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Zara Schmidt, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1845
Date of death: 2 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. False membranes with puncta of blood on the free surface of the parietal arachnoid. Opacity & thickening of visceral arachnoid with effusion in the sub-arachnoid tissue. Yellow spot in left corpus striatum. Head dilated & atrophied. Liver slightly contracted etc.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Brain); Disease (Liver)

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 reported to have suffered greatly from anasarca during the last 7 months. It was also stated that at her delivery, which took place about six weeks before admission, there was considerable flooding and that subsequently the anasarca had entirely disappeared’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Womesh Chunder Mazumdar, 28, Barrister

Occupation or role: Barrister
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Feb 1873
Date of death: 9 Feb 1873
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

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

William Williams, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Nov 1845
Date of death: 16 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Extensive eruption of the skin. Right lung consolidated throughout by inflammation. Old adhesions of liver and spleen
Disease (standardised): Eruption (Skin); Inflammation (Lung); Adhesions (Liver); Adhesions (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted covered with an eruption of about seven weeks duration. The eruption commenced according to the patient, with small vesicles which shortly burst forming scabs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Wickson, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1871
Date of death: 23 Oct 1871
Disease (transcribed): Caries of lumbar vertebrae & sacrum. Lardaceous disease. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine, pelvis); Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This boy was first admitted in March 1870, when he had had pain in left hip for six months. No injury was known. Father dead, several children died young. There was pain and stiffness about left hip, and a sinus discharging at outer side of hip, which had been open a month’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation, bones, joints

Type of incident: n/a

William Wells, 36, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 5 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Mottling degeneration of kidneys. Anasarca. Effusion in peritoneum. Peculiar deposit in liver. Spleen large & hard
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Effusion (Abdomen); Deposit (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
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 stated that he had generally enjoyed very good health, but that about eight months ago, he began to perceive a dull aching pain across the loins, which was constantly present’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen

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 Weale, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1845
Date of death: 27 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with old adhesions in both pleurae. Small tubercular deposits in the cortical structure of the kidney
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, kidneys)

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 he had suffered more or less from cough during the last 12 months, but had not ceased to work till within the last six weeks, when his cough became extremely troublesome, accompanied by profuse expectoration & pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Ward, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1862
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Suffocation from false teeth
Disease (standardised): Asphyxia (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: It was stated that he was running along when his foot slipped and he fell to the ground.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest, pharynx and spine
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Walker, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1845
Date of death: 31 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised):

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

William Walker, 18, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1866
Date of death: 28 Jun 1866
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Vidler, 40, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1869
Date of death: 2 Apr 1869
Disease (transcribed): Death from chloroform. Fatty heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Anaesthetic death (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient was going down into a cellar on a ladder when the lid of the cellar fell and struck him on his left forearm. The arm was set but he came to the hospital two months after the accident to see if the arm could be put in a better position and chloroform was administered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Turner, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1856
Date of death: 27 Apr 1856
Disease (transcribed): Laryngotomy. Oedema and sloughing of fauces in salivation
Disease (standardised): Laryngotomy (Larynx); Oedema (Pharynx); Sloughing (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas. Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been under the case of a medical man about a month before his admission on account of inflammation of the lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Trott, 70, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1851
Date of death: 8 Feb 1851
Disease (transcribed): Large sloughing wound of the scalp. Exposure of both parietal bones. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Bronchitis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'Two hours before his admission this old man, who was a carpenter, fell from the joists of a building, & struck the top of his head against a piece of wood which as on the ground. He was but slightly stunned tho’ he fell from a height of several feet. There was considerable haemorrhage (from the wound) which produced extreme exhaustion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Trenchard, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1848
Date of death: 18 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Lobulated fibrous tumour connected with sphenoid bone. Operation. Removal of superior maxillary of malar bones
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Skull); Operation (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that about six years ago he was first troubled with a polypus of the nose, which was extracted by forceps, and shortly afterwards the left cheek became very prominent, the swelling extending upward to the eye.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: face and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Tooty, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1846
Date of death: 8 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. The strangulation being produced by the internal abdominal ring, and the hernia not passing down further than the inguinal canal. Gut of a dark colour and covered with fibrine, otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Disease (Gastrointestinal tract)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of great depression with a pale, anxious countenance and small pulse. In the right inguinal region was a hernial tumour about the size of the fist.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Thompson, 56, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1863
Date of death: 6 Sep 1863
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of thigh. Pyaemia. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic); Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a fracture of the left thigh and right leg, occasioned by a fall from a ladder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen, thighs and veins
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Thomas Lee, 50, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1862
Date of death: 14 Sep 1862
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull, with depressed bone
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This case was not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Tanner, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1846
Date of death: 23 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the leg. Amputation of thigh. Pleurisy on both sides, with secondary deposits in both lungs. Other organs healthy. Inflammation of extremity of femoral vein.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura, Lung); Inflammation (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The accident in consequence of which this man was admitted, was caused by a heavy fall from a horse which bolted with with him and crashed violently against a cart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and stump
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Symons, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Aug 1845
Date of death: 21 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca. Dropsy. Fluid in pericardium and left pleura. Mottling degeneration of both kidneys. Heart healthy
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Pericardium, lungs, kidneys)

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 was admitted labouring under general anasarca reported to be of five months’ duration. For a month previous to the appearance of dropsical swellings he had suffered considerably from pain in the loin, but this had entirely subsided since the recurrence of anasarca’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

William Surfling, 45, Hospital head porter

Occupation or role: Hospital head porter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Sep 1845
Date of death: 3 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of the larynx, pharynx and oesophagus, into both mediastina. Laryngotomy. Lungs congested posteriorly. Slight dilatation of heart
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Larynx, pharynx, oesophagus); Laryngotomy; Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
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, the head porter of this hospital, a strong, healthy man, had suffered for some days from headache, muscular depression & slight sore throat, preceded & accompanied by rigors, and his bowels being confied, he took a calomel pill on the 27th’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Styles, 75, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 75
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1863
Date of death: 25 Apr 1863
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of leg. Disease of blood vessels
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Leg); Disease (Vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: For the last few years he had had a large ulcer over the outer ankle of the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest 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

William Strums, 60, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1868
Date of death: 3 May 1868
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous disease of kidney. Cystitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient had been in the medical ward until the 29th April when he was transferred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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