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George Baker, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Oct 1848
Date of death: 21 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fatal haemorrhage.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Haemorrhage (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had got wet through on the 24th September after which he was seized with cold shivers and pain in both sides of chest followed by cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Collett, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1848
Date of death: 27 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Scarlet fever. Purpura. Haemorrhage from the bowels.
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic); Purpura (Skin); Haemorrhage (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: It appeared that this person, having been ailing more or less for a fortnight, was seized with shivering and an eruption had appeared with a sore throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, oesophagus and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jeremiah Zebedee, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1848
Date of death: 4 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Ulceration of the epiglottis & chordae vocales
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, whose occupation caused him to be very much exposed to wet & cold, stated that having been frequently subject to cough on former occasions, he had suffered from it constantly during the last 4 or 5 months, and for the last few weeks he had also had night sweats & become much emaciated. He had never spit blood. His expectoration was abundant & had become thick & yellowish for 2 or 3 weeks. He had given up work a fortnight’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Peal, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1848
Date of death: 6 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'She had had a reducible femoral hernia of the right side for nearly 4 years, for which she wore a truss. On the 26th of December she felt some tenseness & uneasiness in the bowels & a frequent desire to go to stool, which resulted only in one scanty evacuation. She had been in good health on the preceding day. About 10 o’clock on the evening of the 26th she was suddenly seized with violent sickness & vomiting, which continued through the night, accompanied by griping pains in the bowels’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Harrowan, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1849
Date of death: 9 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'This body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Price, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1848
Date of death: 13 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cachexia, miliary tubercles & vomicae in the lungs. Diseased liver
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Skin); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'He presented on admission a state of extreme cachexia. His countenance was pallid & blotched, his muscular system lax & flabby, his pulse frequent and very feeble. On his forehead, about the centre of the os frontis, was a large phagedaenic ulcer two or three inches in diameter, which had all the appearance of being of a syphalitic character. The surface was foul & secreting a copious & very offensive discharge. He stated that it had commenced four or five months back as a small pimple which he repeatedly picked until it at length became an ulcer. His habits had been drunken & dissipated, and he acknowledged having had a primary syphalitic sore about the middle of November last, which healed without the employment of mercury’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Sullivan, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Nov 1848
Date of death: 15 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Miliary tubercles. Old adhesions of peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient stated on admission that he had been subject to cough for some years, but had not until lately suffered much inconvenience. He caught cold 8 or 9 weeks previously, and has had a good deal of cough & dyspnoea ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Isatt Burcher, 82, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 82
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1848
Date of death: 20 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured neck of left femur within the capsular ligament. Abscess communicating with joint, slough on sacrum. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Abscess (Leg); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'She was brought to the hospital at 7 o’clock in the evening having a short time before been knocked down by a cart while crossing the street. She was unable to stand and experienced great pain in the left hip. The limb was shortened about an inch & a half, but extension readily restored it to the same length as its fellow; the foot was everted; there was free motion in all directions, but it was painful, more especially on performing adduction’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Elizabeth Burnett, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1848
Date of death: 24 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Intestines sloughy. Operation. Low peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Sloughing (Intestines); Operation; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'For 4 years she had had a femoral hernia of the right side. At first she wore a truss, but discontinued it at the end of 12 months on account of the pain & distress in the part, and the numbness in the leg which it occasioned. After she discontinued wearing the truss, the hernia became incarcerated, but there is no history of it ever having been strangulated until the 14th of January, when she was seized with pain in the abdomen and vomited several times, the bowels acting only once’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Jeffrey, 31, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1849
Date of death: 31 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Blind fistula. Peritoneal inflammation. Ulceration of ileum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Fistula; Inflammation (Peritoneum); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Was admitted under the care of the surgeon with fistula in ano, for the purpose of operation. He was sent on the 26th to see the physician to enquire into the state of his chest, when he was found to have had cough & shortness of breath for some time [and] to be much emaciated, with night-sweats, and all the ordinary symptoms of phthisis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Butler, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1849
Date of death: 10 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Severe burn. Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Tetanus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'At the particular request of the friends, this body was not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Benjamin Burn, 62, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1849
Date of death: 13 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Fistula. Abscess. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Fistula; Abscess; Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Several months prior to his last admission, this patient was in the hospital under the care of Mr Hawkins [Caesar Hawkins] for stricture of the urethra, & subsequent to discharge he was in the habit of paying periodical visits to the hospital for the purpose of having a caheter passed. By this means he went on pretty well until the 10th of January last, when he was seized with shivering, which continued more or less for the three or four succeeding days. This was followed by feverishness with thirst & anorexia, and his bowels, which at first were constipated, afterwards became relaxed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Harris, 13, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1849
Date of death: 13 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Severe burn. Tetanus
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin); Tetanus (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'This body was not examined at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Tarryer, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1848
Date of death: 16 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extensive caries of the femur & acetabulum with abscess
Disease (standardised): Caries (Thigh, hip); Abscess

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: ‘The history of this case has not been preserved’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left lower extremity

Type of incident: n/a

James Rood, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1849
Date of death: 20 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Gonorrhoeal rheumatism. Abscess in the neck. Secondary deposits. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Rheumatism (Joints); Gonorrhoea (Urogenital tract); Abscess (Neck); Deposit; Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was originally admitted with rheumatism of some standing, & probably gonorrhoeal in its origin. He had an attack of it in September for 2 or 3 days, & then it returned in November & he had been confined to bed up to the 8th January. He was better, & able to get about, but still suffering from pain across the sacrum, running down the outside of left leg & affecting both knees’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Carratt, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jan 1849
Date of death: 21 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Caries of the dorsal & lumbar vertebrae. Abscess. Secondary deposits. Diseased liver and kidney
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess; Deposit; Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient 17 months before the date of his admission, first began to complain of dull, gnawing pain across the loins, which was not however sufficiently severe to preclude his persecuting his usual employment. About 8 or 9 weeks after an abscess formed in the left lumbar region, which was opened & continued to discharge matter for upwards of 8 months, and then healed up’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right knee joint

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Hubbel, 5 months, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1849
Date of death: 25 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital oblique inguinal hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This child was admitted with symptoms of strangulated hernia of several hours’ duration (said to be 24 hours at least). Everything that was given to the child was returned by vomiting; the bowels were constipated & there was pain in the belly’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Bonfield Bryant, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1849
Date of death: 5 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Subacute rheumatism (gout?). Pneumonia. Spotted fever
Disease (standardised): Rheumatism (Joints); Gout (Joints); Pneumonia (Lungs); Spotted fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was originally admitted with sub-acute rheumatism affecting chiefly the knee joints, from which he said he had then been suffering nearly a month. His first attack of a rheumatic character which he designated ‘fever’ had occurred about 18 years ago, and he had been in the hospital before with a similar attack to the present’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, knee joints

Type of incident: n/a

John Kandering, 41, Chimney sweep

Occupation or role: Chimney sweep
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1848
Date of death: 5 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Chimney sweep’s cancer of the scrotum. Sloughing ulceration of glands in groin. Secondary deposits in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Scrotum); Ulcer (Groin); Deposit (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, a chimney sweep by trade, was admitted with a cancerous ulcer situated on the right side & lower part of the scrotum. About 3 years before, there first appeared, in the situation now occupied by the ulcer, a small warty excrescence which enlarged very slowly & without pain. This in about two years began to ulcerate, but as it gave him no inconvenience he did not seek medical aid. In the course of another three months a gland in the right groin began to enlarge and finally wen on to ulceration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, scrotum, penis, inguinal regions

Type of incident: n/a

John Parsons, 22, Sailor

Occupation or role: Sailor
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1849
Date of death: 12 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Hematuria. Scrofulous deposit in the kidneys, bladder & urethra. Tubercles in kidneys
Disease (standardised): Hematuria (Urogenital tract); Deposit (Kidneys, bladder, urethra); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by:
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that about 3 years previous to the date of his admission he began to experience a sense of weakness, scarcely amounting to pain, in his loins & thighs. He was a sailor & attributed his complaint in part to constant exposure to cold & inclement weather in the exercise of his vocation; but after a time he noticed that he passed water more freuqnetly than normal & in about 12 months from the first occasion of his complaint his urine became more or less coloured with blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Pearce, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1849
Date of death: 14 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation (Thigh); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with symptoms of strangulated hernia of 4 days’ duration. A femoral hernia of the right side had existed for more than two years, but she had never worn a truss or experienced any inconvenience from it until the 8th of March. She was then seized with vomiting, & griping pains in the belly’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Finch, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1849
Date of death: 23 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Dilated heart. Ulcerations of small intestines. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This lad when admitted presented […] together with excessive emaciation & scrofulous enlargement of the cervical glands, an aspect somewhat unusual in phthisis of great lividity of the countenance, with blue patches on the cheeks & very blue lips. He stated that he had suffered from cough about 4 months, that he had gradually become weaker, but to his knowledge he never had spit blood. His expectoration was copious, and he had night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mark Norman, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1849
Date of death: 26 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Large abscess in the thigh. Secondary abscess on the chest. Congested lungs. Blood partly fluid
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Abscess (Thigh, chest); Congestion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient who presented a pale aspect, with puffy oedematous-looking face & swelled legs, stated that dropsy had commenced in the ankles about 4 or 5 weeks before admission. He had caught cold & suffered from slight cough for 3 or 4 months but had experienced no pain in the loins. His urine had sometimes been scanty but was never dark-coloured. The legs and thighs were on admission very much distended’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Taylor, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1849
Date of death: 3 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Congested lungs. Blood partially fluid. Cirrhosed liver. Bright’s disease of kidneys. Ulceration and thickening of the tibia. Ulcer of the leg
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Congestion (Lungs); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Nephritis (Kidneys); Ulcer (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with cachectic abscesses one of which was situated about the middle of the anterior surface of the right leg, and another, which had already opened, a little above the inner condyle of the left humerus’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Horlock, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1849
Date of death: 8 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extensive ulceration of the vagina with sinus leading to dead bone involving rami of ischium & pubis. Tubercles & vomicae in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Vagina); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of very great debility for a purulent discharge from the vagina, but she was in fact dying of phthisis pulmonalis, the apex of the right lung being much consolidated while in that of the left there existed a vomica of considerable extent. She stated that 9 months before she had been attacked by pain, deeply seated in the left side of the pelvis, which extended down the thigh of that side in the course of the great sciatic nerve & for which she was treated as sciatica by cupping, leeches, blisters &c’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

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