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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

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 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 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 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 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 Sewell, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1846
Date of death: 26 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of right hemisphere. Vessels of brain healthy. Heart hypertrophied. Kidneys granular and dwindled. Liver with round margins and congested. Admitted into the hospital as an injury of the head, having fallen from a gig.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver)
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 man was admitted almost comatose, with a yellow countenance.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Rouse, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 12 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with old & recent pleurisy. Lungs congested. Heart dilated. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 was admitted in a partial state of collapse, stating that he had suffered from cough for months, and had frequent haemoptysis. He was too weak to undergo a stethoscopic examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Rodwell, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 2 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Scattered tubercles in apices of lungs. Scrofulous disease of right kidney, with thickening of its capsule and condensation of the surrounding cellulo-adipose tissue. Chronic inflammation of the large intestine.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Inflammation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that about four years ago, he was knocked down and run over by a cart and he was so severely injured in the right lumbar region that he was obliged to keep to his bed for three months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Manning, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 6 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Red hepatisation. Emphysema. Hydatid in liver containing a vermilion-coloured substance
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Adhesion (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Cyst (Liver)
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 a month ago, he was taken with rigors & severe pain in the chest, accompanied by cough, which had continued more or less up to the present time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Kelley, 33, Fishman

Occupation or role: Fishman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1846
Date of death: 29 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat. Pleurisy. Pneumonia of both lungs. Secondary deposits in the right. Bronchitis. Granular liver. Spleen softened and pale. Violent delirium.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen);Delirium (Nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: After being intoxicated for many days, this man attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a razor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

William Jones, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Nov 1845
Date of death: 20 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Old adhesions. White patches on heart. Tubercles in liver. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine and caecum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Liver); Tuberculosis (Intestines)
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 was admitted suffering from cough and pain in the chest. He stated that he had suffered from cough about a month.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Holloway, 19, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1866
Date of death: 11 Dec 1866
Disease (transcribed): Diphtheria
Disease (standardised): Diphtheria (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: The patient stated that his throat had been sore for a month, and the left side of the soft palate was in a state of foul ulceration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Hazell, 15, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 23 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with hepatisation of the lung. Old pleurisy & peritonitis. Ulceration of intestines. Mesenteric glands filled with tubercular matter & very much enlarged
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis
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 lad stated that for the last two months he had been gradually losing flesh, and during the few last days, had suffered greatly from pain in the abdomen. In answer to questions he stated that his bowels had long been very irregular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Hawkins, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Nov 1845
Date of death: 16 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the oesophagus with ulceration, communicating with a large gangrenous portion of the right lung. Right lung extremely inflamed. Hypertrophy of the middle lobe of the prostate. Chronic inflammation of the kidneys?
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Oesophagus); Gangrene (Lungs); Inflammation (Lungs); Disease (Prostate); Inflammation (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of great emaciation, complaining of constant vomiting, pyrosis and constipation. He stated that about five months ago, he began to lose his appetite, and to suffer occasionally from pyrosis which was always more or less constantly present, and annoyed him exceedingly’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Hall, 65, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jan 1845
Date of death: 1 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of head. Diarrhoea. Congestion, in patches, of large intestine. Other organs pretty healthy
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Head); Diarrhoea (Intestines); Congestion (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that about nine days previous to admission, he was taken with severe rigors, soon followed by erysipelatous swelling of the head & neck. That he underwent treatment, and took much purgative medicine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Cullen, 50, Sawyer

Occupation or role: Sawyer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1869
Date of death: 6 Dec 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
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: Suicide?

William B. Birney, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1845
Date of death: 2 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Ulceration of larynx and caecum. Pleurisy. Ascites. Cirrhosis of liver. Spleen much congested
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx, caecum); Pleurisy (Lungs); Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
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 was admitted under the care of the surgeon’s, labouring under haemorrhoids. After he had been in the house a short time, he was transferred to the physician for cough and haemoptysis. It then appeared that he had been suffering more or less from cough for a period of nine months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William White, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1844
Date of death: 18 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposit in the brain, lungs and kidneys. Softening of brain. Old adhesions of lungs. Extensive ulceration of large intestine. Scrofulous disease of kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, Lung, Kidney); Softening (Brain ); Adhesions (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with diarrhoea, exhaustion and a severe cough with expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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 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 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 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 Farley, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jul 1844
Date of death: 17 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fluid in the subarachnoideum tissue and in the ventricles of the Brain. Large abscess between the bladder and rectum. Blood in the cavities of both joints.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain ); Abscess (Bladder); Abscess (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted under the care of the surgeon for a retention of urine but soon transferred to the Physician as it appeared only secondary to an affection of the brain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen and knee joints
Type of incident: n/a

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