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James Gelley, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Pulmonary haemorrhage. Tubercular deposit in the intestines with ulceration of the small & large intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Haemorrhage (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Intestines); 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 man applied for relief in consequence of diarrhoea, & pain in the stomach from which he had been suffering more than a month. On further enquiry it appeared that he was also subject to cough, had suffered from it more particularly since Xmas, & had spit blood only about a fortnight before his admission. But the cough was not particularly troublesome, & he had no night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard White, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1849
Date of death: 19 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in right kidney. Circumscribed abscess in peritoneal cavity. Left kidney enormously hypertrophied. Tuberculosis of the peritoneum. Extensive peritonitis. Scrotal hernia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Kidneys, peritoneum); Disease (Kidneys); Tuberculosis (Peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a scrotal hernia of the left side of 17 years’ duration, never wholly reducible. He had always worn a truss which had prevented the hernia increasing in size until the 3rd of May, when he observed it rather larger than usual, but free form pain. In the evening of the 3rd he had vomiting once, & the bowels acted scantily on the following morning; & then, not again till the evening of the 7th, by injection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Pearse, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested, serous effusion in the ventricles. Tubercles in the cerebellum, the lungs, liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who have a very obscure account of his symptoms, stated that he had been constantly exposed to cold in his work while perspiring and that without any particular cause of illness he had been so weak as to be unable to return to work after the 3rd inst. He had been OP [out-patient for some time under Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman], and had been confined to bed for 3 or 4 days before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Maria White, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 24 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Tubercular deposit, & ulceration of the intestines. Liver large. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Deposit (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Appearing much out of health, with an expression of considerable anxiety, the surface was marked especially the arms with small brownish spots, where she said small sores had been. She was considerably emaciated, but stated that she had no night sweats. She reported that she had been travelling in a 3rd class carriage on 24th December, and during the journey caught so severe a cold that she was unable to articulate when she reached her destination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Casey, 4, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 May 1849
Date of death: 29 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Severe burn. Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Tetanus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Jones, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 31
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1854
Date of death: 24 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hydrothorax. Tubercles & vomicae in lungs
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Hydrothorax (Pleura); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient when admitted alleged that he had only been suffering from cough during about 6 weeks. He had lost flesh, was liable to night-sweats, but had never spit blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx & trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Susan Hughes, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercles in brain, lungs, kidney, uterus, spine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus); Tuberculosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This girl dated her illness from suppression of menstruation four months previously during the whole of which period she had suffered more or less from pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

John Mitchell Tripp, 8 months, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 8 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital oblique inguinal hernia. Strangulated, operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This little patient, at 8 months, was admitted with oblique inguinal hernia of the left side which had come down at 8 o’clock on the preceding evening during a violent fit of hooping cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bibby, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1854
Date of death: 26 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed pleurisy. Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in lungs. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in left side of 6 weeks’ standings, accompanied by cough & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Ann Shepherd, 28, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Typhus fever. Ulceration of caecum. Ovarian cyst containing brain
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Teratoma (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: She had been taken ill with shivering, headache, much thirst and great feeling of weakness and depression.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Edward King, 10, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1849
Date of death: 2 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Wound of the thigh. Sloughing phagedaena. Tetanus. Congested blood vessels of the membranes of the cord. Cord & brain healthy. Increased vascularity of the nerves
Disease (standardised): Wound (Thigh); Phagedena (Tissues); Tetanus (Systemic); Congestion (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This boy, in attempting to jump from a bridge over the Paddington Canal into a boat, lacerated his thigh upon an iron spike. He was admitted an hour afterwards, having lost much blood since the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, left lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Sudsbury, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1849
Date of death: 9 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Fistula (Anus)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

John Beeson, 31, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1849
Date of death: 13 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Empyema in left pleural cavity. Lung condensed & solid. Right lung healthy. Bronchial tubes inflamed
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Inflammation (Lungs)
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 stated that he had been taken ill suddenly on the 29th of May, with pain referred chiefly to the cardiac region, but extending over the whole of the left side, accompanied by difficulty of breathing, with cough, which caused him a good deal of pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Bower, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1853
Date of death: 27 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Abscess in kidney and deposit in ureter and bladder
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Abscess (Kidney); Deposits (Ureter); Deposits (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This girl was admitted originally on the 22nd September 1852 with symptoms of inflammation of the bladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cavity of the bladder
Type of incident: n/a

William Kay, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1849
Date of death: 13 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Operation. Lung condensed & solid. Abscess in left kidney. Inflammation of the mucous lining of the tympanic cavity. Ulceration of the membrana tympani
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Operation (Lungs); Abscess (Kidneys); Inflammation (Ear); Ulcer (Ear)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was originally admitted into the hospital with epistaxis of 10 months’ duration, which he alleged had commenced after a fall on the head: this accident however appeared to have been 2 months previous to the first attack, of which there had been seven or eight of great severity. He had lost about ½ pint of blood on the morning before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Matthews, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1856
Date of death: 26 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Erratic Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Fraser, 42, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1849
Date of death: 14 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Mitral valve thick & opaque. Scrofulous tubercular deposit in the subperitoneal tissue & substance of liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys &c
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Deposit (Peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'An old pensioner who had been at a review on 1st June, when he said he had sweated a great deal & caught fresh cold. He had however had cough 3 weeks, but denied that he was in the habit of perspiring very freely, or that he had ever spit blood. Was complaining of great weakness so as to be unable to sit up in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Townsend, 27, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1856
Date of death: 31 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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 man enjoyed good health until about eight months ago. He then took a chill which was followed by cough and pain in the chest and muco-purulent expectoration, especially in the morning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, larynx and trachea
Type of incident: n/a

Honora Crimmens, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1855
Date of death: 30 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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 in the Hospital during the last winter, having been out of health for a year and troubled with a cough for eight months. She obtained some relief but was readmitted on account of a severe pain in the left side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and trachea, and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Burridge, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 May 1856
Date of death: 1 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been suffering from Erysipelas
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bailey, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1849
Date of death: 23 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Abscess on the right side of the pelvic cavity, behind the uterus
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Abdomen)
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 stated that having been confined at a lying-in hospital about 7 weeks before her admission, & having had an easy labour, & no flooding, she was suddenly seized in a few days after with violent pain, chiefly across the lower part of the abdomen, followed by diarrhoea which had continued ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Oliver, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1849
Date of death: 26 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extensive peritoneal tuberculosis. Tubercles in the lungs, in the subpleural areolar tissue & in the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Peritoneum, lungs, kidneys)
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 lad, who presented a very cachectic appearance, stated that he had suffered form diarrhoea for about a month, it having latterly become so urgent, that every thing he ate passed t hrough him, in about ¼ hour. He had never passed any blood. Latterly he had become considerably emaciated, but complained of no cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

Joseph Morley, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1854
Date of death: 8 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the prostate gland opening into the urethra. Abscess of the lung
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Prostate); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted, on account of difficulty in micturition, under the care of the surgeon, but he presented all the usual symptoms of phthisis in an advanced stage & was on that account attended by Dr Bence Jones’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of injury: n/a

Sarah Tout, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1856
Date of death: 2 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (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 girl had been under the care of Mr Hawkins until a fortnight before her death for swelling and pain at the lower back, supposed to depend on enlargement of one of the spinous processes of the sacrum. A full account of her case will be found in Clinical Book No. 61. On the 5th May she began to suffer much from cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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