 4/52 = 4 weeks, 4/365 = 4 days. If no age is entered, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No age stated]’

• Occupation of the patient. Where no occupation is entered, it is noted in the catalogue as ‘[No occupation stated]’. Children are often designated according to their father’s or mother’s occupation and women by their husband’s occupation (e.g. ‘F / Horsekeeper’, ‘M. Charwoman’, ‘Hd Grocer’); these have been rendered in the catalogue as ‘[Child of] Horsekeeper’, ‘[Wife of] Grocer’

• Date of admission and date of death

• The names of the doctors treating or examining the patient. ‘Admitted under the care of’ denotes the senior doctor in charge of the case (usually entered at the top of the page and in the index); ‘Post mortem performed by’ denotes the doctor responsible for the post mortem examination (usually signed at the bottom of the page) and ‘Medical examination performed by’ denotes the doctor responsible for the medical examination prior to death (usually signed at the bottom of the page). The earliest records usually contain only one name, and some of the later ones may contain multiple names in each category. An authority record (name access point) with basic biographical details has been created for each doctor mentioned in the records; these can be used to explore all the cases related to a particular individual

• Disease(s) or cause of death of the patient. Transcribed from the medical case and/or the index and standardised, e.g. ‘Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fractured base. Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (lungs). Fracture (skull)’

• Medical and post mortem notes. Brief summary description or transcription of the case notes relating to previous medical history (not a full transcription of the case notes)

• Note on whether the case includes illustrations or photographs; these can also be browsed via genre access points

• Note on whether the death was caused by trauma, accident or suicide

• Subject access points, using standardised terms from MeSH, with disease type (e.g. respiratory tract diseases, cardiovascular diseases) and anatomy type (e.g. cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system), which can be used for browsing all relevant cases

Note on transcriptions and abbreviations

Names have been silently expanded, e.g. Jas = James, Wm = William

Some common abbreviations and acronyms

AMCH = Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital, Wimbledon
BID = Brought in dead
COA = Condition on admission
F = Father
H or Hd = Husband
HP = House physician
HS = House surgeon
IP = In-patient
L = Left
M = Mother
MR or Med reg or Med r = Medical register or Medical registrar
MS = Museum specimen
OP = Out-patient
OPD = Out-patient department
OR = Obstetric register
PMH = Previous medical history
PH = Previous history
Pt or Pat = Patient
PM = Post mortem
R = Right
RF = Rheumatic fever
Ry = Railway
SR or Surg reg = Surgical register or Surgical registrar
TB = Tuberculosis
VD = Venereal disease

St George's Hospital, London

Emily Le Peake, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1844
Date of death: 27 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Effusion of fluid in pleura and pericardium. Heart enlarged by dilatation of its cavities with hypertrophy of its walls. Kidneys mottled and dwindled. Calculi in gall bladder, Old adhesions of liver.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Heart); Enlarged (Heart); Mottled (Kidney); Calculi (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: The patient had been in the Hospital repeatedly during the previous four years, suffering from general anasarca and Dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Smith , 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1844
Date of death: 27 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the Ilium, suppuration between fragments. Kidneys granular. Old adhesions of pericardium and pleura.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Suppuration (Pelvis); Granular (Kidney); Adhesions (Heart); Adhesions (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: In consequence of a fall from some steps about 8 feet in height, the patient received a fracture of the crest of the Ilium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Mills, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jul 1844
Date of death: 24 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Effusion of fluid into thoracic serous cavities. Dilatation of heart without hypertrophy. Extensive inflammation of lung and pulmonary apoplexy.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg, Foot); Effusion (Thorax); Dilatation (Heart); Inflammation (Lung); Haemorrhage (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a palpitation of the heart and an acute pain in the region of the organ which appeared to occupy a larger space than natural.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Leader, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1844
Date of death: 24 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of arm. Purulent infiltration of bone. Inflammation of veins. Pus in shoulder joint. Pleurisy and secondary deposits in lungs. Old adhesions of the right lung. Tubercular matter in bronchial glands.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Arm); Suppuration (Arm); Inflammation (Veins); Pleurisy (Pleura); Deposits (Lung); Adhesions (Lung);Tuberculosis (Lung);
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

Obidiah Fryer, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1844
Date of death: 17 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of the Heart, with extensive disease of the valves. Mottling degeneration of both kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Hypertrophy (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: The patient was admitted into the hospital with anasarca of the lower extremities, fluid effused into the scrotum and slight swelling and fluctuation of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Holloway, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 February 1844
Date of death: 23 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Burn extending over legs, side and back. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Congestion of duodenum.
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: The injuries had been caused by her clothes taking fire.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, pharynx and larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Louisa Addy , 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Sep 1843
Date of death: 14 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): General dropsy and disease of the heart.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Systemic); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with general anasarca and ascites and symptoms of great impediment to the circulation and palpitations.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John London, 15, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1845
Date of death: 21 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of right kidney. Extensive haemorrhage into, and behind, peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Kidneys); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a dying condition, having been run over by a cart a short time previously’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

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

Sullivan Bartholomew, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 29 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated wound of the leg. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the whole limb, with partial mortification of the skin. Vessels of the limbs healthy. Specks of atheroma at the root of the aorta. Blood, for the greater part, fluid
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)
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 was admitted with a long lacerated wound upon the inner side of the right leg, immediately behind the tibia and extending through the fascia […] The wound he stated had been caused in consequence of his leg having become jammed between two heavy pieces of iron. It was also stated that he had been in the habit of drinking’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Lawrence Clerk, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled, granular & inflamed. Ureters etc much dilated & inflamed. Calculus in the bladder with chronic inflammation of this organ and ulceration of its mucous membrane
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Inflammation (Ureter, bladder); Calculus (Bladder); Ulcer (Bladder)

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Eight years before admission, this patient first experienced pain in making water and he found at the same time that he passed some small clots of blood in his water. The pain he experienced both before and after making water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen (‘cranium and thorax were not examined at the earnest request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

George Forscutt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the femur into the knee joint, with extensive extravasation of blood in the joint. Erysipelas & abscesses in the cellular tissue of the limb. Secondary deposits, with extensive red hepatisation of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Extravasation (Knee joint); Erysipelas (Skin); Deposit (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs)
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 walked to the hospital after a severe injury of the knee joint and upon his admission it was found that there was great pain & swelling of the joint with effusion into the synovial membrane’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Groves, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive caries of the dorsal vertebrae with a large scrofulous abscess. Small abscess in kidney. Tubercles in the sub-pleural cellular tissue. Slight ulceration of the pharynx. Heart dilated with thin parietes & soft muscular structure
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Spine, kidney); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Pharynx); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'About two years previous to admission into the hospital, the patient first experienced pain in the back, and at the expiration of three months, he found his back ‘growing out’. He went on working for twelve months during which time he had occasionally severe fits of pain on the back, but with no diminution of bodily strength’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: n/a

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 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 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

William Wright, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 7 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of patella. Erysipelas, with diffuse cellular inflammation of leg & suppuration in knee joint. Secondary deposits in lungs with pleurisy & pneumonia, & bronchitis. Deposition, apparently of lymph, in cortical structure of one kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Knee); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Leg); Deposit (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'He was first admitted on the 4th of March with a transverse fracture of the right patella, caused by direct violence. When admitted there was some swelling but no pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Emma Leigh, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 8 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Partial inflammation of right lung. Malignant disease of femur with suppuration in the thigh & in the knee joint
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Lungs); Malignant disease (Thigh); Suppuration (Thigh, knee)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Two years ago this patient experienced constant shooting pain down the right thigh which sometimes would keep her awake and at others would wake her from her sleep. These pains were rather relieved by walking’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

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 Mazotain, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 13 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of prostate. Chronic inflammation of bladder & kidneys, the structure of which was studded with cysts containing fluid and blood and fibrine. Lungs extensively hepatised at the back part
Disease (standardised): Disease (Prostate); Inflammation (Bladder, kidneys); Cyst (Kidney); Hepatisation (Lungs)

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 admitted under the care of the physician, but transferred to the care of the surgeon upon the 11th of April. At that time his intellect appeared impaired and he did not give a very coherent account of his disease. His chief complaint was pain in the back with some loss of power over the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

George Fish, 5 , [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1845
Date of death: 20 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stone in bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy on both sides. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Lithotomy; Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'George Fish, at 5 ½, admitted into the hospital on the 7th of May. No distinct history of his complaint could be procured, but it was stated that he had had some pain in making water and had been in the habit of pulling his prepuce for four months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Bateman, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1845
Date of death: 22 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of fibula. Diffuse cellular inflammation of leg and suppuration in knee joint. Inflammation of lungs with 2ndary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Suppuration (Knee); Inflammation (Lungs); Deposit (Lungs)
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 admitted with his leg presenting all the appearances of having just recovered from an attack of erysipelas, with [...] abscess on the back of the knee and ankle […] It appeared that 9 weeks previously he had fractured his fibula and had walked about for two or three days afterwards. His leg then began to swell and stints were applied’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Lucas, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive rupture of the liver with effusion of blood & bile into the peritoneum. Fracture of 4th, 5th, & 6th ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Effusion (Abdomen); Fracture (Ribs)
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 shortly before his admission was knocked down by some horses and the wheel of a carriage passed over his abdomen. Some of the ribs were felt to be fractured upon the side side, and he was in a state of extreme collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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