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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

Ann Fuller, 7, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1849
Date of death: 7 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Severe burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
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’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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 Mead, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1848
Date of death: 24 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Inflammation & ulcer of mucous lining of bladder, cysts in bladder. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder); Ulcer (Bladder); Cyst (Bladder); 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: 'He was a native of Bucks [Buckinghamshire], of spare habit but looked well. For 8 years he had suffered with symptoms of stone in the bladder which during the last 18 months had been more urgent & distressing. On introducing a sound, a calculus of considerable size and rough on the surface was detected. His urine was acid & contained a small quantity of pus, but the bladder was not irritable & the prostate neither enlarged or tender’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

Susan Berry, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1848
Date of death: 25 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised):

Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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’

Type of incident: n/a

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

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

Robert Reany, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Feb 1849
Date of death: 17 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised):

Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
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: 'The body was removed previous to its being examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Brown, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1848
Date of death: 19 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Caries of the mastoid & petrous portions of temporal bone. Inflammation of the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Caries (Skull); Inflammation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, at the time of her admission, stated that she had been attacked two months before with inflammation of the right ear, which soon produced partial deafness in that organ; and that the membrana lympani had been twice punctured at the Dean Street Dispensary without affording relief. She has a good deal of pain in the ear & a thin discharge flowed from the internal meatus’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

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

John Miller, 62, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1849
Date of death: 23 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Popliteal aneurism. Operation. Gangrene
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Knee); Operation; Gangrene

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 healthy-looking man of temperate habits, stated that on the 16th of October last he began to feel some pain at the inner side of his right knee. Two days after, while digging in a field, his foot slipped form the spade, causing him pain in the knee, but it lasted only a minute, & scarcely attracted his attention. He continued to work two days after this occurrence, but on the night of the 21st of October on retiring to bed he found his right foot & leg swelled’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

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

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

John Blower, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1849
Date of death: 16 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured base of the skull. Rupture of middle meningeal artery. Extravasation of blood beneath the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Brain); Extravasation (Brain)
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 man was admitted in a state of complete insensibility consequent upon a fall from a scaffold upon the brick vaulting of a cellar, from a height of upwards of 20 feet. When brought to the hospital ½ hours after the accident, his breathing was stertorous; his pulse scarcely perceptible, pupils dilated. He had a small scalp wound situated on the left side of the vertex of the skull & a considerable extravasation of blood in to the cellular tissue of the right orbit, and there was haemorrhage from the mouth & right ear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Jeffrey, 47, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1849
Date of death: 16 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs, pelvis & humerus. Extensive ecchymosis in abdomen & pelvis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs, pelvis, humerus); Ecchymosis (Abdomen, pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, a labourer, while cleaning a window was precipitated from a height of about 30 feet, and fractured the neck of the humerus. A small external wound about big enough to admit a probe communicated with the fracture. When admitted he was in a state of considerable collapse though to a certain extent sensible. There was very sligh haemorrhage from the wound’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis, left shoulder

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Looseley, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1849
Date of death: 22 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured leg 1 week’s duration. Pneumonia. Extensive deposit of urate of soda in knee & ankle joints. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Pneumonia (Lungs); Deposit (Joints); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a simple oblique fracture of the tibia & fibula of the right side, situated a short distance above the ankle joint. The limb was put up with a splint on either side, & for the two following days he appeared to be doing well; but on the 19th he complained of slight rheumatism, from which he stated he had been a ‘martyr for years’ and the fingers of both his hands exhibited considerable distortion from his previous attacks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

Harriet Pole, 8, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1849
Date of death: 4 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Severe burn
Disease (standardised): Burn (Skin)
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: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

William Jones, 64, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1849
Date of death: 7 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid & melanotic tumours in the subcutaneous areolar tissue, in the liver, spleen, mesentery & intestines
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Liver, spleen, mesentery, intestines)
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 was admitted with numerous tubercles, apparently malignant, developed in the subcutaneous cellular tissue over various parts of the body, but most numerous over the abdominal parieties. They were firm but not hard like scirrhus, lobulated on their surface, & not tender when handled. By far the greater number varied in size from that of a split pea to that of a bean, but 5 or 6 were as large or larger than walnuts’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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