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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 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 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 Adams, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 15 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer on the shin. Pneumonia. Phthisis. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Old and recent peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 admitted with large varicose ulcers of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
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 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 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 Davis, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1842
Date of death: 12 Sep 1842
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Mottling degeneration of kidneys. Peritonitis. Cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Mottling degeneration (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
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 Crumps, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1844
Date of death: 22 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Haematemesis. Stomach enormously distended and presenting two ulcers in the pyloric region, one of which was cicatrized. Kidneys mottled and granular. No dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Gastrointestinal tract); Distended (Stomach); Ulcer (Stomach); Mottled, 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: The patient had been suffering for some months from nausea and vomiting, with pain in the epigastric region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Ballard, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 February 1844
Date of death: 11 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation followed by fatal peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Groin); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been subject to a ventral hernia for 30 years which he had been in the habit of returning for himself whenever it occurred. On the 9th February whilst engaged at the mangle, the intestine came down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Windsor, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 8 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Spleen enormously hypertrophied. Liver hypertrophied. Veins much dilated. Peculiar state of the blood. Heart dilated. Old adhesions. Congestive pneumonia. Thickening and ulceration of mucous membrane of caput coli.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spleen); Disease (Liver); Dilated (Veins); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (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 complaining of a tumour in his belly, which he first perceived about the beginning of last May.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Straddle, 68, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Aug 1844
Date of death: 21 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Stones in the bladder. Disease of the bladder and kidneys. Abscess between the muscular structure and the serous covering of the bladder. Peritonitis. Tubercles in the apices of the lungs with red hepatisation.
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder); Disease (Bladder); Disease (Kidney); Abscess (Bladder); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Lung);Hepatisation (Lung);
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 had been suffering with symptoms of a stone in the bladder, which became exceedingly irritable.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Burton, 46, Shop keeper

Occupation or role: Shop keeper
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1866
Date of death: 10 Jun 1866
Disease (transcribed): Hernia. Perforation of bowel. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: This patient, about a week before his admission, had pain in the right groin and a swelling appeared there.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Burke, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1844
Date of death: 28 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of the appendix. Caeci apparently produced by a piece of hardened faeces contained in its cavity. Extensive peritonitis with effusion of lymph. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Appendix); Peritonitis (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: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Seymour, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Dec 1844
Date of death: 25 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Abortion. Peritonitis of a low character with inflammation of the Uterus. Partial pleurisy.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Abortion (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Inflammation (Uterus); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, 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: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Coombes, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1845
Date of death: 12 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Scrofulous deposits about peritoneum. Ulceration of small intestine. Liver fatty
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a cough and pain in the chest of about six weeks duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Crompton, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 10 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very lower character. Viscera in abdomen and thorax healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert. Seymour, Edward James
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, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Storey, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1844
Date of death: 4 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Oedema of lungs at back part. Viscera healthy. Gall bladder divided into two sacculi, one of which contained two calculi and some inspissated bile, the other a colourless fluid. No coagular of blood.
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Oedema (Lung); Divided (Gallbladder); Calculi (Gallbladder)
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 admitted complaining of a constant sensation of sickness and occasional vomiting of a greenish fluid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Evans, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1845
Date of death: 11 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pulmonary apoplexy. Dilatation of heart with hypertrophy of its walls. Serum and lymph in pericardium. Coagula of long standing in left ventricle. Hypertrophy of liver. Kidneys granular and atrophied. Atheroma in aorta.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Haemorrhage (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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, who for about three months had been attending the hospital as an outpatient, reported that she had been suffering from dyspepsia and general weakness along with oedema of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bryning, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1846
Date of death: 15 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Two knuckles of intestine in one sac, separated from each other by a band running across the mouth of the sac. One knuckle of intestine in a state of mortification. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Mortification (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient had suffered from hernia for two or three years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Young, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 18 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the liver, stomach and omentum. Peritonitis. Congestive pneumonia. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver, Stomach, Omentum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient stated that about nine months ago his health began to fail without any obvious reason. He began to suffer greatly from dyspeptic symptoms, frequently accompanied by considerable pain in the epigastric region, became subject to pyrosis, and occasional vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Hullam, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1842
Date of death: 26 Jul 1842
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Dilatation with slight hypertrophy of Left Ventricle. Liver granular. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Disease (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

Robert Robinson, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1844
Date of death: 13 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Gut covered by omentum which was adherent to the bottom and sides of the sac which was divided into two cavities. Peritonitis. Gut discoloured.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been subject for four years to an omental femoral hernia which was quite irreducible, and to the occasional descent of a portion of intestine accompanied by pains in the abdomen and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, hernial sac and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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