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Mary Turner, 68, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 16 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Partial, lobular grey hepatisation of the apices of both lungs. Dilatation with thinning of the left ventricle. Slight thickening of the valves on the left side, with atheroma in aorta. Gall stones. Granular kidneys. Fibrous tumours in uterus
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Gallstone (Gall bladder); Disease (Kidneys); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward and Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted for inflammation of the eye, but immediately transferred to the care of the physician. When the physician saw her, she was in a dying condition, unable to give a distinct account of herself and unfit to undergo any examination. She died in the course of the evening’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, 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

Anne Lovell, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1845
Date of death: 26 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with congestion of the pulmonary texture
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in an extremely weak and exhausted state, and unable to give any account of herself. There was some little ascites and general anasarca & her face was puffy’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles White, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1845
Date of death: 25 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Dilatation, without hypertrophy, of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (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: 'This patient was admitted in a state of collapse, his countenance and lips especially, quite livid, and his extremities cold. Ether and ammonia were administered, reaction took place, and he then began to expectorate large quantities of thick, tenacious, puriform matter’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Dennis Shanahan, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pleurisy?
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'As the body was taken away without examination, no report is given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

William Lane, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1845
Date of death: 28 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema. Grey hepatisation of the lung. Pericarditis. Hydatid in the liver. Sinus between the coccyx and the rectum not communicating with the gut
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Cyst (Liver); Disease (Rectum, gut)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient told us that about 10 days previous to admission he was taken with shivering, soon followed by cough, accompanied by pain in the chest, more especially on the right side, within the four last days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sophie Perkins, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Oct 1845
Date of death: 8 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'As there was no examination, no history of the case is given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, at the request of the sister’

Type of incident: n/a

John Evans, n/a, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1845
Date of death: 3 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Enormous congestion of the various organs which were otherwise healthy. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Internal organs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was found dead in his cart at 5am on the morning of admission. He was found dead by the police. No history was brought with him, nor could any be obtained
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pharynx, larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Susan Webb, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1845
Date of death: 26 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy right side. Large aneurysm of the ascending aorta, spontaneously cured. Aorta atheromatous. Fluid in left pleura and in the pericardium. Liver much congested. Fibrous tumours in the uterus
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Aneurysm (Aorta); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Lungs, heart, liver); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of dyspnoea & some pain in the right side of the chest. She stated that about the end of August she was seized with rigors, succeeded by acute pain on the right side of the chest, much increased on deep inspiration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Smith, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1845
Date of death: 9 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Fluid in the various serous cavities. Heart hypertrophied and dilated. Aorta atheromatous. Pulmonary apoplexy. Granular degeneration of the kidneys. White patches on on the heart, liver and spleen. Liver congested
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Stroke (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys, heart, liver, spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought to the hospital in a moribund state. His friends stated that he had not enjoyed good health for above a year, as during the period he had suffered from palpitation and dyspnoea, pain in the loins, and great general debility’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Andrew Wright, 3, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1845
Date of death: 10 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Hydrocephalus. Congestion of the pia mater and brain. Softening of the central white parts. Lungs congested. Caries of spine
Disease (standardised): Hydrocephalus (Brain); Congestion (Brain, lungs); Caries (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'It appeared that this child had been ailing about three weeks, had lost his appetite, become restless, flushed in the face, & had slight convulsive movements in the limbs, with twitchings of the muscles of the face. He was very thirsty, extremely heavy & drowsy, yet unable to obtain any quick sleep, for when dozing, he constantly started, and occasionally screamed violently. His bowels had been much confined’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Watts, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1845
Date of death: 9 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites & anasarca. Lungs congested. Fluid with lymph in peritoneum. Cirrhosis of liver. Ovaries adherent to sides of pelvis
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Congestion (Lungs); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that she had long been suffering from dyspnoea, but with that exception, had enjoyed very tolerable health up to three weeks before admission, when her abdomen began to swell very rapidly, and she experienced very considerable pain, more especially in the region of the liver’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Bell, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1845
Date of death: 3 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Adherent pericardium. Heart dilated & atrophied. Laminated coagula in all the cavities resembling the coagula found in aneurysmal sacs. Pulmonary apoplexy. Abdominal viscera congested. Spleen hard and very small
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Congestion (Abdomen); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of ascites & anasarca, and severe palpitation which symptoms, according to his statement, commenced only three weeks prior to admission. He stated that they began rather suddenly, with palpitation, & that the dropsy shortly afterwards ensued. In answering questions, he admitted that he formerly drank & lived freely, but insisted that latterly he had lived soberly and abtemiously’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Gatrill, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1844
Date of death: 18 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Tumours of a peculiar nature in the liver. Chronic inflammation of mucous membranes of intestines. Kidneys mottled
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Tumour (Liver); Inflammation (Intestines); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that she had been subject to spasmodic cough during the last 7 years, which has become rather worse within the few last months. About eight months ago, she began to be troubled with constant pain at the epigastrium, accompanied by frequent nausea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Stanmore, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jul 1845
Date of death: 30 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions in left pleura. Cartilagious deposits in sub-pleural pulmonary cellular tissue, right side. Coagula of blood in the pericardium covered over by a delicate membrane. Atheroma in coronary arteries and in aorta. Spleen large, soft and grumous
Disease (standardised): Adhesion (Lungs); Deposit (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that for about three months he had been suffering from wandering pains, more particularly affecting the hands & feet, when about two days before admission, the pains became localized in the feet and were very severe’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Ainscombe, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1845
Date of death: 23 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated with thin walls and soft muscular structure. Recent pleurisy on both sides. Pulmonary apoplexy and pneumonia. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Stroke (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'It appeared from this patient’s account that during the two last years she had at times been troubled with palpitation, which for about six months had been almost constant, giving rise to dyspnoea and great general distress, preventing her taking any exertion & rendering her unable during the last three weeks to lie down in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Milsom, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1845
Date of death: 17 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Lungs congested with lobular grey hepatisation. Slight pleurisy on both sides. Heart dilated, pale & very thin. Slight peritonitis. Patches of lymph in spleen which was congested. Cyst, containing foul suppuration in cellular tissue of fallopian tube
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Spleen); Cyst (Fallopian tube)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of occasional vomiting, & constant nausea of some months’ duration, of pains in all her limbs, and of pain in the left hypochondriac region, of occasional palpitation, & a slight hacking cough. Her sister stated that these symptoms had existed several months, & her medical man had uniformly told her that they were hysterical’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Saunders, 62, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1845
Date of death: 16 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca. Heart dilated & slightly hypertrophied. Fluid in right pleura. Kidneys granular & coagulated. Spleen congested
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a state of collapse, unable to give a distinct account of himself. He was suffering from urgent dyspnoea, his extremities were perfectly cold’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Rownsley, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1845
Date of death: 7 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid tissue. Recent pleurisy & old adhesions. White patch on heart. Blood fluid. Capsule of liver much thickened. Deposits in cortical structure of kidneys, apparently scrofulous. Pelvis etc inflamed. Pus in urine
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Pelvis); Suppuration (Bladder); Syphilis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of almost total paralysis of the lower and partial loss of power over the upper extremities, but without loss of sensation, of great pain in the head, attended by much giddiness, of a ringing noise in the head giving rise to some deafness, of pain in the abdomen, & of pains in all his limbs, but more particularly the shin bones […] It was elicited that during the last six months he had lived a very irregular life, and had suffered greatly from syphilis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Maria Thomas, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1844
Date of death: 14 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Ulceration of the small and large intestine with enlargement and scrofulous deposits in the mesenteric glands. Liver fatty
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Deposit (Stomach); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that having always enjoyed very good health, and having always been perfectly regular, the catamenia [menstruation] suddenly ceased about 9 months ago. That she then without any pain, began to get weaker & weaker, and that she had continued gradually wasting up to the present time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Ratcliffe, 45, Chaffenter

Occupation or role: Chaffenter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1845
Date of death: 29 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive ulceration of the larynx with warty exerescences and diffuse cellular inflammation of the pharynx & larynx, spreading to the cellular tissue of the neck. Phthisis & pneumonia. Heart dilated, blood fluid. Tubercles in kidneys. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the arm, with spots of ecchymosis in various parts of the body
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Larynx); Inflammation (Pharynx, larynx, neck); Tuberculosis (Lungs, kidneys); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Ecchymosis (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted under the surgeon’s for double hydrocele, which had existed a very considerable period. On the 24th however he was transferred to the physician for cough, shortness of breath, and inability to swallow, when the following history was elicited. It appeared that he was a chaffenter by trade, and about a year ago had coughed up about [6 ounces] of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, larynx, thorax, abdomen, right superior extremity

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Bridges, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1845
Date of death: 25 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema. Malignant disease of the right ovary with recent peritonitis. Tumour in umbilical region
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Malignant disease (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tumour (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in the autumn of last year, complaining of great distension of the abdomen, occasioning dyspnoea and great abdominal uneasiness. She said that the swelling which commenced at the lower part of the abdomen on the right side was first perceived about six months prior to admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Davis, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 22 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated and thin. Aortic valves thickened with calcareous matter. Blood fluid. Dropsy of pleurae, peritoneum & cellular tissue. Kidneys mottled. Other viscera very much congested. Fibrous tumours in uterus & in cellular tissue of fallopian tube
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, aorta); Edema (Lungs, abdomen, tissues); Disease (Kidneys); Tumour (Uterus, fallopian tube)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that she had enjoyed tolerably good health till four months ago, when she began to feel languid & unequal to any exertion, and suffered greatly from palpitation. Since that time the palpitation had been gradually increasing in severity, and about six weeks since she was taken with epistaxis, which recurred at very short intervals, during a whole month’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Miller, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1845
Date of death: 17 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated, without hypertrophy. Kidneys mottled & granular. Dropsy. Fluid in pleura. Consolidation of a portion of left lung. Large quantities of serum & lymph in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of great pain and swelling in the epigastrium, which had been gradually coming on during the last six months, of palpitation of the heart, & of anasarca of the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Harrison, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1845
Date of death: 25 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic pericarditis and vegetations on valves. Pneumonia & old adhesions. Rheumatic affection of joint
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Vegetation (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs); Rheumatism (Joints)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a cachetic-looking girl, whose mother had suffered greatly from rheumatism, stated that on the 12th instant she first began to feel wandering pains, which soon became localized in her feet, knees & wrists, and in a short time were accompanied by redness & swelling of the parts affected. That at the same time she began to cough, and the cough had continued ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

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