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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Saunders, 11, School boy

Occupation or role: School boy
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1866
Date of death: 30 Mar 1867
Disease (transcribed): Disease of hip. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Hip); Sepsis (Systemic)
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: Two and a half years before his admission this boy had fallen off the back of a large dog, on which he was riding and hurt his right hip.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and thigh
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Russell, 64, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1873
Date of death: 27 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of thigh. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
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 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

William Prew, 29, Metal turner

Occupation or role: Metal turner
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1866
Date of death: 10 Dec 1866
Disease (transcribed): Disease of spine. Psoas and lumbar abscess. Phthsis. Amyloid degeneration
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Abscess (Lumbar); Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
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: Two and a half years ago he was quite well, but shortly after an abscess formed in the back, since which his health had been deteriorating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Pontin, 38, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Nov 1868
Date of death: 30 Dec 1868
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (Systemic)
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 poisoned his right thumb ten days before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Muttin, 28, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1862
Date of death: 27 Feb 1863
Disease (transcribed): Disease of spine. Cretaceous deposits in peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spine); Deposits (Abdomen)
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: This patient was admitted with most, if not all, the symptoms of rheumatism with some symptoms of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest, abdomen and spine
Type of incident: n/a

William Morris, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Aug 1871
Date of death: 2 Aug 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Atheroma. Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation

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: 'He had had a rupture 16 years. He wore a truss for 2 years, & then relinquished it, so that none was worn for last 14 years, during which time the bowel frequently came down. July 29 bowel came down after coughing and he could not return it. Bowels had acted that morning, not since’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Meadows, 18, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jun 1872
Date of death: 22 Jul 1872
Disease (transcribed): Kick from a horse two years previously. Abscess of brain. Suppuration in frontal region from carious bone. Pus in cerebral ventricles. Disorganization of right frontal lobe
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Brain); Suppuration (Skull); Suppuration (Brain)
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 transferred from the medical wards on account of an abscess discharging from a small opening in the right upper eyelid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William May, 31, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 19 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of mediastinum and lung, projecting into the left auricle. Grey hepatisation and suppuration of the lung, with pleurisy. Encephaloid deposit around, and in the left kidney, and around and in the pancreas
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Chest, lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Encephaloid disease (Kidneys, pancreas)

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: 'It appeared that this patient about two months before admission, was attacked with pleurisy on the left side, for which he was largely bled, both generally and topically, & otherwise actively treated. This treatment left him in an extremely weak state, and during the last fortnight he has suffered greatly from pain & palpitation of the heart, and pain across the loins. These symptoms have induced him to apply to the hospital for relief’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Markell, 44, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1865
Date of death: 16 Jul 1865
Disease (transcribed): Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Sepsis (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: This man was admitted having been pulled off the box of a carriage he was driving in consequence of the pole having broken in turning sharply round.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Leg, eye, chest 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 Lovell, 21, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1845
Date of death: 2 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound, oedema of scalp. Diffuse cellular inflammation of neck, spreading down the mediastina. Inflammation of mucous membrane of air passages, & of left lung. Seropurulent fluid in pleurae and pericardium. Kidneys large & mottled
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Edema (Scalp); Inflammation (Neck, Lungs); Disease (Lungs, Heart); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'William Lovell, at 21, a pot boy, reported to be subject of epileptic fits, was admitted on 25th of March with a small scalp wound over the occiput, which did not expose the bone. When brought to the hospital he was still in a fit, during which the scalp wound had been produced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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