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John Oliver, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 7 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the oesophageal region of the stomach, with large masses of encephaloid deposit about the liver. No other organ affected with this disease. Red heptisation and congestive pneumonia. Two or three large crude tubercles. Heart dilated and flaccid.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver); Disease (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
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 reported that during the last seven or eight months his health and strength had been gradually failing. He said that his illness began rather suddenly with inability to swallow freely, soon followed by pain at the epigastrium after eating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

Ellen Scully, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1846
Date of death: 5 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of brain. Lungs emphysematous anteriorly. Congested, etc posteriorly. Heart dilated and atrophied. Cirrhosis of liver. Ascites. Anarsarca. Other organs, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain ); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Cirrhosis (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg)
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: It appeared that the patient had been in excellent health until the last nine months, during which period her health had been gradually failing. Her illness began with an attack of jaundice and dyspepsia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Thomas, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1846
Date of death: 1 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae, with very few tubercles, in apices of both lungs, the structure of which was compressed and very oedematous. Old adhesions. Scirrhus of the pylorus, with encephaloid glands. Other viscera, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appeared from the man’s account, that he was in the Hospital about two years before with slight cough and haemoptysis, and that since that time his cough had never entirely left him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Townsend, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 2 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fistula in ano. Operation. Peritonitis. Mottled kidneys. Phthisis. Disease of right iliac bone
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Pelvis)
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 was admitted with an old opening into the gut, which was first stated to have appeared as an abscess.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and right iliac bone
Type of incident: n/a

John Dyer, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1846
Date of death: 26 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old and extensive adhesions. Heart dilated and atrophied. Old peritonitis. Ulceration of intestine. Tubercular deposit in cortical structure of left kidney and in pelvis and ureter. Other viscera healthy. Tubercular deposit in omentum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney, Pelvis, Ureter); Tuberculosis (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 man was admitted in a state of extreme exhaustion. He stated that he had suffered from cough about nine months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Benham, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Jan 1846
Date of death: 24 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Miliary and crude tubercles in both lungs. Small vomicae in right one. Old adhesions right side. Slight, recent pleurisy on left side. Ulcerations of caput coli. Enlargement of Peyer’s glands. Scrofulous deposit in and on kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
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 labouring under great dyspnoea after catching cold two months before.
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

Amelia Stead, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Gall bladder filled with gall stones. Congestive pneumonia. Specks of atheroma
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Gallstones (Gall bladder); Pneumonia (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 was admitted in a state of collapse, with cold skin, laboured respiration and a scarcely perceptible pulse. There was a tumour in the left groin about the size of a pigeon egg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and nose
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Barker, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Sep 1845
Date of death: 15 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous ulceration of the vagina spreading to the uterus, and infiltration of scirrhous matter into the cellular tissue of the pelvis. Encephaloid tubercle in liver. Bladder and rectum inflamed. Mottling degeneration of left kidney
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Vagina, Uterus, Pelvis, Liver); Inflammation (Bladder, Rectum); Disease (Kidney)
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: The patient was admitted with a large tumour situated on the wall of the vagina.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George Varney, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Extensive ulceration of the larynx and trachea, destroying the cartilages. Ulceration of small intestine. White patch on heart. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of exhaustion and extreme debility, consequent upon disease of the lungs of long duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, 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

Benjamin George, 51, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens. Brain wet. Slight extravasation of blood in arachnoid. Heart dilated and atrophied with flaccid muscular structure. Patches of atheroma about valves and aorta. Blood fluid. Lungs congested. Liver fatty.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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: The patient had lost his appetite, unable to sleep well and had become extensively nervous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Reuben, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Oct 1844
Date of death: 14 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Grey semi transparent granules in lungs. Miliary tubercles in these organs, in the liver and kidneys. Chronic Arachinitis with softening of the central white parts of the brain and effusion into the ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Granular (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung, Liver, Kidney); Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Softening (Brain); Effusion (Brain )
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: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Green , 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Nov 1844
Date of death: 5 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of the Thigh. Extensive suppuration of the stump with inflammation of the veins. Fatty degeneration of the liver.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Inflammation (Veins); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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 stump
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Harrison, 72, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1844
Date of death: 28 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca and ascites. Thickening and contraction of mitral and aortic valves. Liver and Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Thickening, Contraction (Heart); Granular (Liver); Granular (Kidney)
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

Samuel Smith , 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1844
Date of death: 29 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice and secondary deposits following amputation of the leg for a compound fracture, with simple fracture of the opposite tibia. Liver, heart and kidneys congested and riddled with holes. Scrotum enormously distended with air.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Fracture (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Congestion (Liver, Heart, Kidney); Distended (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
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 inferior extremities
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

John Bunning, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Oct 1844
Date of death: 22 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles and vomicae in lungs with pneumonia and pleurisy. Tubercles in small intestine and mesentery.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Tuberculosis (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: According to the patient’s own account, the active symptoms of his illness had commenced about seven weeks prior to his admission into the Hospital, with a severe cough with expectoration and a sense of weight in the left side of his chest.
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

George Neale, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1844
Date of death: 8 Oct 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Phthisis with tubercular deposits in the small intestine, the coats of which were extensively ulcerated and in one or two spots perforated giving rise to effusion of feculent fluid into the peritoneum. Peritonitis.

Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Effusion (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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

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

Charles Pepper, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1844
Date of death: 17 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca and ascites from disease of the kidneys, with hypertrophy of the heart and thickening of the serous and subserous coverings of the liver. This thickening of these tissues existed in other parts of the peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Foot); Disease (Kidney); Hypertrophy (Heart); Thickening (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: In January 1844 he had suffered an attack of rheumatic fever and remained weak. Three weeks before his admission he perceived his clothes getting tighter and his feet beginning to swell. In addition to his ascites and anasarca, he had considerable orthopnea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and 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 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

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