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William Usher, 6, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 6
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Laceration of lung.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lung)
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 child was brought in dead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, lungs, heart, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Smith , 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1844
Date of death: 11 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Remains of extensive pleurisy. Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was picked up on the street in a state of great exhaustion and brought to the Hospital by the Police. He stated that he had been ill for some time and had lately come out of the Chelsea Workhouse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Sirett, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1846
Date of death: 9 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Oedema of scalp. Congestion of brain. Effusion of fluid in sub arachnoid tissue. Puriform lymph in the pleurae and in the peritoneum. Lungs loaded with frothy serum. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Oedema (Head); Congestion (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Lymph (Pleura); Lymph (Abdomen);Serum (Lungs) ; Disease (Heat)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a contused scalp wound on the upper and back part of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Simminton, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 February 1844
Date of death: 20 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): Disease of Lung.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
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: The body was not examined, at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

William Shocknesey, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1843
Date of death: 9 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of pleura, lungs and pericardium. Slight inflammation of the peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Pleura, Lungs, Heart); Inflammation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had come into the Hospital with an eruption of syphilitic Rupia and had shortly afterwards suffered from an attack of Idiopathic Erysepelas.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Shell, 21, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Sep 1870
Date of death: 25 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Meningitis (tubercular).
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Tuberculosis, Meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer. Cavafy, John
Medical notes: Two days before this patient was admitted, he was knocked down by a cab and injured his head. This was followed by acute pain in the hear and he became incoherent.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Exterior of body. No other parts of the body was examined. The post mortem was taken from Dr Cavafy's notes
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Ryves, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jan 1846
Date of death: 5 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Ulceration of membranous portion, effusion of urine. False passages. Large circumscribed abscess between bladder and rectum. Opening in rectum. Bladder hypertrophied, with chronic inflammation. Dilatation of ureters with chronic inflammation of the kidneys. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Ulcer (Urethra); Abscess (Bladder); Abscess (Rectum); Disease (Bladder); Disease (Ureter);Inflammation (Kidney) ; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient had suffered for many years from stricture of the urethra, so severe as to cause on several occasions complete retention of urine. He had been operated on ten years previously by Mr Benjamin Brodie.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Royal , 62, Bootmaker

Occupation or role: Bootmaker
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1870
Date of death: 19 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of upper jaw. Removal of superior maxillary bone.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Skull); Excision (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Rogers, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1844
Date of death: 20 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
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: The body was not examined at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

William Ricketts, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1844
Date of death: 29 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
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: The body was not examined, at the earnest request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

William Powell, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1844
Date of death: 5 Dec 1855
Disease (transcribed): Arachnoiditis after an injury of the head. Secondary inflammation and deposits in the lungs.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Meninges); Inflammation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
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 and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Plowman, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1842
Date of death: 5 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Cirrhosis. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Granular (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
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: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Phillips, 14 months, Infant

Occupation or role: Infant
Age: 14 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1861
Date of death: 12 Nov 1861
Disease (transcribed): Blister on chest. Secondary abscess in lung.
Disease (standardised): Blister (Thorax); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a large wound. The mother gave the following history, that a fortnight prior to admission she took the child to the Kensington Dispensary on account of some affection of the chest, for which a blister was applied.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Orger, 73, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1844
Date of death: 18 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of both malleoli, with dislocation of the bones of the leg forwards. Inflammation of the right pleura. Lungs gorged with blood at the back part. Heart large and flabby, with calcareous deposits in the coronary arteries.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ankle); Dislocation (Leg); Inflammation (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Calculus (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a dislocation of the ankle joint caused by the patient stepping unexpectedly off a raised foot path and falling forwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Murray , 42, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Suicide – Division of right external carotid artery and fracture of lower jaw by a pistol shot.
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Artery); Fracture (Jaw)
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: The man was brought in dead, with the history of having just shot himself with a pistol in Hyde Park.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones and brain. Examination of the rest of the body was not permitted
Type of incident: Suicide

William Lovett, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1844
Date of death: 26 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis after an operation for strangulated inguinal hernia. Intestine of a dark colour, but not otherwise injured.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was lifting up a window when he experienced a sudden pain in the left groin and on applying his hand to the part found a small tumour which gradually increased and became painful.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Long, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Aug 1870
Date of death: 17 Oct 1870
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the hip joint.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip Joint)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case if not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

William Little, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1845
Date of death: 15 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of heart with atrophy of its muscular structure. Aorta dilated and atheromatous. Other viscera, nothing remarkable, except slight congestion of the mucous membrane of the stomach
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Congestion (Stomach)
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 man was admitted complaining of pain in the epigastrium which increased after taking food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Lee, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1844
Date of death: 31 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tetanus after a severe lacerated wound of the foot with fracture of the phalanges of the three last toes.
Disease (standardised): Tetanus (Central nervous system); Laceration (Foot); Fracture (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a lacerated wound of the foot and comminuted fracture of some of the metatarsal bones.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal cord, cranium and foot
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Jackson , 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Aug 1844
Date of death: 13 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull with haemorrhage from the meningeal artery and laceration of the Brain.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Haemorrhage (Meningeal Arteries); Laceration (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: Whilst lighting a lamp over a street door he fell, striking his head upon the pavement, and was admitted shortly afterwards in a state of collapse and bleeding profusely from the ear.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Jackson , 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1844
Date of death: 16 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles of the lungs with extensive hepatisation of intervening structure. Old adhesions. Cretaceous deposits in mesenteric glands. Polution of stomach by gastric juice.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Hepatisation (Lung); Deposits (Abdomen); Pollution (Stomach)
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: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Irvin, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1846
Date of death: 28 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Chronic bronchitis. Partial hepatisation of both inferior lobes. Old adhesions. Heart dilated and soft. Specks of atheroma in aorta. Old peritonitis. Abdominal viscera congested, but otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had long been subject to cough accompanied by expectoration, but as this had been the case for several years he had taken no notice of it. About six weeks ago however, he caught cold which increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Howes, 41, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1846
Date of death: 27 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old arachnitis. Diffuse cellular inflammation of neck. Heart slightly enlarged. Specks of atheroma in the aorta. Blood fluid. Kidneys granular and wasted.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Inflammation (Neck); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
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 man was admitted in a state bordering closely on delirium tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1842
Date of death: 16 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral apoplexy. Hypertrophy of Heart. Mitral and Aortic Valve Calcareous.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Heart); Calcareous (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
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 and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Hockaday, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jan 1846
Date of death: 18 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of heart with atrophy of its walls. Thickening and contraction of mitral valve. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was in Hospital in November 1845 after having received a contusion at the epigastrium from the buffer of a steam engine. He was readmitted in January suffering from great pain and distress from constant pulsation at the epigastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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